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concerning his Son who was a descendant[a] of David with reference to the flesh,[b]

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  1. Romans 1:3 tn Grk “born of the seed” (an idiom).
  2. Romans 1:3 tn Grk “according to the flesh,” indicating Jesus’ earthly life, a reference to its weakness. This phrase implies that Jesus was more than human; otherwise it would have been sufficient to say that he was a descendant of David, cf. L. Morris, Romans, 44.

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