What advantage then has the Jew, or what is
the profit of circumcision?
Much in every way! Chiefly because to them were
committed the oracles of God.
For what if some did not believe? Will their
unbelief make the faithfulness of God without
4 Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true
but every man a liar. As it is written:
“ That You may be justified in Your
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? (I speak as a
Certainly not! For then how will God judge the
7 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, “Let us do evil
that good may come”?—as we are slanderously
reported and as some affirm that we say. Their
condemnation is just.
What then? Are we better than they? Not
at all. For we have previously charged both Jews
and Greeks that they are all under sin.
As it is written:
“ There is none righteous, no, not one;
11 There is none who understands;
There is none who seeks after God.
12 They have all turned aside;
They have together become unprofitable;
There is none who does good, no, not
13 “ Their throat is
an open tomb;
With their tongues they have practiced
“ The poison of asps is
under their lips”;
14 “ Whose mouth is full
of cursing and bitterness.”
15 “ Their feet are
swift to shed blood;
16 Destruction and misery are
in their ways;
17 And the way of peace they have not
18 “ There is no fear of God before
Now we know that whatever the law says, it says
to those who are under the law, that every mouth
may be stopped, and all the world may become
guilty before God.
Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will
be justified in His sight, for by the law is
the knowledge of sin.
But now the righteousness of God apart from the
law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and
even the righteousness of God, through faith in
Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For
there is no difference;
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory
24 being justified freely by His grace
through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
whom God set forth as a propitiation by
His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His
righteousness, because in His forbearance God
had passed over the sins that were previously
to demonstrate at the present time His
righteousness, that He might be just and the
justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
Where is boasting then? It is excluded.
By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of
28 Therefore we conclude that a man is
justified by faith apart from the deeds of the
Or is He the God of the Jews only? Is
He not also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, of
the Gentiles also,
since there is one God who will justify
the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised
Do we then make void the law through faith?
Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the