Romans

Romans 3 ©

1The Jew's prerogative; 3which is not vacated by the unbelief of some; 5nor is God's justice impeached in punishing their sinfulness. 9The law itself convinceth the Jews also universally of sin; 20so that no flesh is justified by the deeds of the law; 21but all indiscriminately by God's grace through faith in Christ: 31yet without annulling the obligations of the law.

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WHAT aadvantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?

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bMuch every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed cthe oracles of God.

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dFor what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?

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God forbid: yea, elet God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

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fBut if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, gwhat shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak has a man)

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iGod forbid: for then jhow shall God judge the world?

i v.4. ch. 6.2,15; 9.14; 7.7.
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kFor if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?

k v.4,5,8. ch. 5.8,20.
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And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) lLet us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.

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What then? mare we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before 1proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;

m v.1,10-20,23. Ga. 3.22.
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As it is written, nThere is none righteous, no, not one:

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oThere is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

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pThey are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

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qTheir throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; rthe poison of asps is under their lips:

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sWhose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

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tTheir feet are swift to shed blood:

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Destruction and misery are in their ways:

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And the way of peace have they not known:

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uThere is no fear of God before their eyes.

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Now we know that what things soever the law saith, vit saith to them who are under the law: wthat every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become 2guilty before God.

v Ga. 3.10,13,23. ch. 1.32; 2.14,17,18. v.9.
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Therefore xby the deeds of the law there shall no yflesh be justified in his sight: for zby the law is the knowledge of sin.

y ch. 7.5,18,25; 8.1,3-5,8,9,12,13.
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But now athe righteousness of God without the law is manifested, bbeing witnessed by the law and the prophets;

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Even the righteousness of God which is cby faith of Jesus Christ dunto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

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For eall have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

e ch. 1.18-32. v.10-18. ch. 11.32. Ec. 7.20. Ga. 3.22.
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fBeing justified freely gby his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

g ch. 4.16.
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Whom God hath 3set forth to be a *propitiation hthrough faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the 4*remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

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To declare, I say, at this time ihis righteousness: that jhe might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

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kWhere is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the llaw of faith.

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Therefore we conclude that ma man is justified by faith nwithout the deeds of the law.

n ch. 7.8,9.
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oIs he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:

o ch. 1.16. v.22. Ge. 17.5,7; 22.11. Ga. 3.26,28. Col. 3.11.
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pSeeing it is one God, *which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and quncircumcision through faith.

q Ga. 3.8.
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rDo we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.