Parallel Verses

Amplified

It was to demonstrate and prove at the present time ( in the now season) that He Himself is righteous and that He justifies and accepts as righteous him who has [true] faith in Jesus.

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

Holman Bible

God presented Him to demonstrate His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be righteous and declare righteous the one who has faith in Jesus.

International Standard Version

He wanted to demonstrate at the present time that he himself is righteous and that he justifies anyone who has the faithfulness of Jesus.

A Conservative Version

(in the forbearance of God), for proof of his justice at the present time, for him to be righteous, and who makes the man from Jesus' faith righteous.

American Standard Version

for the showing, I say , of his righteousness at this present season: that he might himself be just, and the justifier of him that hath faith in Jesus.

An Understandable Version

[In doing this] God [also] demonstrated His justice [to people] of this present time, that He Himself is just and the One who makes the people right with Him who have faith in Jesus.

Anderson New Testament

in order to manifest his righteousness at the present time, that he might be just, while he justifies him who believes in Jesus.

Bible in Basic English

And to make clear his righteousness now, so that he might himself be upright, and give righteousness to him who has faith in Jesus.

Common New Testament

and it was to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Daniel Mace New Testament

I say, his goodness at this time: that he might appear to be just, and the justifier of him who believes in Jesus.

Darby Translation

for the shewing forth of his righteousness in the present time, so that he should be just, and justify him that is of the faith of Jesus.

Godbey New Testament

in the forbearance of God; unto the manifestation of his righteousness at the present time, so that he is just, and justifying him who is of the faith of Jesus.

John Wesley New Testament

I say, of his righteousness in this present time, that he might be just, and yet the justifier of him that believeth in Jesus.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

manifesting in this time his righteousness that he only be the just one and the justifier of him that is of the faith of Jesus.

Julia Smith Translation

For the manifestation of his justice now in time: for him to be just, and justifying him of the faith of Jesus.

King James 2000

To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him who believes in Jesus.

Lexham Expanded Bible

in the forbearance of God, for the demonstration of his righteousness in the present time, so that he should be just and the one who justifies the [person] by faith in Jesus.

Modern King James verseion

for the display of His righteousness at this time, for Him to be just and, forgiving the one being of the faith of Jesus.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

which God did suffer to show at this time: the righteousness that is allowed of him, that he might be counted just, and a justifier of him which believeth on Jesus.

Moffatt New Testament

it was to demonstrate his justice at the present epoch, showing that God is just himself and that he justifies man on the score of faith in Jesus.

Montgomery New Testament

I say, at this present time; that he himself might be just, and yet the justifier of him who has faith in Jesus.

NET Bible

This was also to demonstrate his righteousness in the present time, so that he would be just and the justifier of the one who lives because of Jesus' faithfulness.

New Heart English Bible

to demonstrate his righteousness at this present time, so that he would be just, and the justifier of him who has faith in Jesus.

Noyes New Testament

in order to manifest his righteousness at the present time, so that he may be righteous, and accept as righteous him who hath faith.

Sawyer New Testament

to show his righteousness at the present time, that he may be righteous and justify him that is of faith.

The Emphasized Bible

In the forbearance of God, - with a view to a showing forth of his righteousness in the present season, that he might be righteous even when declaring righteous him that hath faith in Jesus.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

for a demonstration of his justice at this present time: that he might be just, though justifying him who is of the faith of Jesus.

Twentieth Century New Testament

As a proof, I repeat, at the present time, of his own righteousness, that he might be righteous in our eyes, and might pronounce righteous the man who takes his stand on faith in Jesus.

Webster

To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he may be just, and the justifier of him who believeth in Jesus.

Weymouth New Testament

with a view to demonstrating, at the present time, His righteousness, that He may be shown to be righteous Himself, and the giver of righteousness to those who believe in Jesus.

Williams New Testament

yes, to demonstrate His justice at the present time, to prove that He is right Himself, and that He considers right with Himself the man who has faith in Jesus.

World English Bible

to demonstrate his righteousness at this present time; that he might himself be just, and the justifier of him who has faith in Jesus.

Worrell New Testament

for the manifestation of His righteousness in the present time, to the end that He may be righteous, even when declaring righteous him who has faith in Jesus.

Worsley New Testament

for a demonstration, I say, of his righteousness at this time: that He might be just, and the justifier of him, that believeth in Jesus.

Youngs Literal Translation

for the shewing forth of His righteousness in the present time, for His being righteous, and declaring him righteous who is of the faith of Jesus.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
To
πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

ἔνδειξις 
Endeixis 
Usage: 4

I say, at
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

νῦν 
Nun 
Usage: 102

καιρός 
Kairos 
Usage: 63

his

Usage: 0

δικαιοσύνη 
Dikaiosune 
Usage: 83

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

he

Usage: 0

might be
εἶναι 
Einai 
to be, be, was, is, am, are, were, not tr,
Usage: 97

δίκαιος 
Dikaios 
Usage: 57

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

the justifier
δικαιόω 
Dikaioo 
Usage: 35

πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221

Devotionals

Devotionals about Romans 3:26

Images Romans 3:26

Prayers for Romans 3:26

Context Readings

Righteousness Through Faith Revealed

25 Whom God put forward [ before the eyes of all] as a mercy seat and propitiation by His blood [the cleansing and life-giving sacrifice of atonement and reconciliation, to be received] through faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in His divine forbearance He had passed over and ignored former sins without punishment. 26 It was to demonstrate and prove at the present time ( in the now season) that He Himself is righteous and that He justifies and accepts as righteous him who has [true] faith in Jesus. 27 Then what becomes of [our] pride and [our] boasting? It is excluded (banished, ruled out entirely). On what principle? [On the principle] of doing good deeds? No, but on the principle of faith.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:4

He is the Rock, His work is perfect, for all His ways are law and justice. A God of faithfulness without breach or deviation, just and right is He.

Psalm 85:10-11

Mercy and loving-kindness and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

Isaiah 42:21

It was the Lord's pleasure for His righteousness' sake [in accordance with a steadfast and consistent purpose] to magnify instruction and revelation and glorify them.

Isaiah 45:21

Declare and bring forward your strong arguments [for praying to gods that cannot save]; yes, take counsel together. Who announced this [the rise of Cyrus and his conquests] beforehand (long ago)? [What god] declared it of old? Was it not I, the Lord? And there is no other God besides Me, a rigidly and uncompromisingly just and righteous God and Savior; there is none besides Me.

Zephaniah 3:5

The Lord in the midst of her is [uncompromisingly] righteous; He will not do iniquity. Every morning He brings His justice to light; He fails not, but the unjust [person] knows no shame.

Zephaniah 3:15

[For then it will be that] the Lord has taken away the judgments against you; He has cast out your enemy. The King of Israel, even the Lord [Himself], is in the midst of you; [and after He has come to you] you shall not experience or fear evil any more.

Zechariah 9:9

Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O Daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King comes to you; He is [uncompromisingly] just and having salvation [triumphant and victorious], patient, meek, lowly, and riding on a donkey, upon a colt, the foal of a donkey.

Acts 13:38-39

So let it be clearly known and understood by you, brethren, that through this Man forgiveness and removal of sins is now proclaimed to you;

Romans 3:30

Since it is one and the same God Who will justify the circumcised by faith [ which germinated from Abraham] and the uncircumcised through their [newly acquired] faith. [For it is the same trusting faith in both cases, a firmly relying faith in Jesus Christ].

Romans 4:5

But to one who, not working [by the Law], trusts (believes fully) in Him Who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited to him as righteousness (the standing acceptable to God).

Romans 8:33

Who shall bring any charge against God's elect [when it is] God Who justifies [that is, Who puts us in right relation to Himself? Who shall come forward and accuse or impeach those whom God has chosen? Will God, Who acquits us?]

Galatians 3:8-14

And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify (declare righteous, put in right standing with Himself) the Gentiles in consequence of faith, proclaimed the Gospel [foretelling the glad tidings of a Savior long beforehand] to Abraham in the promise, saying, In you shall all the nations [of the earth] be blessed.

Revelation 15:3

And they sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb, saying, Mighty and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God the Omnipotent! Righteous (just) and true are Your ways, O Sovereign of the ages (King of the nations)!

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