3 What, indeed, if some have been unfaithful? Will their unfaithfulness overthrow the faithfulness of God?
4 It can not be. But let God be true, though every man be a liar, as it is written: That thou mightest be justified in thy words, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
5 But if our unrighteousness causes God's plan of justifying men to be better known, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous, who inflicts punishment? I speak as a man.
7 Yet, if the truth of God has, through my lie, been greatly advanced to his glory, why am I still judged as a sinner?
8 Then, why not say, (as we are slanderously reported as saying, and, as some affirm, that we do say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? Of such persons the condemnation is just.
9 What then? Do we, Jews, excel? Not at all: for we have already convicted all, both Jews and Greeks, of being under sin,
12 they have all turned out of the way; they have alike become unprofitable; there is none that does good, not even one;
13 their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips;
19 Now we know that what the law says, it speaks- to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world become guilty before God.
20 Wherefore, by works of law, no flesh shall be justified in his sight; for by law is the knowledge of sin.
21 But now, God's plan of justifying men without law is revealed, being attested by the law and the prophets;
22 I repeat it, God's plan of justifying men through faith in Jesus Christ, which is for all, and on all that believe; for there is no difference;
25 whom God has set forth as a propitiatory sacrifice, through faith in his blood, in order to manifest his righteousness, in passing by the sins that were formerly committed through the forbearance of God;
26 in order to manifest his righteousness at the present time, that he might be just, while he justifies him who believes in Jesus.
27 Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No; but by the law of faith.
29 Is he the God of the Jews only? Is he not also the God of the Gen tiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
30 since there is one God, who will justify the circumcision by faith, and the uncircumcision through the faith.