Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that every mouth may be closed and all the world may become accountable to God;
What then? Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin;
“So the helpless has hope,
And unrighteousness must shut its mouth.
The upright see it and are glad;
But all unrighteousness shuts its mouth.
so that you may remember and be ashamed and never open your mouth anymore because of your humiliation, when I have forgiven you for all that you have done,” the Lord God declares.
But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
“He keeps the feet of His godly ones,
But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness;
For not by might shall a man prevail.
“In truth I know that this is so;
But how can a man be in the right before God?
and he *said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes?’ And the man was speechless.
When they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the center of the court.
Jesus answered them, “Has it not been written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’?
Therefore you have no excuse, everyone of you who passes judgment, for in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.
For all who have sinned without the Law will also perish without the Law, and all who have sinned under the Law will be judged by the Law;
Great in every respect. First of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.
May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written,
“That You may be justified in Your words,
And prevail when You are judged.”
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
so that no man may boast before God.
To the Jews I became as a Jew, so that I might win Jews; to those who are under the Law, as under the Law though not being myself under the Law, so that I might win those who are under the Law;
For as many as are of the works of the Law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not abide by all things written in the book of the law, to perform them.”
But the Scripture has shut up everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
Tell me, you who want to be under law, do you not listen to the law?
But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.