3 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? 2 Much every way: chiefly, because that aunto them were committed bthe oracles of God. 3 For cwhat if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make dthe faith of God without effect? 4 eGod forbid: yea, let fGod be true, but gevery man a liar; as it is written, hThat thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged. 5 But if our unrighteousness icommend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? k(I speak as a man) 6 eGod forbid: for then lhow shall God judge the world? 7 For if mthe truth of God hath more abounded through mmy lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner? 8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) nLet us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
9 What then? oare we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before †proved both pJews and qGentiles, that rthey are all under sin; 10 As it is written, sThere is none righteous, no, not one: 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together tbecome unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 13 uTheir throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; xthe poison of asps is under their lips: 14 yWhose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: 15 zaTheir feet are swift to shed blood: 16 Destruction and misery are in their ways: 17 And the way of peace have they not known: 18 bThere is no fear of God before their eyes. 19 Now we know that what things soever cthe law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that devery mouth may be stopped, and eall the world may become ||guilty before God. 20 fTherefore gby the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for hby the law is the knowledge of sin.
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.
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