4 Absolutely not! God must be true, but everyone is a liar, as it is written: That You may be justified in Your words and triumph when You judge.
5 But if our unrighteousness highlights God's righteousness, what are we to say? I use a human argument: Is God unrighteous to inflict wrath?
7 But if by my lie God's truth is amplified to His glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?
8 And why not say, just as some people slanderously claim we say, "Let us do evil so that good may come"? Their condemnation is deserved!
9 What then? Are we any better? Not at all! For we have previously charged that both Jews and Gentiles are all under sin,
12 All have turned away, together they have become useless; there is no one who does good, there is not even one.
13 Their throat is an open grave; they deceive with their tongues. Vipers' venom is under their lips.
19 Now we know that whatever the law says speaks to those who are subject to the law, so that every mouth may be shut and the whole world may become subject to God's judgment.
20 For no flesh will be justified in His sight by the works of the law, for through the law [comes] the knowledge of sin.
21 But now, apart from the law, God's righteousness has been revealed-attested by the Law and the Prophets
22 -that is, God's righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ, to all who believe, since there is no distinction.
25 God presented Him as a propitiation through faith in His blood, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His restraint God passed over the sins previously committed.
26 He presented Him to demonstrate His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be righteous and declare righteous the one who has faith in Jesus.
27 Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By one of works? No, on the contrary, by a law of faith.
30 since there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.