The compound μετήλλ. As to their idolatry, he had told us at the 23rd verse, that they had made false and unworthy representations of the ever-blessed God: worshipping God in and by the creatures. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". Amen: when the Hebrews of old made mention of the true God, they were wont to add these words: Let him be blessed for ever. The sense therefore substantially amounts to praeterito creatore (Hilary), or relicto creatore (Cyprian), i.e. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. In particular, it condemns idolatry, and signifies that God alone is worthy to be eternally served and adored. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/romans-1.html. This verse casts light on the τὴν ἀλήθ. (5:12—8:39) D. The New Freedom in Life (7:1-25) The crux of the matter therefore is our new position in Christ Jesus our Lord. 1801-1803. Exchanged. Romans 1:32.—Expositor, 1st series, vol. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hmc/romans-1.html. In this description of the character of those who are given up, attached to Romans 1:24, Paul makes once more apparent the motive which determined God to give them up. ( B) rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. How aggravated is the guilt of the Church of Rome, which, under the same flimsy pretext, does shamelessly what the heathen are here condemned for doing, and with light which the heathen never had! A. Alexander, The Gospel of Jesus Christ, p. 61. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". BibliographyTorrey, R. A. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". Learn hence, That when men provoke God finally to forsake them, and judicially to give them up to their own heart's lusts, they will not stick to commit such monstrous and unnatural uncleanness, as the very brute beasts abhor. The preposition indicates passing by the Creator altogether; not merely giving preference to the creature. ἐλάτρ.] ( C) Amen. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. Romans 14:5 [ ἡμέραν παρʼ ἡμέραν]. The lust to sin dwells in human nature. BibliographyHodge, Charles. This explanation is precluded by the levity with which men often make that venerable name the theme of ribald jests and the burden of blasphemous imprecation. The truth of God; the truth in respect to God.--More than; rather than. The Expositor's Greek Testament. above, Romans 1:9. παρὰ τὸν κτ., to the neglect of. or "above him" or "against him", in opposition to him, or Only One is deserving of praise. creature = the things created; not only sun, moon, stars, men, the animate creation, but Satan himself, the arch-enemy, who by means of his "lie" (Genesis 3:4, Genesis 3:5) transferred the worship of man from the Creator to himself, the creature. The creature—The created object, whether deified animal or inanimate substance shaped into an idol. Not only is the grand and simple name of God exchanged for a descriptive title, such as Supreme Being, or an abstract term, the Deity, but still more readily and frequently is God supplanted by a goddess, and her name is Nature. Broadman Press 1932,33. III. κ. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Romans 1:25". Greek. Romans 1:25. οἵτινες μετήλλαξαν κ. τ. λ.: being as they were persons who exchanged the truth of God for the lie. Qua ornari ab eo Diabolus quaerebat, as Austin writeth to a learned but lewd person of his times. Romans 1:25. The doxology: who is praised, בָּרוּךְ, not: celebrandus (comp on Ephesians 1:3 ; 2 Corinthians 11:31; Mark 14:61), for ever! The introduction of the doxology in this verse is due to an impulse of reverential feeling. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/romans-1.html. τὸ ψεῦδος, abstract for concrete, is the idol or false God. 1897-1910. Hofmann erroneously makes a relative protasis begin with οἵτινες, with which then διὰ τοῦτο κ. τ. λ(500), Romans 1:26, would be connected by way of apodosis: them, who exchanged etc., God has therefore given up. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/romans-1.html. Both verbs belong to τῇ κτίσει; though σεβάζομαι would require an accusative, λατρεύω, the nearest, takes the government. BibliographyGill, John. BibliographyAbbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". Amen. 1870. Who changed the truth of God into a lie,.... Not the truth of the Gospel, which they were unacquainted with; but that which might be known of God as true, and was known of them by the light of nature; or the true God himself, whom they "changed into a lie"; by ascribing to false deities, which were lying vanities, those things which were known of God; and by worshipping them instead of him: for they. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". Tholuck mentions an Arabic manuscript in the library at Berlin which contains an account of heresies in respect to Islamism, and as often as the writer has occasion to mention the name of a new heretical sect, he adds, ‹God be exalted above all which they say‘” (Stuart). See Matthiae, § 428, 2. παρὰ τ. κτίσαντα] in the sense of comparison: prae creatore, in which case the context alone decides whether the preference of the one before the other is only relative, or whether it excludes the latter altogether (see on Luke 18:14; and van Hengel on our passage). Consider whether our religion or our irreligion is so free from the idolatrous element as we generally suppose, and if not what are the appearances which bear the most resemblance to the false religion of the ancient world. The proof of this apostasy is, that they worshipped ( ἐσεβάσθησαν) and served ( ἐλάτρευσαν). California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Secondly, As to their uncleanness, he shews that they were so given up to the ravings of lust for sinning against the light of nature, that they forsook the order of nature, and were more brutish than the very brutes. Romans 9:5, 2 Corinthians 11:31, in each case a mark of deep emotion. The former is the better explanation. Not the truth of the Gospel, which they were unacquainted with; Of full religious service. Every image of God is a false and lying representation of God. Amen. τὴν ἀλήθειαν τοῦ θεοῦ. Lit., the lie; a general abstract expression for the whole body of false gods. "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". Who is blessed for ever. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/fam/romans-1.html. “The truth of God” ( cf. On ὅστις, quippe qui, which brings up the class to which one belongs, and thereby includes the specification of the reason, see Hermann, a(499) Soph. The adjective is usually of God: the participle, of man. Paul again stated that God turned His back on these people, and this rejection took away all hope. Mark Dunagan Commentary on the Bible. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". The word rendered ‘blessed’ is applied, in the Bible, only to God; a different one is used of man, in the Psalms, Sermon on the Mount, etc. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". i. 1999. Who changed the truth of God into a lie — that is, the truth concerning God into idol falsehood. 1865-1868. When certain causes now at work have had their full effect, the worshipper of God will again be like Elijah on Mount Carmel, while the vast mixed multitude are worshippers of Nature. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". 2 Thessalonians 2:11, 1 John 2:27. ἐσεβάσθησαν. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/romans-1.html. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". God can forbear with us because Jesus Christ came to this earth and died for all of us. : being as they were persons who exchanged the truth of God for the lie. latreuo. λ . "Commentary on Romans 1:25". But we need not supply εἰ καὶ οὗτοι ὕβρισαν, as Chrys. App-137and App-190. Epicurus verbis reliquit Deos re sustulit, saith Cicero (De Nat. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. This word occurs only here and Romans 1:26. Romans 1:23 , “the glory of God”) is the same thing as God in His truth, or the true God as He had actually revealed Himself to man. cum.— ἐσεβάσθησαν, they worshipped) implying internal worship.— ἐλάτρευσαν, they served) implying external worship.— παρὰ) in preference to, more than, ch. ἐν ἀδικίᾳ κατεχόντων of Romans 1:18. BibliographyCalvin, John. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". "Commentary on Romans 1:25". Romans 1:25-32 New International Version (NIV) 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. By changing the truth of God, referring to the attributes essential to His being is here meant the changing of the just and legitimate notions which ought to be formed of Him, not only in contemplation, but chiefly in practice. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/romans-1.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/sbc/romans-1.html. "besides him", others along with him; or neglecting him, and not Romans 1:25 for that they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. 25. In this way they preserved veneration for the name of God, and accustomed themselves to speak of him with reverence. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ain/romans-1.html. κ.τ.λ. Quippe qui, “seeing that they,” repeats Romans 1:23 with amplification. They were guilty of two great errors; one was in their minds, they changed the truth of God into a lie; the other in their wills, they served the creature more than the Creator. BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. The truth of God (the true notion of Him as the Creator) which they professed, they changed into (see on ἐν, Romans 1:23) a lie ( ψεῦδος = שֶׁקֶר, used of idols, Jeremiah 16:19 ), thus counteracting its legitimate agency and depriving it of all power for good. Amen. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. 1974. : for that they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. That I might include two words in one, I have given this rendering. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/romans-1.html. Into a lie - Into idols, or false gods. The people described by Paul served creatures made by the Creator rather than honor the Creator who made the creatures. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bpc/romans-1.html. Shocked at the language which he finds himself using, and at the connection in which the most Holy Name has been mentioned, the Apostle turns aside for a moment to testify to his own humble adoration. The former means religious reverence of every kind; the latter, formal worship, with sacrifice, and other acts and rites. (52) What is added, Who is blessed for ever, I explain as having been said for the purpose of exposing idolaters to greater reproach, and in this way, “He is one whom they ought alone to have honored and worshipped, and from whom it was not right to take away any thing, no, not even the least.”. Who is blessed for ever. As he sat, he heard children playing a game and they called out to each other these words: “Take up and read! metallasso; only here and Romans 1:26. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/romans-1.html. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". of Blessed—A doxology asserting the Divine over all created nature. Arg. Proud member New York, USA. So let it be. p. 678 C, p. 679 A. καὶ ἐσεβάσθησαν.… κτίσαντα] more precise explanation of the first clause of the verse. only Hosea 10:5 Aq. —, And worshipped, etc. Charles Schribner's Sons. He gave them up as being those who, etc. On the latter verb, see on Revelation 22:3. Man transferred his worship from God (the Truth) to the devil. Romans 1:28.—Homiletic Magazine, vol. Salem Media Group. the God of truth, or the true God, into an idol, which is a lie, which seems to be that which it is not: or else, by the truth of God, understand those true sentiments and notions that they had of God, and were taught them, as before, by the light of nature, and the book of the creatures; these they changed into lying imaginations and conceits. I. 1909-1922. Who changed , [ hoitines (Greek #3748) meteellaxan (Greek #3337) = Quippe qui] - 'Inasmuch as they changed,' or, 'Being such as changed' (the pronoun here used assigning the reason for what went before). BibliographyAlford, Henry. Amen.” Here we see the fatal downward trend of humanity, alienated from God; like a ship loosed from her moorings, adrift on the sea, the sport of the billows and the caprice of the storm, till wounded or wrecked. There never yet was a man, who had not reason to lament his strong corruptions, and his secret dislike to the will of God. 1832. Who changed the truth of God - This is a repetition of the declaration in Romans 1:23, in another form. Romans 9:5; Romans 11:33, for the solemn, liturgical close of a doxology. Amen,—is a natural effusion of deeply-moved piety, called forth by the detestable contrast of the Gentile abominations just described, without any further special design (Koppe: “ne ipse in majestatem divinam injurius videri possit;” comp Tholuck). II. who is blessed for ever! Though the impious among ourselves no longer pray to stocks and stones, or beasts and birds, or moon and stars, there is still a strong taint of idolatry perceptible in our religion, science, literature, business—nay, our very language. Blessed for ever; worthy of eternal love and praise. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. This form of idolatry has all the aid that Art can render to Nature. Better, as Rev., exchanged, etc., for a lie. All rights reserved. BibliographySchaff, Philip. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/romans-1.html. Amen.’. τοῦ θεοῦ] to be taken entirely in harmony with the expression τὴν δόξαν τοῦ θεοῦ in Romans 1:23; therefore τοῦ θεοῦ is to be taken as genitive of the subject: the truth of God, the true divine reality,(502) so as to make it in point of actual meaning, though not in the abstract form of the conception, identical with: “true God” (Luther, and most expositors, including Rückert, de Wette, Tholuck, Fritzsche, Philippi, van Hengel). Amen. Therefore this chapter is a call to self-examination, the end of which should be, a deep conviction of sin, and of the necessity of deliverance from a state of condemnation. This is not simply a pious reverence but an act (or acts) of worship" (CBL, GED, ). Ver. 1871-8. More than the Creator, παρὰ τὸν κτίσαντα, i.e., beyond, in the sense of more than, or in the sense of passing by, neglecting; "praeterito Creatore," as Beza translates. Romans 1:25. οἵτινες μετήλλαξαν κ. τ. λ(497)] as those who exchanged, etc. Compare Piscator, Usteri and Glöckler, who understand by it the original consciousness of God. The ἐν (cf. Who is blessed forever - It was not uncommon to add a doxology, or ascription of praise to God, when his name was mentioned; see Romans 9:5; 2 Corinthians 11:31; Galatians 1:5. BibliographyMeyer, Heinrich. BibliographyDunagan, Mark. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. Bather than the Creator. (NASB: Lockman)Greek: ta gar aorata autou apo ktise os kosmou toi s poiemasin nooumena kathoratai, e te aidio s autou dunami s kai theiotes, ei s to einai autou s anapologetous https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/romans-1.html. Greek. ix., p. 346. "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". Changed the truth of God into a lie - In the place of the true worship of God, they established idolatry. God’s *blessings for the *Jews 9:1-5. v1 I speak the truth in *Christ. The pronoun has a causal sense, being such as those who, i.e., because they exchanged the, truth of God for a lie. Thus departing from the true God, and receiving false gods in His stead, they worshipped the creature more, or rather, than the creator They pretended, indeed, that they did not forsake the Creator, while they served numerous divinities. BibliographyGodbey, William. In the summer of 386, a young man wept in the backyard of a friend. The *Holy Spirit … τῇ κτ.] Being such as, or, ‘since they were such as.’ Here the Apostle reverts to the reason for the punishment. "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 4:13-25 EXEGESIS: ROMANS 4:13-15. a. When he became aware of God speaking within he quashed it, and found a substitute. creatures; which is so glaring a truth, that everyone ought to (Read Romans 1:18-25) The apostle begins to show that all mankind need the salvation of the gospel, because none could obtain the favour of God, or escape his wrath by their own works. The truth of God into a lie - or 'into the lie;' that is, the true God into the false (the abstract is here put for the concrete), the Living into the lying. 1685. The word ἐυλογντός is by Harless, Ephesians 1:3 and by Meyer, made to mean praised, as the Hebrew בָרוּך, to which it so constantly answers; not, therefore, worthy of praise, but who is in fact the object of praise to all holy beings. Compare Luke 18:14, where the approved reading is παρ ' ἐκεῖνον ratherthan the other, implying that the Pharisee was in no respect justified. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". The words are a renewed tragic commentary (comp Romans 1:22-23) on the διό, Romans 1:24. "Sermon Bible Commentary". and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator — Professing merely to worship the Creator by means of the creature, they soon came to lose sight of the Creator in the creature. Go to. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. τὴν ἀλήθ. (exchanged) is more significant than ἤλλαξαν (changed) in Romans 1:23. τὴν ἀλήθ. BibliographyHaldane, Robert. That is what the gospel is all about -- freedom! https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsc/romans-1.html. ἐλάτρευσαν. "changed into a lie"; by ascribing to false deities, which were In the Old Testament, as in Jeremiah 13:25; Jeremiah 16:19 the gods of the heathen are spoken of as lies. It is then but just, that they should be besprinkled with every kind of infamy, who strive to take away from God his honor, and also to reproach his name. (There is widespread scholarly opinion that Paul did not write these verses; however, the person who did and the editor who placed them near the end of the letter [commentaries cite the various placements of the doxology] clearly presumed that … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 16:25-27" He does not shrink from any detail fitted to bring out the vengeance which God has taken on the offence offered to His outraged majesty. Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. The nature and power of Abraham's faith are shown. 1879-90. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/romans-1.html. Bengel remarks, “the price of mythology.”, Worshipped and served ( ἐσεβάσθησαν καὶ ἐλάτρευσαν ). For this reason (Ro 1:18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25) -- The Greek phrase for this reason is composed of two words (dia touto) variously translated in the NAS as "for this cause", "for this purpose", "for because of this", "therefore" and functions as a term of conclusion. See Matthew 5:18. In this case, the mysterion is God’s plan of salvation, which involves Christ’s death, resurrection, and ascension. (25) Who changed the truth of God into a lie.—They ceased to worship God as He is—in His own true essential nature, and worshipped false gods instead. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, ( A) and worshiped and served created things. Romans 1:20 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 1:20, NIV: "For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse." https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/romans-1.html. How aggrarated is the guilt of the Church of Rome, which, under the same flimsy pretext, does shamelessly what the pagan are here condemned for doing, and with light which the pagan never had! https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ges/romans-1.html. In examining the central issue of the first few commandments, we find that the first concerns what we worship. x. Idols are not infrequently called falsehood and lies, because they are not true representations of God; Jeremiah 13:25; Isaiah 28:15; Jeremiah 10:14; Psalm 40:4. Vv. τῇ κτίσει] Corresponding with the verb standing next to it, so that the accusative is to be supplied with ἐσεβ. Such a practice would tend eminently to prevent an unholy familiarity and irreverence in regard to the sacred name of the Most High; compare Exodus 20:7. Greek. R. 688; Matthiae, p. 1073. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". The double relative specifies the class to which they belonged, and thereby includes the reason for their punishment. J. (2 Timothy 4:3-4; Proverbs 23:23; 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12). Amen. For a lie; comp. Lord, if we are not more vile than the vilest of thy creatures, we owe it all to thy sanctifying, or, a least, to thy restraining grace. Amen." (Comp. “The truth of God” (cf. Reiche and Mehring (following Pareus, Camerarius, Estius, Seb. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". At the beginning of a sentence it is often used adverbially, verily, assuredly; at the end of a sentence it is used to express assent, it is true, so let it be. For this use of παρὰ, see Winer, 503 f. ὅς ἐστιν εὐλογητός: the doxology relieves the writer’s feelings as he contemplates such horrors. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. 1863-1878. The second case is that which occurs here, in accordance both with the nature of the case, seeing that the Gentiles did not worship the Creator at all, and with the immediate connection ( μετήλλαξαν.… ἐν τῷ ψεύδει). Romans 7:7-25 is one of the most challenging exegetical and theological enigmas in the New Testament. the thing made, the creature—a general term for all objects of idolatrous worship. (The) Blessed One. Romans 1:24-25. 1874-1909. "They changed the truth of God, the true doctrine of his nature, and the genuine institutions of his worship, into a lie, into abominable idolatries, founded on the falsest representations of God, and often supported by a train of artful forgeries." "Commentary on Romans 1:25". American Tract Society. ii., p. 34. But Paul is not speaking about willfully committing sin (consciously giving in to the desires of the flesh Sin is anything that goes against God’s will and His laws. A stronger word than in Romans 1:23. the truth of God into a lie = the truth of God for the lie. See Elsner's Observations, vol. The glory of God is God himself as glorious, and the truth of God, in this connection, is God himself as true; that is, the true God. Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. Compare 2 Thessalonians 2:11. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. Position invariably determines practice. These verses in Romans 1 recap what the first commandment forbids, the worship of … worshipped was a creature, either of their own, or of God's Some think the images were originally intended to help focus the mind on God. BibliographyWesley, John. Anything which is not what it pretends to be, or what it is supposed to be, is in the Scriptures called a lie. Most commonly the latter of two nouns is used as the adjective, but sometimes it is the former, as in this case. References: Romans 1:26-29.—Clergyman's Magazine, vol. worshipped. In his writings, mysterion means something that God has kept hidden—at least for a period of time. 25 was an interruption extorted from Paul by the need which his outraged heart felt to justify once more the severity of such a punishment. Amen - This is a Hebrew word denoting strong affirmation. BibliographyBarnes, Albert. “The Muslims also borrowed this custom from the Jews, and practice it to a great extent. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". Renewal 1960. worshipping them instead of him: for they. BibliographyNicoll, William R. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hdg/romans-1.html. See my Common Place of Atheism. BibliographyIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". Greek. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". In the perfection of their imitation and the beauty of their original creations they did honour to the god of their idolatry, not indirectly, as the author of their skill, but most directly, as its only object. In another place the apostle says, “That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners of whom I … All rights reserved. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/romans-1.html. “Two things never live up to their billing; the circus and sin.” “It does not matter how small the sins are, provided that their cumulative effect is to edge the man away from the Light and out into nothing. See Isaiah 44:20; Isaiah 44:28. He now resumes his exposition of the punishment, begun in Romans 1:24; and this time he proceeds to the end. Compare Romans 9:5. Jeremiah 13:25, and similar passages, where idols are called a ‘lie.’ The term is apt because the heathen gods have no existence. ὅς ἐστιν εὐλ. The He is that Satan is man"s benefactor and is to be worshipped. 1999-2014. changed. Exchanged (μετηλλαχαν metēllaxan). BibliographyTrapp, John. Amen — By this doxology the apostle instinctively relieves the horror which the penning of such things excited within his breast; an example to such as are called to expose like dishonor done to the blessed God. If God is not in the fire or the wind or the earthquake, these will nevertheless sweep the multitude before them, and the still small voice of revelation will be heard only by a chosen few. Whochanged the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. 1840-57. They acknowledged that these were inferior to the sovereign God, whom they called the Father of gods and men. 2: p. 11. They exchange the truth. chaps. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". The former is general (coluerunt), the latter took place through sacrifices, and other definite rites and services; hence Paul designates his own specific service of God in Romans 1:8 by λατρεύω. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". 1835. The heathens changed the truth of God, that is, the true idea of God exhibited in the works of creation, into the false representations made of Him in their superstition idolatries. "William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament". BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. part., Ps. Here only in N.T., and O.T. Paul’s great letter to the Romans ends with a doxology — a moment of praise. Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. The truth or reality of God, the true Divine essence, practically the same as ‘the true God.’ The latter phrase would perhaps seem irreverent. Truth of God… lie—So the Hebrew writers called an idol preeminently a lie, as basely falsifying the glorious truth of the Divine nature. Paul uses the word mysterion frequently. 1897. Who changed the truth of God into a lie; i.e. The doxology expresses the horror of the Apostle at this dishonour, and puts their sin in a more striking light. 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