Rom 1:17

From: William Dicks (
Date: Fri May 31 1996 - 03:54:59 EDT

In Rom 1:17 Paul quotes from the OT: "O de dikaios ek pistews dzhsetai".
Why do almost every translation translate this as "The just/righteous shall
live by faith" as opposed to "But the just/righteous by faith shall live".
It changes the meaning completely. The first translation will mean that if
you are righteous you will live by faith. Whereas, the second will mean that
if you are righteous by faith, and not another means, you will live.

William G Dicks (Systems Analyst - C++ & Theology Graduate)
ISIS Information Systems
South Africa

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