Romans 10:5

For Moses describes the righteousness which is of the law, That the man who does those things shall live by them.
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AD 400
Paul says this because the righteousness of the law of Moses did not make people guilty as long as they kept it. Commentary on Paul’s Epistles.

Diodorus of Tarsus

AD 390
Paul says that the man who fulfilled the law would enjoy the good things promised by it, that is to say, “a land flowing with milk and honey.” .

Gennadius of Constantinople

AD 471
Comparing the law with the glory of grace, Paul says that even Moses could not have been justified by the law unless he fulfilled all the commandments of the law. .

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Moses (Leviticus xviii. 12.) wrote that the justice which is of the law. Shall live by it. That is, shall have the recompense of a long temporal life, or even an everlasting life, by joining a faith in Christ their Redeemer, that was to come. But the justice which is of faith, speaketh thus, that is, Moses speaketh thus of it, (Deuteronomy xxx.) say not in thy heart, who shall ascend into heaven? the apostle gives us the spiritual sense of the words, by adding, to bring Christ down The sense is, that it is now fulfilled in the new law, when Christ is come from heaven by his incarnation, and is also again risen from the abyss by his resurrection: and therefore,


AD 420
Scripture says not that he will find life through the law, in the sense that through it he will live in heaven but that he will find life through it to the extent that what he will reap what he deserves in this world.

John Chrysostom

AD 407
In fact this has proved to be impossible, and therefore the law’s righteousness has failed those who tried to keep it.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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