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God’s Judgment Defended

3 What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision? Much in every way! Chiefly because ato them were committed the 1oracles of God. For what if bsome did not believe? cWill their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect? dCertainly not! Indeed, let eGod be 2true but fevery man a liar. As it is written:

g“That You may be justified in Your words,

And may overcome when You are judged.”

But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust who inflicts wrath? h(I speak as a man.) Certainly not! For then ihow will God judge the world?

For if the truth of God has increased through my lie to His glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner? And why not say, j“Let us do evil that good may come”?—as we are slanderously reported and as some affirm that we say. Their 3condemnation is just.


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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