New Living Translation
The Good News is about his Son. In his earthly life he was born into King David's family line,
King James Bible
Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
Darby Bible Translation
concerning his Son (come of David's seed according to flesh,
World English Bible
concerning his Son, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh,
Young's Literal Translation
concerning His Son, (who is come of the seed of David according to the flesh,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:3 Who was of the seed of David according to the flesh - That is, with regard to his human nature. Both the natures of our Saviour are here mentioned; but the human is mentioned first, because the divine was not manifested in its full evidence till after his resurrection.
LibraryThe Witness of the Resurrection
'Declared to be the Son of God with power, ... by the resurrection of the dead.'--ROMANS i. 4 (R.V.). It is a great mistake to treat Paul's writings, and especially this Epistle, as mere theology. They are the transcript of his life's experience. As has been well said, the gospel of Paul is an interpretation of the significance of the life and work of Jesus based upon the revelation to him of Jesus as the risen Christ. He believed that he had seen Jesus on the road to Damascus, and it was that appearance …
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)
Privilege and Obligation
Sin in the Heart the Source of Error in the Head
This is a record of the ancestors of Jesus the Messiah, a descendant of David and of Abraham:
So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father's one and only Son.
Abraham was, humanly speaking, the founder of our Jewish nation. What did he discover about being made right with God?
for my people, my Jewish brothers and sisters. I would be willing to be forever cursed--cut off from Christ!--if that would save them.
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are their ancestors, and Christ himself was an Israelite as far as his human nature is concerned. And he is God, the one who rules over everything and is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.
1 Corinthians 10:18
Think about the people of Israel. Weren't they united by eating the sacrifices at the altar?
But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law.
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