4 Certainly not! Let God be true, though every man a liar. As it is written: "That you may be justified in your words and prevail when you are judged."
5 But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unjust to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.)
7 But if through my falsehood God's truthfulness abounds to his glory, why am I still being condemned as a sinner?
8 Why not say as we are being slanderously reported as saying and as some claim that we say "Let us do evil that good may come"? Their condemnation is just.
9 What then? Are we Jews any better off? Certainly not; for we have already charged that all men, both Jews and Greeks, are under the power of sin.
12 All have turned aside, together they have become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one."
13 "Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to practice deceit." "The poison of asps is under their lips."
19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped and the whole world may be held accountable to God.
20 Therefore no flesh will be justified in his sight by works of the law, for through the law comes knowledge of sin.
21 But now the righteousness of God has been revealed apart from law, although the law and the prophets bear witness to it,
22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. For there is no difference,
25 whom God put forward as an atoning sacrifice by his blood, to be received through faith. This was to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over sins committed beforehand;
26 and it was to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
27 Where then is our boasting? It is excluded. On what law? On the law of works? No, but on the law of faith.
30 since there is one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through their faith.