Romans Chapter 3
1 What advantage then hath the Jewor what profit is there ofcircumcision
2 Much every waychieflybecause that unto them were committedthe oracles of God.
3 For what if some did not believeshall their unbelief makethe faith of God without effect
4 God forbidyealet God be truebut every man a liaras itis writtenThat thou mightest be justified in thy sayingsand mightest overcome when thou art judged.
5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of Godwhat shall we sayIs God unrighteous who taketh vengeance Ispeak as a man
6 God forbidfor then how shall God judge the world
7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie untohis glorywhy yet am I also judged as a sinner
8 And not rather as we be slanderously reportedand as someaffirm that we say Let us do evilthat good may comewhosedamnation is just.
9 What thenare we better than theyNoin no wisefor wehave before proved both Jews and Gentilesthat they are allunder sin
10 As it is writtenThere is none righteousnonot one
11 There is none that understandeththere is none that seekethafter God.
12 They are all gone out of the waythey are together becomeunprofitablethere is none that doeth goodnonot one.
13 Their throat is an open sepulchrewith their tongues theyhave used deceitthe 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 have they not known
18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
19 Now we know that what things soever the law saithit saith tothem who are under the lawthat every mouth may be stoppedand all the world may become guilty before God.
20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh bejustified in his sightfor by the law is the knowledge ofsin.
21 But now the righteousness of God without the law ismanifestedbeing witnessed by the law and the prophets
22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of JesusChrist unto all and upon all them that believefor there isno difference
23 For all have sinnedand come short of the glory of God
24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemptionthat is in Christ Jesus
25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith inhis bloodto declare his righteousness for the remission ofsins that are pastthrough the forbearance of God
26 To declareI sayat this time his righteousnessthat hemight be justand the justifier of him which believeth inJesus.
27 Where is boasting thenIt is excluded. By what lawof worksNaybut by the law of faith.
28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith withoutthe deeds of the law.
29 Is he the God of the Jews onlyis he not also of theGentilesYesof the Gentiles also
30 Seeing it is one Godwhich shall justify the circumcision byfaithand uncircumcision through faith.
31 Do we then make void the law through faithGod forbidyeawe establish the law.