Chapter 3

3:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?
3:2Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.
3:3For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
3:4God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
3:5But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)
3:6God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
3:7For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
3:8And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
3:9What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;
3:10As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
3:11There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
3:12They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
3:13Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
3:14Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
3:15Their feet are swift to shed blood:
3:16Destruction and misery are in their ways:
3:17And the way of peace have they not known:
3:18There is no fear of God before their eyes.
3:19Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
3:20Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
3:21But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
3:22Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
3:23For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
3:24Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
3:25Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
3:26To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
3:27Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
3:28Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
3:29Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
3:30Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
3:31Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

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