Romans 3

BLB(i) 1 What then is the superiority of the Jew? Or what is the benefit of the circumcision? 2 Much in every way. For chiefly indeed, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God. 3 What if indeed some disbelieved? Will their unbelief nullify the faithfulness of God? 4 Never may it be! But let God be true, and every man a liar, as it has been written: “That You may be justified in Your words, and will prevail in Your being judged.” 5 But if our unrighteousness shows God’s righteousness, what shall we say? God, inflicting the wrath, is unrighteous? I speak according to man. 6 Never may it be! Otherwise, how will God judge the world? 7 But if in my lie, the truth of God abounded to His glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner? 8 And is it not, as we are slanderously charged, and as some affirm us to say, “Let us do evil things that good things may come?” Their condemnation is just. 9 What then? Are we better? Not at all. For we have already charged both Jews and Greeks all to be under sin. 10 As it has been written: “There is none righteous, not even one; 11 there is none understanding; there is none seeking after God. 12 All have turned away; together they have become worthless; there is none who is practicing good, there is not so much as one. 13 Their throat is a grave having been opened; they keep practicing deceit with their tongues; the venom of vipers is under their lips, 14 of whom the mouth is full of cursing and of bitterness; 15 their feet are swift to shed blood; 16 ruin and misery are in their paths; 17 and the way of peace they have not known. 18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.” 19 Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those under the Law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be under judgment to God. 20 Therefore by works of the Law, not any flesh will be justified before Him; for through the Law is knowledge of sin. 21 But now apart from Law, the righteousness of God has been revealed, being borne witness to by the Law and the Prophets. 22 And the righteousness of God is through faith from Jesus Christ toward all those believing. For there is no distinction, 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 set forth as a propitiation through faith in His blood, for a showing forth of His righteousness, because of the forbearance of the sins having taken place beforehand, 26 in the forbearance of God, for the showing forth of His righteousness in the present time, for Him to be just, and justifying the one of the faith of Jesus. 27 Where then is boasting? It has been excluded. Through what principle? That of works? No, but through the principle of faith. 28 Therefore we reckon a man to be justified by faith apart from works of the Law. 29 Or is He the God of Jews only, not also of Gentiles? Yes, also of Gentiles, 30 since indeed God is the One who will justify the circumcision by faith and the uncircumcision through the same faith. 31 Do we, then, nullify the Law through faith? Never may it be! Instead, we uphold Law.