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Romans 8:37-39 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

37 No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things,[a] nor future things, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth,[b] nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Footnotes:

  1. 8:38 Present things and future things may refer to astrological data. Paul appears to be saying that the gospel liberates believers from dependence on astrologers.
  2. 8:39 Height, depth may refer to positions in the zodiac, positions of heavenly bodies relative to the horizon. In astrological documents the term for “height” means “exaltation” or the position of greatest influence exerted by a planet. Since hostile spirits were associated with the planets and stars, Paul includes powers (Rom 8:38) in his list of malevolent forces.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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