PAUL THE APOSTLE
Romans 3 ©
1 The apostle sets forth what advantage the Jews have. 3 And answers certain blasphemous objections which anyone might draw from his former doctrine. 9 And proves by clear testimonies of the Old Testament, that he said rightly, that even the Jews themselves are great transgressors of God’s law. 20 Concludes therefore that by the works of the law, no man can be justified before God. 21 But that God has revealed another manner of justification in His Word. 22 Namely, justification by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, Who is become our Reconciliation with God by His blood. 27 Whereby boasting is excluded. 29 And that not only for the Jews, but also for the Greeks or Gentiles.
WHAT 1advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?
Much every way: 2chiefly,a because that unto them were committed 3the oracles of God.
For what if 4some did not believe? Shallb5their unbelief make 6the faith of God without effect?
God forbid: yea,c let God 7be true, butd every man a liar; as it is written, Thate thou mightest be 8justified in thy sayings, and mightest 9overcome when thou 10art judged.
But if our unrighteousness 11commend the 12righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who 13taketh vengeance? (I speak 14as a man)
15God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
For if the truth of God hath 16more abounded 17through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged 18as a sinner?
And not rather, (19as we be slanderously reported, and as 20some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? 21whose damnation is just.
What then? are 22we 23better than they? No, in no wise: for we have 24before 25proved both Jews and Gentiles, thatf they are all under sin;
26As it is written, Thereg is none righteous, no, not one:
There is none that 27understandeth, there is none that seeketh 28after God.
They are all gone 29out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Theirh throat is 30an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; 31the poisoni of asps is under their lips:
Whosej mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
Theirk feet are swift to shed 32blood:
Destruction and 33misery are in their ways:
And 34the way of peace have they not known:
Therel is no 35fear of God before their eyes.
Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it 36saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may 37become guilty before God.
38Thereforem by the deeds of the law there shall 39no flesh 40be justified in his sight: forn by the law is 41the knowledge of sin.
But now 42the righteousnesso of God 43without the law is manifested, being witnessed 44by the law and the prophets;
Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is 45no difference:
For all have sinned, and 46come short of the glory of God;
47Beingp justified 48freely by his grace through 49the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Whomq God 50hath set forth tor be a 51propitiations through faith 52in his blood, 53to declare his righteousness for the remissiont of sins 54that are past, 55through the forbearance of God;
56To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
Where is 57boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by 58the law of faith.
Therefore we concludeu that a man is justified by faith 59without the deeds of the law.
60Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
Seeing it is one God, whichv shall justify 61the circumcision by faith, and 62uncircumcision through faith.
Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, 63we establish the law.