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8But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.

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8. But God commendeth—"setteth off," "displayeth"—in glorious contrast with all that men will do for each other.

his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners—that is, in a state not of positive "goodness," nor even of negative "righteousness," but on the contrary, "sinners," a state which His soul hateth.

Christ died for us—Now comes the overpowering inference, emphatically redoubled.




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