Romans 3:21–5:21

21 But now ithe righteousness of God jwithout the law is manifested, being witnessed by klthe law and lmthe prophets; 22 Even the righteousness of God which is nby faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for othere is no difference: 23 For eall have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified pfreely qby his grace rthrough the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath ||sset forth tto be a propitiation through faith uin his blood, wto declare his righteousness for the ||remission of xsins that are past, through the yforbearance of God; 26 wTo declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. 27 zWhere is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? aof works? Nay: but by the law of faith. 28 Therefore we bconclude cthat a man is justified by faith dwithout the deeds of the law. 29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: 30 Seeing eit is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and funcircumcision through faith. 31 Do we then make void the law through faith? gGod forbid: yea, hwe establish the law.

4 What shall we say then that Abraham aour father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? For if Abraham were bjustified by works, he hath cwhereof to glory; dbut not before God. For what saith the scripture? eAbraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now fto him that worketh is the reward not greckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, hhis faith is gcounted for righteousness. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God gimputeth righteousness iwithout works, Saying, jBlessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. Cometh this blessedness then upon kthe circumcision lonly, or upon kthe uncircumcision also? for ewe say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. 10 How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. 11 And he received mthe sign of circumcision, na seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that ohe might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: 12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised. 13 For the promise, that he should be the pheir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For qif they which are of the law be heirs, faith is rmade void, and qthe promise made of none effect: 15 Because sthe law worketh wrath: for twhere no law is, uthere is no transgression. 16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be xby grace; yto the end the promise might be sure zto all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; awho is the father of us all, 17 (As it is written, bI have made thee a father of many nations,) ||before him whom he believed, even God, cwho quickeneth the dead, and calleth dthose things which be not as though they were. 18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, eSo shall thy seed be. 19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now fdead, gwhen he was about an hundred years old, neither yet hthe deadness of Sara’s womb: 20 He istaggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 21 And kbeing fully persuaded that, what he had promised, lhe was able also to perform. 22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. 23 Now mit was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; 24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe non him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; 25 oWho was delivered for our offences, and pwas raised again for our qjustification.

5 Therefore abeing justified by faith, we have bpeace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also cwe have access by faith into this grace dwherein we stand, and erejoice in hope of the glory of God. fAnd not only so, but gwe eglory in tribulations also: hknowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, iexperience; and iexperience, hope: And jhope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God kis shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. For when we were yet without strength, ||in due time lChrist died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God mcommendeth nhis love toward us, in that, owhile we were yet sinners, lChrist died for us. Much more then, being now justified oby his blood, pwe shall be saved from wrath through him. 10 For if, qwhen we were enemies, rwe were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by shis life. 11 fAnd not only so, but we also ejoy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the ||atonement.

12 Wherefore, as tby one man sin entered into the world, and udeath by sin; and so death passed upon zall men, ||vfor that all have sinned: 13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but wsin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of xAdam’s transgression, ywho is the figure of him that was to come. 15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one zmany be dead, much more athe grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto zbmany. 16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto cjustification. 17 For if ||by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 18 Therefore as ||by dthe offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so ||by dthe crighteousness of one the free gift came upon zeall men unto fjustification of life. 19 For as by one man’s disobedience zmany were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall bzmany be made righteous. 20 Moreover gthe law hentered, that the offence might abound. But iwhere sin abounded, jgrace did much more abound: 21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might kgrace reign through righteousness unto leternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

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