Romans 3

All the World Guilty

Then what
Lit is the advantage of the Jew
advantage has the Jew? Or what is the benefit of circumcision?
Great in every respect. First of all, that b they were entrusted with the c oracles of God. What then? If d some
Or were unfaithful
did not believe, their
Or unfaithfulness
unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it?
g May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found h a liar, as it is written, i That You may be justified in Your words,
And prevail when You
Lit in Your judging
are judged.”

But if our unrighteousness
Or commends
l demonstrates the righteousness of God m what shall we say? The God who inflicts wrath is not unrighteous, is He? ( n I am speaking in human terms.)
o May it never be! For otherwise, how will p God judge the world? But if through my lie q the truth of God abounded to His glory r why am I also still being judged as a sinner? And why not say (as we are slanderously reported and as some claim that we say), s Let us do evil that good may come”?
Lit Whose
Their condemnation is just.

What then?
Or Are we worse
v Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both w Jews and x Greeks are y all under sin;
10 as it is written, z There is none righteous, not even one;
11  There is none who understands,
There is none who seeks for God;
12  All have turned aside, together they have become useless;
There is none who does good,
There is not even one.”
13  aa Their throat is an open grave,
With their tongues they keep deceiving,”
ab The poison of asps is under their lips”;
14  ac Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness”;
15  ad Their feet are swift to shed blood,
16  Destruction and misery are in their paths,
17  And the path of peace they have not known.”
18  ae There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

19 Now we know that whatever the af Law says, it speaks to ag those who are
Lit in
under the Law, so that every mouth may be closed and ai all the world may become accountable to God;
20 because aj by the works
Or of law
of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for
Or through law
am through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.

Justification by Faith

21 But now apart
Or from law
from the Law ao  the righteousness of God has been manifested, being ap witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,
22 even the aq righteousness of God through ar faith as in Jesus Christ for at all those
Or who believe. For there is no distinction, since they all have sinned...and are being justified
who believe; for av there is no distinction;
23 for all
Or sinned
ax have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
24 being justified as a gift ay by His grace through az the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; 25 whom God displayed publicly as ba a
Or a propitiatory sacrifice
Or by
bd in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness
Lit because of the passing over of the sins previously committed in the forbearance of God
because in the bf forbearance of God He bg passed over the sins previously committed;
26 for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who
Lit is of the faith of Jesus
has faith in Jesus.

27 Where then is bi boasting? It is excluded. By bj what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith. 28 
One early ms reads Therefore
For bl we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works
Or of law
of the Law.
29 Or bn is God the God of Jews only? Is He not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, 30 since indeed bo God bp who will justify the
Lit circumcision
Lit out of
by faith and the
Lit uncircumcision
uncircumcised through faith bt is one.

31 Do we then nullify
Or law
the Law through faith? bv May it never be! On the contrary, we bw establish the Law.
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