Chapter 3Romans


1 What the advantage then of the Jew, or what the profit of circumcision? 2 Much every way: for first indeed, that they were entrusted with the oracles of :God. 3 For what if some disbelieved? shall their :unbelief make void the faithfulness of :God? 4 Be it not so: 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 at thy judging.
5 But if our :unrighteousness commendeth God’s righteousness, what shall we say? Is :God unrighteous who visiteth with :wrath? (I speak after man’s manner.) 6 Be it not so: for then how shall :God judge the world? 7 But if the truth of :God by my :lie abounded unto his :glory, why am I also still judged as sinner? 8 and why not (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say [that]), Let us do the evils, that †:good may come? whose :condemnation is just.
9 What then? are we the better? Not at all: for we before laid to the charge both of Jews and Greeks, that all are under sin; 10 as it is written [that],
None is righteous, no, not one;
11 There is none that understandeth,
There is none that seeketh after :God;
12 All have turned aside, are together become unprofitable;There is none that doeth good, there is not so much as one:
13 Their :throat is an open sepulcher;With their :tongues they have used deceit:
Poison of asps is under their :lips:
14 Whose :mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
15 Their :feet swift to shed blood;
16 Destruction and misery in their :ways;
17 And the way of peace have they not known:
18 No fear of God is before their :eyes.
19 Now we know that whatever things the law saith, it speaketh to those under the law; that every mouth be stopped, and all the world become under judgment before :God: 20 because †by works of law shall no flesh be justified in his sight; for through law is knowledge of sin.
21 But now apart from law God’s righteousness hath been manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22 even God’s righteousness through faith †in Jesus Christ unto all that believe; for there is no distinction; 23 for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of :God; 24 being justified freely by his :grace through the redemption :in Christ Jesus: 25 whom :God set forth as propitiation, through faith, in his :blood, to show his :righteousness because of the passing over of the sins done afore, in the forbearance of :God; 26 for the showing, I say, of his :righteousness at the present season: that HE might be just, and justifier of him that †hath faith in Jesus. 27 Where then the glorying? It is excluded. By what manner of law? of the works? in nowise; but by a law of faith. 28 For we reckon a man is justified by faith apart from works of law. 29 Or is he :God of Jews only? not of the nations also? in nowise of nations also? Yea, of nations also 30 if indeed :God is one, who shall justify circumcision out of faith, and uncircumcision through the faith. 31 Do we then make law void through the faith? Be it not so: nay, we establish law.