9 Well then, should we conclude that we Jews are better than others? No, not at all, for we have already shown that all people, whether Jews or Gentiles,* are under the power of sin. 10 As the Scriptures say,
“No one is righteous—
not even one.
no one is seeking God.
all have become useless.
No one does good,
not a single one.”*
Their tongues are filled with lies.”
“Snake venom drips from their lips.”*
14 “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”*
17 They don’t know where to find peace.”*
18 “They have no fear of God at all.”*