For not knowing about God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “ But the righteous man shall live by faith.”
And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.
I also was acting with hostility against them, to bring them into the land of their enemies— or if their uncircumcised heart becomes humbled so that they then make amends for their iniquity,
“However, You are just in all that has come upon us; For You have dealt faithfully, but we have acted wickedly.
“He will sing to men and say, ‘I have sinned and perverted what is right, And it is not proper for me.
My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness And of Your salvation all day long; For I do not know the sum of them.
For Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You?
“ Lift up your eyes to the sky, Then look to the earth beneath; For the sky will vanish like smoke, And the earth will wear out like a garment And its inhabitants will die in like manner; But My salvation will be forever, And My righteousness will not wane.
“For the moth will eat them like a garment, And the grub will eat them like wool. But My righteousness will be forever, And My salvation to all generations.”
Thus says the Lord, “ Preserve justice and do righteousness, For My salvation is about to come And My righteousness to be revealed.
“I will declare your righteousness and your deeds, But they will not profit you.
For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
“Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “When I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; And He will reign as king and act wisely And do justice and righteousness in the land.
The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail.
Moreover, we have not listened to Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your name to our kings, our princes, our fathers and all the people of the land.
“Seventy weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sin, to make atonement for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy place.
But wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
But when he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger!
And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:
concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me;
even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction;
for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous.
What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith;
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
And I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law.
and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,
Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ:
Because you say, “ I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,