Romans 3:20



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.

King James Version

Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

International Standard Version

Therefore, God will not justify any human being by means of the actions prescribed by the Law, for through the Law comes the full knowledge of sin.

A Conservative Version

Because from works of law no flesh will be made right before him, for through law is knowledge of sin.

American Standard Version

because by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified in his sight; for through the law cometh the knowledge of sin.

Amplified

For no person will be justified (made righteous, acquitted, and judged acceptable) in His sight by observing the works prescribed by the Law. For [the real function of] the Law is to make men recognize and be conscious of sin [ not mere perception, but an acquaintance with sin which works toward repentance, faith, and holy character].

An Understandable Version

This is because no human being can be considered right with God by [obeying] the requirements of a law. [Note: It is difficult to determine the exact sense in which "law" is used in these verses. It may be law generally, or the law of Moses specifically. See Bruce, pages 52-58]. For the knowledge of what sin is comes from the law of Moses.

Anderson New Testament

Wherefore, by works of law, no flesh shall be justified in his sight; for by law is the knowledge of sin.

Bible in Basic English

Because by the works of the law no man is able to have righteousness in his eyes, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.

Common New Testament

Therefore no flesh will be justified in his sight by works of the law, for through the law comes knowledge of sin.

Daniel Mace New Testament

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.

Darby Translation

Wherefore by works of law no flesh shall be justified before him; for by law is knowledge of sin.

Godbey New Testament

Therefore no flesh shall be justified by works of law: for through law there is a perfect knowledge of sin.

Goodspeed New Testament

For no human being can be made upright in the sight of God by observing the Law. All that the Law can do is to make man conscious of sin.

Holman Bible

For no flesh will be justified in His sight by the works of the law, for through the law [comes] the knowledge of sin.

John Wesley New Testament

Therefore no flesh shall be justified in his sight by the works of the law; for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For by the deeds of the law, no flesh shall be justified in his sight; for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Julia Smith Translation

Therefore from the works of the law shall no flesh be justified before him: for by the law the knowledge of sin.

King James 2000

Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For by the works of the law {no person will be declared righteous} before him, for through the law [comes] knowledge of sin.

Modern King James verseion

because by the works of the Law none of all flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law is the knowledge of sin.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

because that by the deeds of the law, shall no flesh be justified in the sight of God. For by the law cometh the knowledge of sin.

Moffatt New Testament

for no person will be acquitted in his sight on the score of obedience to law. What the Law imparts is the consciousness of sin.

Montgomery New Testament

For no man will be justified in God's sight by works of the Law; for through the Law comes the consciousness of sin.

NET Bible

For no one is declared righteous before him by the works of the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.

New Heart English Bible

Because by the works of the law, no flesh will be justified in his sight. For through the law comes the knowledge of sin.

New simplified Bible

No flesh will be justified before God by works of the law. Knowledge of sin comes from the law.

Noyes New Testament

Because by works of the Law no flesh shall be accepted as righteous: for by the Law is the knowledge of sin.

Sawyer New Testament

Wherefore by the works of the law there shall no flesh be justified is his sight, for by the law there is an acknowledgment of sin.

The Emphasized Bible

Inasmuch as, by works of law, shall no flesh be declared righteous before him, - through law, in fact, is discovery of sin.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Wherefore by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified before God: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For 'no human being will be pronounced righteous before God' as the result of obedience to Law; for it is Law that shows what sin is.

Webster

Therefore by the deeds of the law, there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Weymouth New Testament

For on the ground of obedience to Law no man living will be declared righteous before Him. Law simply brings a sure knowledge of sin.

Williams New Testament

Because no human creature can be brought into right standing with God by observing the law. For all the law can do is to make men conscious of sin.

World English Bible

Because by the works of the law, no flesh will be justified in his sight. For through the law comes the knowledge of sin.

Worrell New Testament

because, by the works of the law, no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the law is the knowledge of sin.

Worsley New Testament

Wherefore by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified before Him: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Youngs Literal Translation

wherefore by works of law shall no flesh be declared righteous before Him, for through law is a knowledge of sin.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
διότι 
Dioti 
Usage: 18

by
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
διά 
Dia 
of , from , out of , by , on , with ,
by , through , with , for , for ... sake , therefore , for this cause , because ,
Usage: 709
Usage: 527

the deeds
ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

of the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
Usage: 179

δικαιόω 
Dikaioo 
Usage: 35

no
οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 1032

σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

δικαιόω 
Dikaioo 
Usage: 35

in
ἐνώπιον 
Enopion 
before , in the sight of , in the presence of , in sight , in presence , to , not tr
Usage: 78


him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

ἐνώπιον 
Enopion 
before , in the sight of , in the presence of , in sight , in presence , to , not tr
Usage: 78

γάρ 
Gar 
for , , not tr
Usage: 825

the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
Usage: 179

is the knowledge
ἐπίγνωσις 
Epignosis 
Usage: 20

Devotionals

Devotionals about Romans 3:20

Images Romans 3:20

Context Readings

The Entire World Guilty Of Sin

19 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; 20 because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin. 21 But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,


Cross References

Acts 13:39

and through Him everyone who believes is freed from all things, from which you could not be freed through the Law of Moses.

Galatians 2:16

nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified.

Psalm 143:2

And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no man living is righteous.

Galatians 2:19

"For through the Law I died to the Law, so that I might live to God.

Romans 4:15

for the Law brings about wrath, but where there is no law, there also is no violation.

Job 15:15

"Behold, He puts no trust in His holy ones, And the heavens are not pure in His sight;

Job 25:4-5

"How then can a man be just with God? Or how can he be clean who is born of woman?

Psalm 130:3

If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?

Romans 2:13

for it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified.

Romans 3:28

For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law.

Romans 4:13

For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith.

Romans 5:13

for until the Law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

Romans 5:20

The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,

Romans 7:7-9

What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, "YOU SHALL NOT COVET."

Romans 9:32

Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as though it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone,

Galatians 3:10-13

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."

Galatians 5:4

You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;

Titus 3:5-7

He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,

James 2:9-10

But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.

James 2:20-26

But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless?



Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org