Romans 3




1 Then what more belongs to the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision?
2 Much every way. For indeed, in the first place, the oracles of God were committed unto them.
3 For what if some did not believe? whether will their unbelief destroy the faith of God?
4 it could not be so: but let God be true, and every man a liar; as indeed it has been written, In order that you may be justified in your words, and shall prevail, in your judgment.
5 But if our unrighteousness commends the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust administering wrath? I speak according to a man.
6 It could not be so: then how will God judge the world?
7 And if the truth of God through my falsehood abounded unto His glory, why am I still judged as a sinner?
8 are we not indeed thus traduced, and as some say we speak, that, Let us do evil in order that good may come? whose condemnation is just.
9 Then what? are we the better? By no means: for we have proven already that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin;
10 as has been written, There is no one good, not one:
11 there is no one who understands, there is no one who seeks out God;
12 all have gone away, they have all together become unprofitable; there is no one who is doing good, there is not one.
13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips.
14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.
15 Whose feet are swift to shed blood:
16 destruction and misery are in their ways:
17 and they have not known the way of peace.
18 The fear of God is not before their eyes.
19 But we know that so many things as the law speaks, it says to those under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may become guilty before God.
20 Therefore no flesh shall be justified by works of law: for through law there is a perfect knowledge of sin.
21 And now the righteousness of God without law has been made manifest, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
22 but the righteousness of God through faith of Jesus Christ is unto all who believe: for there is no difference,
23 for all sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
24 being freely justified by his grace, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus:
25 whom God sent forth an expiation through faith in his blood, unto the manifestation of His righteousness through the remission of the sins which are passed,
26 in the forbearance of God; unto the manifestation of his righteousness at the present time, so that he is just, and justifying him who is of the faith of Jesus.
27 Then where is boasting? It is excluded. By what law? of works? No; but by the law of faith.
28 For we conclude that a man is justified by faith without works of law.
29 Whether is he the God of the Jews only? is He not also the God of the Gentiles? Yea, also of the Gentiles:
30 truly there is one God, who will justify the circumcision by faith, and the uncircumcision through faith.
31 Then do we make void the law through faith? It could not be so: but we establish the law.