Romans 3:2
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English Standard Version
Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God.

King James Bible
Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.

American Standard Version
Much every way: first of all, that they were intrusted with the oracles of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Much every way. First indeed, because the words of God were committed to them.

English Revised Version
Much every way: first of all, that they were intrusted with the oracles of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Much every way: chiefly, because that to them were committed the oracles of God.

Weymouth New Testament
The privilege is great from every point of view. First of all, because the Jews were entrusted with God's truth.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Chiefly (πρῶτον)

Rev., first of all; i.e., first in order. Paul, however, does not enumerate further, being led away by another thought.

The oracles (τὰ λόγια)

Diminutive. Strictly, brief utterances. Both in classical and biblical Greek, of divine utterances. In classical Greek, of prose oracles. See Acts 7:38; Hebrews 5:12; 1 Peter 4:11. Not especially Messianic passages, but the Old Testament scriptures with the law and the promises.

Romans 3:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Much.

Romans 3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?

Romans 11:1,2,15-23,28,29 I say then, Has God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin...

because.

Romans 2:18 And know his will, and approve the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;

Romans 9:4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertains the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God...

Deuteronomy 4:7,8 For what nation is there so great, who has God so near to them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call on him for...

Nehemiah 9:13,14 You came down also on mount Sinai, and spoke with them from heaven, and gave them right judgments, and true laws...

Psalm 78:4-7 We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength...

Psalm 147:19,20 He shows his word to Jacob, his statutes and his judgments to Israel...

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Ezekiel 20:11,12 And I gave them my statutes, and showed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them...

Luke 16:29-31 Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them...

John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures...

2 Peter 1:19-21 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto you do well that you take heed, as to a light that shines in a dark place...

Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said to me, See you do it not: I am your fellow servant...

committed.

1 Corinthians 9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed to me.

2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, not imputing their trespasses to them...

Galatians 2:7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed to me...

1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to your trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings...

the oracles.

Romans 1:2 (Which he had promised before by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)

Psalm 119:140 Your word is very pure: therefore your servant loves it.

Daniel 10:21 But I will show you that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holds with me in these things...

Acts 7:38 This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spoke to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers...

2 Timothy 3:15,16 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures...

Hebrews 5:12 For when for the time you ought to be teachers...

1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God gives...

2 Peter 1:20,21 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation...

Revelation 22:6 And he said to me, These sayings are faithful and true...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:8
And what great nation is there, that has statutes and rules so righteous as all this law that I set before you today?

Psalm 147:19
He declares his word to Jacob, his statutes and rules to Israel.

Psalm 147:20
He has not dealt thus with any other nation; they do not know his rules. Praise the LORD!

Acts 7:38
This is the one who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him at Mount Sinai, and with our fathers. He received living oracles to give to us.

Romans 3:1
Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision?

Romans 9:4
They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises.

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