Romans 10:7
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English Standard Version
“or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).

King James Bible
Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)

American Standard Version
or, Who shall descend into the abyss? (That is, to bring Christ up from the dead.)

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or who shall descend into the deep? that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.

English Revised Version
or, Who shall descend into the abyss? (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead.)

Webster's Bible Translation
Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring Christ again from the dead.)

Weymouth New Testament
"nor 'Who shall go down into the abyss?'" --that is, to bring Christ up again from the grave.

Romans 10:7 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Descend into the deep

Rev., abyss. Septuagint, Who shall pass through to beyond the sea? See on Luke 8:31. Paul changes the phrase in order to adapt it to the descent of Christ into Hades. The two ideas may be reconciled in the fact that the Jew conceived the sea as the abyss of waters on which the earth rested. Compare Exodus 20:4. Thus the ideas beyond the sea and beneath the earth coincide in designating the realm of the dead. Compare Homer's picture of the region of the dead beyond the Ocean-stream:

"As soon as thou shalt cross.

Oceanus, and come to the low shore

And groves of Proserpine, the lofty groups

Of poplars, and the willows that let fall

Their withered fruit, moor thou thy galley there

In the deep eddies of Oceanus,

And pass to Pluto's comfortless abode."

"Odyssey," x. 508-513.

"Our bark

Reached the far confines of Oceanus.

There lies the land and there the people dwell

Of the Cimmerians, in eternal cloud

continued...

Romans 10:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

to bring up.

Romans 4:25 Who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification.

Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep...

1 Peter 3:18,22 For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh...

Revelation 1:18 I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for ever more, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Cross References
Luke 8:31
And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss.

Hebrews 13:20
Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant,

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