Now, we have knowledge that what the law says is for those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and all men may be judged by God:
What then? are we worse off than they? In no way: because we have before made it clear that Jews as well as Greeks are all under the power of sin;
So the poor man has hope, and the mouth of the evil-doer is stopped.
The upright see it and are glad: the mouth of the sinner is stopped.
So that, at the memory of these things, you may be at a loss, never opening your mouth because of your shame; when you have my forgiveness for all you have done, says the Lord.
This comes about so that the writing in their law may be made true, Their hate for me was without cause.
For from the first making of the world, those things of God which the eye is unable to see, that is, his eternal power and existence, are fully made clear, he having given the knowledge of them through the things which he has made, so that men have no reason for wrongdoing:
He will keep the feet of his holy ones, but the evil-doers will come to their end in the dark night, for by strength no man will overcome.
Truly, I see that it is so: and how is it possible for a man to get his right before God?
And he says to him, Friend, how came you in here not having a guest's robe? And he had nothing to say.
And when his words came to their ears, they went out one by one, starting with the oldest even to the last, because they were conscious of what was in their hearts: and Jesus was there by himself with the woman before him.
In answer, Jesus said, Is there not a saying in your law, I said, You are gods?
So you have no reason, whoever you are, for judging: for in judging another you are judging yourself, for you do the same things.
All those who have done wrong without the law will get destruction without the law: and those who have done wrong under the law will have their punishment by the law;
In no way: but let God be true, though every man is seen to be untrue; as it is said in the Writings, That your words may be seen to be true, and you may be seen to be right when you are judged.
For all have done wrong and are far from the glory of God;
And to the Jews I was as a Jew, so that I might give the good news to them; to those under the law I was the same, not as being myself under the law, but so that I might give the good news to those under the law.
For all who are of the works of the law are under a curse: because it is said in the Writings, A curse is on everyone who does not keep on doing all the things which are ordered in the book of the law.
However, the holy Writings have put all things under sin, so that that for which God gave the undertaking, based on faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who have such faith.
That he might make them free who were under the law, and that we might be given the place of sons.
Say, you whose desire it is to be under the law, do you not give ear to the law?