4 the faithfulness of God of no effect? by no means; yea, let God be acknowledged to be true, tho' men should be all deceivers; as it is written, " that you might be justified in your sayings, and might overcome when you are judged."
5 but say you, "if our unfaithfulness displays the veracity of God, what shall we say? is it not injustice in God to inflict punishment?"
7 "but, say you, if the veracity of God hath appeared more illustrious thro' my unfaithfulness, why then am I condemned as a sinner?
8 and why may we not do evil, that good may come?" which is slanderously reported to be our maxim, by some, whose condemnation is just.
9 "how then are we better than they?" why, not at all: for we have already convicted both Jews and Gentiles, of being all under the guilt of sin.
12 they are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable, there is none that doth good, no not one.
13 their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used 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: that every one may be silenc'd, and all the world plead guilty before God.
20 for by the observation of the law no one shall be justified in his sight, since it is the law that takes cognizance of sin.
21 but the divine justification certified by the law and the prophets, is now clearly proposed independently of the law:
22 that divine justification, which by faith in Jesus Christ is extended to all, that believe; for there is no distinction:
25 whom God had ordained, thro' faith, to be the propitiatory victim by his blood, for the manifestation of his goodness, by patiently passing over their past transgressions: to manifest,
26 I say, his goodness at this time: that he might appear to be just, and the justifier of him who believes in Jesus.
27 what reason then is there for boasting? it is excluded. what, by the ceremonial law? no: but by the law of faith.
29 is God the God of the Jews only, and not of the Gentiles? surely he is of the Gentiles too;