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The First Sunday of Lent - Year A Genesis 2.15–17; 3.1–7
Romans 5.12–19
Matthew 4.1–11

Students set to translate Romans 5 often despair: some of its ‘sentences’ have neither subjects nor verbs nor objects, but are just collocations of indirect phrases. Paul at his most oblique: ‘So then – through
the trespass of the one – unto all people – unto condemnation, so also – through the righteous act of the one – unto all people – unto the verdict of life!’ Perhaps this too is quite deliberate, the linguistic form that reverence takes when alluding to the deep...

Taken from Twelve Months of Sundays Year A by N T Wright

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