Romans 1:2
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English Standard Version
which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures,

King James Bible
(Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)

American Standard Version
which he promised afore through his prophets in the holy scriptures,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Which he had promised before, by his prophets, in the holy scriptures,

English Revised Version
which he promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,

Webster's Bible Translation
(Which he had promised before by his prophets in the holy scriptures)

Weymouth New Testament
which God had already promised through His Prophets in Holy Writ, concerning His Son,

Romans 1:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Had promised afore (προεπηγγείλατο)

Only here in the New Testament. Rev., He promised afore. Paul's Old Testament training is manifest. Naturally, in beginning the more precise description of the new revelation, he refers first to its connection with ancient prophecy. The verb ἐπαγγέλλομαι; means more than to proclaim. It occurs frequently, and always in the sense of profess or promise. See Mark 14:11; Acts 7:5; 1 Timothy 2:10; 1 Timothy 6:21.

Prophets

Not limited to the prophets proper, but including all who, in the Old Testament, have prophesied the Gospel - Moses, David, etc. Compare Hebrews 1:1.

In the holy scriptures (ἐν γραφαῖς ἁγίαις)

Or, more strictly, in holy writings. The scriptures would require the article. See on John 5:47; see on John 2:22. Here again the absence of the article denotes the qualitative character of the phrase - books which are holy as conveying God's revelations. On ἅγιος holy, see on Acts 26:10. This is the only passage in which it is applied to scriptures.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Which. See on

Luke 24:26,27 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory...

Acts 10:43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whoever believes in him shall receive remission of sins.

Acts 26:6 And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God, to our fathers:

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

by. See on ch.

Romans 3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

the holy. See on

Romans 3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that to them were committed the oracles of God.

Cross References
Matthew 1:22
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:

Luke 1:70
as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,

Acts 13:32
And we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers,

Romans 3:21
But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it--

Romans 16:26
but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith--

Titus 1:2
in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began

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