Romans 3
A Faithful Version

1What then is the advantage of the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision? 2Much in every way. Primarily, in that they were entrusted with the oracles of God. 3For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief nullify the faithfulness of God?

4MAY IT NEVER BE! Rather, let God be true but every man a liar, exactly as it is written: "That You might be justified in Your words, and might overcome when You are being judged by men."

5But if our unrighteousness brings to reality God's righteousness, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous to inflict His wrath? (I am speaking according to man's view. ) 6MAY IT NEVER BE! Otherwise, how shall God judge the world? 7For if, by my falsehood, the truth of God has shown itself to be supremely great, to His glory, why am I still being judged as a sinner? 8But not, according as we are being blasphemously charged, and according as some are affirming that we say, "Let us practice evil things in order that good things may come." Their condemnation is deserved.

9What then? Are we of ourselves better? Not at all! For we have already charged both Jews and Gentiles--ALL-- with being under sin,

10Exactly as it is written: "For there is not a righteous one--not even one!

11There is not one who understands; there is not one who seeks after God.

12They have all gone out of the way; together they have all become depraved. There is not even one who is practicing kindness. No, there is not so much as one!

13Their throats are like an open grave; with their tongues they have used deceit; the venom of asps is under their lips,

14Whose mouths are full of cursing and bitterness;

15Their feet are swift to shed blood;

16Destruction and misery are in their ways;

17And the way of peace they have not known.

18There is no fear of God before their eyes."

19Now then, we know that whatever the law says, it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. 20Therefore, by works of law there shall no flesh be justified before Him; for through the law is the knowledge of sin.

21But now, the righteousness of God that is separate from law has been revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets; 22Even the righteousness of God that is through the faith of Jesus Christ, toward all and upon all those who believe; for there is no difference. 23For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24But are being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus; 25Whom God has openly manifested to be a propitiation through faith in His blood, in order to demonstrate His righteousness, in respect to the remission of sins that are past, 26Through the forbearance of God; yes, to publicly declare His righteousness in the present time, that He might be just, and the One Who justifies the one who is of the faith of Jesus.

27Therefore, where is boasting? It is excluded. Through what law? The law of works? By no means! Rather, it is through a law of faith. 28Consequently, we reckon that a man is justified by faith, separate from works of law. 29 Is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not also the God of the Gentiles? YES! He is also God of the Gentiles, 30Since it is indeed one God Who will justify the circumcision by faith, and the uncircumcision through faith.

31Are we, then, abolishing the law through faith? MAY IT NEVER BE! Rather, we are establishing the law.

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