4 May it not be! But let God be true, and every man a liar; as it has been written, "That Thou mayest be justified in Thy words; and mayest overcome, when Thou judgest."
5 But, if our unrighteousness commends the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous, Who visits with wrath? (I speak after the manner of a man).
7 But, if the truth of God, through my lie, abounded unto His glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?
8 And why not (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say), "Let us do evil that good may come?" whose condemnation is just.
9 What, then? Are we better than they? Not at all; for we before charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin;
12 they have all turned aside, they together became unprofitable; there is none that does good, there is not so much as one;
13 their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips;
19 Now we know that whatsoever the law says, it speaks to those under the law; that every mouth may be stopped, and that the whole world may be under the sentence of God;
20 because, by the works of the law, no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the law is the knowledge of sin.
21 But now, apart from the law, a righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
22 even a righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ, to all who believe; for there is no distinction;
25 Whom God set forth as a propitiation, through faith in His blood, for the manifestation of His righteousness, because of the passing over of the formerly-committed sins in the forbearance of God:
26 for the manifestation of His righteousness in the present time, to the end that He may be righteous, even when declaring righteous him who has faith in Jesus.
27 Where, then, is the boasting? It was excluded. By what manner of law? Of works? Nay; but by a law of faith.
30 if, indeed, God is One Who will justify the circumcision by faith, and the uncircumcision through faith.