Parallel Verses

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.

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.

Holman Bible

For no one will be justified in His sight by the works of the law, because the knowledge of sin comes through the law.

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 [freed of guilt and declared righteous] in His sight by [trying to do] the works of the Law. For through the Law we become conscious of sin [and the recognition of sin directs us toward repentance, but provides no remedy for sin].

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 
law
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

his

Usage: 0

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

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

is the knowledge
ἐπίγνωσις 
Epignosis 
Usage: 20

Devotionals

Devotionals about Romans 3:20

Images Romans 3:20

Prayers for Romans 3:20

Context Readings

The Entire World Guilty Of Sin

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;


Cross References

Acts 13:39

and in Him every one who believes is justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Galatians 2:16

yet knowing that a man is not justified by works of law, but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we believed on Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of law; because by works of law no flesh shall be justified.

Galatians 2:16

yet knowing that a man is not justified by works of law, but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we believed on Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of law; because by works of law no flesh shall be justified.

Galatians 2:19

For I through law died to law, that I might live to God.

Romans 4:15

for the law works wrath; but where there is no law, there is no transgression.

Romans 4:15

for the law works wrath; but where there is no law, there is no transgression.

Romans 4:15-5

for the law works wrath; but where there is no law, there is no transgression.

Romans 4:15

for the law works wrath; but where there is no law, there is no transgression.

Romans 2:13

for not the hearers of law are righteous before God, but the doers shall be justified;

Romans 3:28

For we reckon that a man is justified by faith, apart from works of law.

Romans 4:13

For, not through law, was the promise to Abraham, or to his seed, that he should be heir of the world, but it was through the righteousness of faith.

Romans 5:13

for until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not reckoned, when there is no law:

Romans 5:20

And the law entered, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace did super-abound;

Romans 7:7-9

What, then, shall we say? Is the law sin? It could not be! But I had not known sin, except through law; for I would not know even coveting, if the law did not say, "You shall not covet;"

Romans 9:32

Wherefore? because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by works. They stumbled at the Stone of stumbling;

Galatians 3:10-13

For as many as are of works of law are under a curse; for it has been written, "Cursed is every one who continues not in all the things written in the book of the law, to do them."

Galatians 5:4

Ye were separated from Christ, whoever of you are being justified by law; ye fell out of grace;

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace ye have been saved through faith: and this, not of yourselves, it is the gift of God:

Titus 3:5-7

not by works of righteousness which we did, but according to His mercy, He saved us through a washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit;

James 2:9-10

but, if ye show respect to persons, ye commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.

James 2:20-26

But are you willing to know, O vain man, that faith apart from works is worthless?

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