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The Promise to Abraham

15 Brothers and sisters, I give an example from daily life: once a person’s will[a] has been ratified, no one adds to it or annuls it.(A)

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  1. 3.15 Or covenant

17 For a will[a] takes effect only at death, since it is not in force as long as the one who made it is alive.

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  1. 9.17 The Greek word used here means both covenant and will

19 I am speaking in human terms because of your limitations.[a] For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and lawlessness, leading to even more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, leading to sanctification.(A)

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  1. 6.19 Gk the weakness of your flesh

But if our injustice serves to confirm the justice of God, what should we say? That God is unjust to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.)(A)

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32 If I fought with wild animals at Ephesus with a merely human perspective, what would I have gained by it? If the dead are not raised,

“Let us eat and drink,
    for tomorrow we die.”(A)

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