Re: The word alone in Romans 3:28

From: Benjamin Raymond (
Date: Mon Aug 24 1998 - 11:27:50 EDT

At 09:59 PM 8/24/98 +1000, you wrote:
>G'day Mathew You asked:
>... whether Martin Luther include the word "alone" in Romans 3:28 I would
>like to know if there is any justification for including the word alone in
>Romans 3:28.
>Here is the 1984 edition of Luther's Bible in loco:
>So halten wir nun dafčr, daž der Mensch gerecht
>wird ohne des Gesetzes Werke, allein durch den Glauben.
>Does anyone read German? I am guessing that "ohne" is equivalent to "only"
>or "alone."
>Am I right?
>David McKay

I believe that 'allein' is the word you're seeking. Would anyone offer a
concordant translation?

Benjamin Raymond
senior, Harding University School of Biblical Studies
HU Box 11871, 900 E Center
Searcy, AR 72149-0001

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