Romans 8:29
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English Standard Version
For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

King James Bible
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

American Standard Version
For whom he foreknew, he also foreordained to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For whom he foreknew, he also predestinated to be made conformable to the image of his Son; that he might be the firstborn amongst many brethren.

English Revised Version
For whom he foreknew, he also foreordained to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren:

Webster's Bible Translation
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the first-born among many brethren.

Weymouth New Testament
For those whom He has known beforehand He has also pre-destined to bear the likeness of His Son, that He might be the Eldest in a vast family of brothers;

Romans 8:29 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Did foreknow (προέγνω)

Five times in the New Testament. In all cases it means foreknow. Acts 26:5; 1 Peter 1:20; 2 Peter 3:17; Romans 11:2. It does not mean foreordain. It signifies prescience, not preelection. "It is God's being aware in His plan, by means of which, before the subjects are destined by Him to salvation, He knows whom He has to destine thereto" (Meyer).

It is to be remarked:

1. That προέγνω foreknew is used by the apostle as distinct and different from predestinated (προώρισεν).

2. That, strictly speaking, it is coordinate with foreordained. "In God is no before." All the past, present, and future are simultaneously present to Him. In presenting the two phases, the operation of God's knowledge and of His decretory will, the succession of time is introduced, not as metaphysically true, but in concession to human limitations of thought. Hence the coordinating force of καὶ also.

3. That a predetermination of God is clearly stated as accompanying or (humanly speaking) succeeding, and grounded upon the foreknowledge.

4. That this predetermination is to the end of conformity to the image of the Son of God, and that this is the vital point of the passage.

5. That, therefore, the relation between foreknowledge and predestination is incidental, and is not contemplated as a special point of discussion. God's foreknowledge and His decree are alike aimed at holy character and final salvation.

"O thou predestination, how remote

Thy root is from the aspect of all those

Who the First Cause do not behold entire!

And you, O mortals! hold yourselves restrained

In judging; for ourselves, who look on God,

We do not known as yet all the elect;

continued...

Romans 8:29 Parallel Commentaries

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whom.

Romans 11:2 God has not cast away his people which he foreknew. Know you not what the scripture said of Elias?...

Exodus 33:12,17 And Moses said to the LORD, See, you say to me, Bring up this people: and you have not let me know whom you will send with me...

Psalm 1:6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you...

Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his. And...

1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit...

Revelation 13:8 And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him...

he also.

Ephesians 1:5,11 Having predestinated us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will...

1 Peter 1:20 Who truly was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

to be.

Romans 13:14 But put you on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.

John 17:16,19,22,23,26 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world...

1 Corinthians 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory...

Ephesians 1:4 According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Ephesians 4:24 And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like to his glorious body...

1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear...

that he might.

Psalm 89:27 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.

Matthew 12:50 For whoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers...

John 20:17 Jesus said to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brothers, and say to them, I ascend to my Father...

Colossians 1:15-18 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature...

Hebrews 1:5,6 For to which of the angels said he at any time, You are my Son, this day have I begotten you? And again, I will be to him a Father...

Hebrews 2:11-15 For both he that sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brothers...

Revelation 1:5,6 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth...

Cross References
Matthew 28:10
Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me."

Romans 9:23
in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory--

Romans 11:2
God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he appeals to God against Israel?

1 Corinthians 2:7
But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.

1 Corinthians 8:3
But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.

1 Corinthians 15:49
Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven.

2 Corinthians 3:18
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

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