Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Far be the thought: but let God be true, and every man false; according as it is written, So that thou shouldest be justified in thy words, and shouldest overcome when thou art in judgment.

New American Standard Bible

May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written, "THAT YOU MAY BE JUSTIFIED IN YOUR WORDS, AND PREVAIL WHEN YOU ARE JUDGED."

King James Version

God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

Holman Bible

Absolutely not! God must be true, even if everyone is a liar, as it is written:That You may be justified in Your words
and triumph when You judge.

International Standard Version

Of course not! God is true, even if everyone else is a liar. As it is written, "You are right when you speak, and win your case when you go into court."

A Conservative Version

May it not happen! But let it come to pass God is true, but every man a liar, as it is written, That thou may ever be justified in thy words, and may prevail when thou are criticized.

American Standard Version

God forbid: yea, let God be found true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy words, And mightest prevail when thou comest into judgment.

Amplified

By no means! Let God be found true though every human being is false and a liar, as it is written, That You may be justified and shown to be upright in what You say, and prevail when You are judged [by sinful men].

An Understandable Version

But let God be truthful, [even if] everyone [else] is a liar. For it is written [Psa. 51:4], "[God], you should be proven right when you speak, and win [your case] when put on trial."

Anderson New Testament

It can not be. But let God be true, though every man be a liar, as it is written: That thou mightest be justified in thy words, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Common New Testament

Certainly not! Let God be true, though every man a liar. As it is written: "That you may be justified in your words and prevail when you are judged."

Daniel Mace New Testament

the faithfulness of God of no effect? by no means; yea, let God be acknowledged to be true, tho' men should be all deceivers; as it is written, " that you might be justified in your sayings, and might overcome when you are judged."

Godbey New Testament

it could not be so: but let God be true, and every man a liar; as indeed it has been written, In order that you may be justified in your words, and shall prevail, in your judgment.

Goodspeed New Testament

By no means! God must prove true, though every man be false; as the Scripture says, "That you may be shown to be upright in what you say, And win your case when you go into court."

John Wesley New Testament

God forbid: let God be true, and every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

No, in no wise: for God is true, and every man a liar; as it is written, That thou might be justified in thy words and might overcome when thou dost judge.

Julia Smith Translation

It may not be: and let God be true, and every man a liar; as has been written, That thou mightest be justified in thy words, and mightest conquer in thy being judged.

King James 2000

God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That you might be justified in your sayings, and might overcome when you are judged.

Lexham Expanded Bible

May it never be! But let God be true but every human being a liar, just as it is written, "In order that you may be justified in your words, and may prevail when you are judged."

Modern King James verseion

Let it not be! But let God be true, and every man a liar; as it is written, "That You might be justified in Your sayings, and will overcome when You are judged."

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

God forbid. Let God be true, and all men liars, as it is written, "That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings and shouldest overcome when thou art judged."

Moffatt New Testament

Never! Let God be true to his word, though every man be perfidious ??as it is written, That thou mayest be vindicated in thy pleadings, and triumph in thy trial.

Montgomery New Testament

By no means! Be sure that God is ever true, though all mankind prove false. As it is written, That thou mayest be found just in thine argument, And gain thy cause when thou contendest.

NET Bible

Absolutely not! Let God be proven true, and every human being shown up as a liar, just as it is written: "so that you will be justified in your words and will prevail when you are judged."

New Heart English Bible

May it never be. Yes, let God be found true, but every man a liar. As it is written, "That you might be justified in your words, and might prevail when you come into judgment."

Noyes New Testament

Far be it! yea, let God be true, and every man a liar; as it is written, "That thou mayst be justified in thy words, and mayst overcome when thou art arraigned."

Sawyer New Testament

By no means; but let God be true, and every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mayest be justified in thy sayings and overcome when thou art judged.

The Emphasized Bible

Far be it! But let, God, prove to be, true, albeit, every man, be false! Even as it is written - That thou mightest be declared righteous in thy words, and overcome when thou art in judgment.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

God forbid: but let God be true, though every man were a liar; as it is written, "That thou mayest be acknowledged just in thy sayings, and overcome when thou art judged."

Twentieth Century New Testament

God must prove true, though every man prove a liar! As Scripture says of God-'That thou mayest be pronounced righteous in what thou sayest, and gain thy cause when men would judge thee.'

Webster

By no means: verily let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mayest be justified in thy sayings, and mayest overcome when thou art judged.

Weymouth New Testament

No, indeed; let us hold God to be true, though every man should prove to be false. As it stands written, "That Thou mayest be shown to be just in the sentence Thou pronouncest, and gain Thy cause when Thou contendest."

Williams New Testament

Not at all. Let God prove true, though every man be false! As the Scripture says, "That you may prove yourself upright in words you speak, and win your case when you go into court."

World English Bible

May it never be! Yes, let God be found true, but every man a liar. As it is written, "That you might be justified in your words, and might prevail when you come into judgment."

Worrell New Testament

May it not be! But let God be true, and every man a liar; as it has been written, "That Thou mayest be justified in Thy words; and mayest overcome, when Thou judgest."

Worsley New Testament

God forbid: yea, let God be acknowledged true, though every man be a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy words, and mightest overcome, when thou judgest.

Youngs Literal Translation

let it not be! and let God become true, and every man false, according as it hath been written, 'That Thou mayest be declared righteous in Thy words, and mayest overcome in Thy being judged.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

yea
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

let
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

be
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

ἀληθής 
Alethes 
Usage: 17

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

man
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

a liar
ψεύστης 
Pseustes 
Usage: 8

as
καθώς 
Kathos 
as, even as, according as, when, according to, how, as well as
Usage: 141

it is written
γράφω 
Grapho 
Usage: 149

ὅπως 
Hopos 
that, how, to, so that, when, because
Usage: 43

δικαιόω 
Dikaioo 
Usage: 35

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

thy
σοῦ 
Sou 
thy, thee, thine, thine own, thou, not tr
Usage: 241

λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

and

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

νικάω 
Nikao 
Usage: 17

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

thou
σέ 
Se 
thee, thou, thy house, not tr
Usage: 110

Devotionals

Devotionals about Romans 3:4

Context Readings

Jews Still Have An Advantage

3 For what? if some have not believed, shall their unbelief make the faith of God of none effect? 4 Far be the thought: but let God be true, and every man false; according as it is written, So that thou shouldest be justified in thy words, and shouldest overcome when thou art in judgment. 5 But if our unrighteousness commend God's righteousness, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who inflicts wrath? I speak according to man.


Cross References

Psalm 51:4

Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done what is evil in thy sight; that thou mayest be justified when thou speakest, be clear when thou judgest.

Psalm 116:11

I said in my haste, All men are liars.

Psalm 62:9

Men of low degree are only vanity; men of high degree, a lie: laid in the balance, they go up together lighter than vanity.

Luke 20:16

He will come and destroy those husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it they said, May it never be!

John 3:33

He that has received his testimony has set to his seal that God is true;

Romans 3:31

Do we then make void law by faith? Far be the thought: no, but we establish law.

Galatians 2:17

Now if in seeking to be justified in Christ we also have been found sinners, then is Christ minister of sin? Far be the thought.

Deuteronomy 32:4

He is the Rock, his work is perfect, For all his ways are righteousness; A God of faithfulness without deceit, Just and right is he.

Job 36:3

I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Creator.

Job 40:8

Wilt thou also annul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me that thou mayest be righteous?

Psalm 100:5

For Jehovah is good; his loving-kindness endureth for ever; and his faithfulness from generation to generation.

Psalm 119:160

The sum of thy word is truth, and every righteous judgment of thine is for ever.

Psalm 138:2

I will bow down toward the temple of thy holiness, and celebrate thy name for thy loving-kindness and for thy truth; for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

Micah 7:20

Thou wilt perform truth to Jacob, loving-kindness to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers, from the days of old.

Matthew 11:19

The Son of man has come eating and drinking, and they say, Behold, a man that is eating and wine-drinking, a friend of tax-gatherers, and of sinners: and wisdom has been justified by her children.

Romans 3:6-7

Far be the thought: since how shall God judge the world?

Romans 6:2

Far be the thought. We who have died to sin, how shall we still live in it?

Romans 6:15

What then? should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Far be the thought.

Romans 7:7

What shall we say then? is the law sin? Far be the thought. But I had not known sin, unless by law: for I had not had conscience also of lust unless the law had said, Thou shalt not lust;

Romans 7:13

Did then that which is good become death to me? Far be the thought. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death to me by that which is good; in order that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.

Romans 9:14

What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Far be the thought.

Romans 11:1

I say then, Has God cast away his people? Far be the thought. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

Romans 11:11

I say then, Have they stumbled in order that they might fall? Far be the thought: but by their fall there is salvation to the nations to provoke them to jealousy.

2 Corinthians 1:18

Now God is faithful, that our word to you is not yea and nay.

Galatians 2:21

I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness is by law, then Christ has died for nothing.

Galatians 6:14

But far be it from me to boast save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world.

Titus 1:2

in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before the ages of time,

Hebrews 6:18

that by two unchangeable things, in which it was impossible that God should lie, we might have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us,

1 John 5:10

He that believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself; he that does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the witness which God has witnessed concerning his Son.

1 John 5:20

And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us an understanding that we should know him that is true; and we are in him that is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

Revelation 3:7

And to the angel of the assembly in Philadelphia write: These things saith the holy, the true; he that has the key of David, he who opens and no one shall shut, and shuts and no one shall open:

1 Corinthians 6:15

Do ye not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then, taking the members of the Christ, make them members of a harlot? Far be the thought.

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