Parallel Verses

Amplified

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.

New American Standard Bible

Where then is boasting? It is excluded By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.

King James Version

Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

Holman Bible

Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By one of works? No, on the contrary, by a law of faith.

International Standard Version

What, then, is there to boast about? That has been eliminated. On what principle? On that of actions? No, but on the principle of faith.

A Conservative Version

Where then is the boasting? It is excluded. By what law, of works? No, but by a law of faith.

American Standard Version

Where then is the glorying? It is excluded. By what manner of law? of works? Nay: but by a law of faith.

An Understandable Version

Where then is the [basis for] boasting [i.e., over being right with God]? There is not any. Is it by [obedience to] a law? Is it by doing certain deeds? Not at all, but by a law of faith.

Anderson New Testament

Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No; but by the law of faith.

Bible in Basic English

What reason, then, is there for pride? It is shut out. By what sort of law? of works? No, but by a law of faith.

Common New Testament

Where then is our boasting? It is excluded. On what law? On the law of works? No, but on the law of faith.

Daniel Mace New Testament

what reason then is there for boasting? it is excluded. what, by the ceremonial law? no: but by the law of faith.

Darby Translation

Where then is boasting? It has been excluded. By what law? of works? Nay, but by law of faith;

Godbey New Testament

Then where is boasting? It is excluded. By what law? of works? No; but by the law of faith.

Goodspeed New Testament

Then what becomes of our boasting? It is shut out. On what principle? What a man does? No, but whether a man has faith.

John Wesley New Testament

Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? No, but by the law of faith.

Julia Smith Translation

Where then boasting? It was excluded. By what law? of works? No: but by the law of faith.

King James 2000

Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore, where [is] boasting? It has been excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.

Modern King James verseion

Then where is the boasting? It is excluded. Through what law? Of works? No, but through the law of faith.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Where is then thy rejoicing? It is excluded. By what law? By the law of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

Moffatt New Testament

Then what becomes of our boasting? It is ruled out absolutely. On what principle? On the principle of doing deeds? No, on the principle of faith.

Montgomery New Testament

Then what becomes of boasting? It is shut out. What sort of law forbids it? A law of works? No, but a law of faith.

NET Bible

Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded! By what principle? Of works? No, but by the principle of faith!

New Heart English Bible

Where then is the boasting? It is excluded. By what manner of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.

Noyes New Testament

Where then is the boasting? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay; but by the law of faith.

Sawyer New Testament

Where then is the boasting [of the Jew]? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No; but by the law of faith.

The Emphasized Bible

Where, then, the boasting! It is excluded. Through what kind of law? Of works? Nay! but through a law of faith:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what law? of works? No: but by the law of faith.

Twentieth Century New Testament

What, then, becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what sort of Law? A Law requiring obedience? No, a Law requiring faith.

Webster

Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? No; but by the law of faith.

Weymouth New Testament

Where then is there room for your boasting? It is for ever shut out. On what principle? On the ground of merit? No, but on the ground of faith.

Williams New Testament

So where has human boasting gone? It was completely shut out. On what principle? On that of doing something? No, but on the principle of faith.

World English Bible

Where then is the boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.

Worrell New Testament

Where, then, is the boasting? It was excluded. By what manner of law? Of works? Nay; but by a law of faith.

Worsley New Testament

Where then is boasting? it is excluded: by what law? of works? no: but by the law of faith.

Youngs Literal Translation

Where then is the boasting? it was excluded; by what law? of works? no, but by a law of faith:

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ποῦ 
Pou 
Usage: 32

καύχησις 
Kauchesis 
Usage: 12

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

It is excluded
ἐκκλείω 
Ekkleio 
Usage: 2

By
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

ποῖος 
Poios 
Usage: 19

law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

of works
ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

Nay
οὐχί 
Ouchi 
not, nay, not, not so
Usage: 32

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

by
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

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Context Readings

Boasting Excluded

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. 28 For we hold that a man is justified and made upright by faith independent of and distinctly apart from good deeds (works of the Law). [The observance of the Law has nothing to do with justification.]



Cross References

Romans 2:23

You who boast in the Law, do you dishonor God by breaking the Law [by stealthily infringing upon or carelessly neglecting or openly breaking it]?

Romans 4:2

For if Abraham was justified ( established as just by acquittal from guilt) by good works [that he did, then] he has grounds for boasting. But not before God!

1 Corinthians 1:29-31

So that no mortal man should [have pretense for glorying and] boast in the presence of God.

Romans 2:17

But if you bear the name of Jew and rely upon the Law and pride yourselves in God and your relationship to Him,

Ezekiel 16:62-63

And I will establish My covenant with you, and you shall know (understand and realize) that I am the Lord,

Ezekiel 36:31-32

Then you shall [earnestly] remember your own evil ways and your doings that were not good, and shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominable deeds.

Zephaniah 3:11

In that day you [the congregation of Israel] shall not be put to shame for all your deeds by which you have rebelled and transgressed against Me, for then I will take away out of your midst those who exult in your majesty and pride; and you shall no more be haughty [and carry yourselves arrogantly on or] because of My holy mountain.

Mark 16:16

He who believes [who adheres to and trusts in and relies on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] and is baptized will be saved [ from the penalty of eternal death]; but he who does not believe [who does not adhere to and trust in and rely on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] will be condemned.

Luke 18:9-14

He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves and were confident that they were righteous [that they were upright and in right standing with God] and scorned and made nothing of all the rest of men:

John 3:36

And he who believes in (has faith in, clings to, relies on) the Son has (now possesses) eternal life. But whoever disobeys (is unbelieving toward, refuses to trust in, disregards, is not subject to) the Son will never see (experience) life, but [instead] the wrath of God abides on him. [God's displeasure remains on him; His indignation hangs over him continually.]

Romans 3:19

Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that [the murmurs and excuses of] every mouth may be hushed and all the world may be held accountable to God.

Romans 7:21

So I find it to be a law (rule of action of my being) that when I want to do what is right and good, evil is ever present with me and I am subject to its insistent demands.

Romans 7:23

But I discern in my bodily members [ in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh] a different law (rule of action) at war against the law of my mind (my reason) and making me a prisoner to the law of sin that dwells in my bodily organs [ in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh].

Romans 7:25

O thank God! [He will!] through Jesus Christ (the Anointed One) our Lord! So then indeed I, of myself with the mind and heart, serve the Law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.

Romans 8:2

For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has freed me from the law of sin and of death.

Romans 9:11

And the children were yet unborn and had so far done nothing either good or evil. Even so, in order further to carry out God's purpose of selection (election, choice), which depends not on works or what men can do, but on Him Who calls [them],

Romans 9:32

For what reason? Because [they pursued it] not through faith, relying [instead] on the merit of their works [they did not depend on faith but on what they could do]. They have stumbled over the Stumbling Stone.

Romans 10:5

For Moses writes that the man who [can] practice the righteousness (perfect conformity to God's will) which is based on the Law [with all its intricate demands] shall live by it.

Romans 11:6

But if it is by grace (His unmerited favor and graciousness), it is no longer conditioned on works or anything men have done. Otherwise, grace would no longer be grace [it would be meaningless].

1 Corinthians 4:7

For who separates you from the others [as a faction leader]? [Who makes you superior and sets you apart from another, giving you the preeminence?] What have you that was not given to you? If then you received it [from someone], why do you boast as if you had not received [but had gained it by your own efforts]?

Galatians 2:16

Yet we know that a man is justified or reckoned righteous and in right standing with God not by works of the Law, but [only] through faith and [absolute] reliance on and adherence to and trust in Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). [Therefore] even we [ourselves] have believed on Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the Law [for we cannot be justified by any observance of the ritual of the Law given by Moses], because by keeping legal rituals and by works no human being can ever be justified (declared righteous and put in right standing with God).

Galatians 3:22

But the Scriptures [picture all mankind as sinners] shut up and imprisoned by sin, so that [the inheritance, blessing] which was promised through faith in Jesus Christ (the Messiah) might be given (released, delivered, and committed) to [all] those who believe [who adhere to and trust in and rely on Him].

Ephesians 2:8-10

For it is by free grace (God's unmerited favor) that you are saved ( delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ's salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God;

1 John 5:11-12

And this is that testimony (that evidence): God gave us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

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