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Psalm 2:7-8 & Romans 1:4-5

August 9, 2008

In Romans 1:4 Paul makes reference to Jesus and his having been crowned king by means of his resurrection and so we can draw a straight line from Romans 1:4 through Acts 13:33 to Psalm 2:7.

Now notice the link between Psalm 2:8 and Romans 1:5, in the former we read “ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession” and in the latter Paul states that his role was “to bring about the obedience of faith…among all the nations”. So Paul sees his responsibility, his commission, to be the bringing about the fulfillment of Psalm 2:8, that is bringing the nations (read Gentiles) under the rule of Jesus as King.

Question: Is there then an echo of Psalm 2:7-8 in Romans 1:4-5?

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