Romans 31 Then what advantage has the Jew? or what profit is there in circumcision? 2 Much in every way: First, because the oracles of God were entrusted to them. 3 What if some did not believe? shall their unbelief nullify the faithfulness of God? 4 God forbid: let God be true, even if every man is a liar; as it is written, That you might be justified in your words, and might overcome when you are judged. 5 But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous who takes vengeance? (I speak as a man) 6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world? 7 But if, through my lie, the truthfulness of God brings him even greater glory; why am I still condemned as a sinner? 8 And why not say, (as we are slanderously reported as saying, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? Their condemnation is just. 9 What then? are we better than they? No, by no means: for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin; 10 As it is written, There is no one righteous, no, not one: 11 There is no one who understands, there is no one who seeks after God. 12 They have all left the way, together they have become unprofitable; there is no one who does good, no, not one. 13 Their throats are an open grave; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: 14 Their 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 have they not known: 18 There is no fear of God before their eyes. 19 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 be held accountable to God. 20 Therefore, by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified in his sight: for through the law comes the knowledge of sin. 21 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law has been manifested, though it is witnessed to by the law and the prophets; 22 This is the righteousness of God which is by faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe: for there is no difference: 23 For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God has set forth to be an atoning sacrifice through faith in his blood. He did this to declare his righteousness, for in the forbearance of God, he passed over sins of the past; 26 To declare at this present time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. 27 Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what law? of works? No: but by the law of faith. 28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the law. 29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: 30 Since God is one, and he shall justify the circumcised by faith, and the uncircumcised through faith. 31 Do we then make the law void through faith? Not at all: rather, we establish the law.
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