1 What special privilege, then, has the Jew? Or what is the use of circumcision? 2 Much in every way. First of all, because to them were entrusted the oracles of God. 3 Supposing some of them have proved faithless? 4 By no means! Be sure that God is ever true, though all mankind prove false. As it is written, That thou mayest be found just in thine argument, And gain thy cause when thou contendest. 5 But if our unrighteousness thus brings out God's righteousness, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous—I speak after the manner of men—when he inflicts his anger on us? 6 Be it far from us; for in that case how could God judge the world? 7 But if by a falsehood of mine the truthfulness of God has been made to redound to his glory, why am I still tried as a sinner? 8 And why not say (as I myself am slanderously reported to say), "Let us do evil that good may come out of it"? Such arguments are rightly condemned. 9 What then? Are we Jews in a better position? Not at all, for I have already charged all, both Jews and Gentiles, with being under sin. 10 As it is written. There is none righteous, no, not one; 11 There is none that understands, none that seeks for God! 12 All have swerved from the right path; Every one of them has become corrupt. There is none that practices good, no, not one. 13 Their throat is an open grave; With their tongues they have used deceit. The venom 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 ruin are in their paths; 17 And the path of peace they have not known. 18 Reverence for God is not before their eyes. 19 Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law; so that every mouth may be shut, and all the world may be brought under the judgment of God. 20 For no man will be justified in God's sight by works of the Law; for through the Law comes the consciousness of sin. 21 But now, quite apart from any law, a righteousness coming from God has been fully brought to light, continually witnessed to by the Law and the Prophets. 22 I mean a righteousness coming from God through faith in Jesus Christ, for all who believe. For there is no distinction between Jew and Gentile, 23 since all have sinned and lack the glory which comes from God; 24 but they are now being justified by his free grace through the deliverance that is in Christ Jesus. 25 For God openly set him forth for himself as an offering of atonement through faith, by means of his blood, in order to show forth his righteousness—since in his forbearance he had passed over the sins previously committed—to show forth his righteousness, 26 I say, at this present time; that he himself might be just, and yet the justifier of him who has faith in Jesus. 27 Then what becomes of boasting? It is shut out. What sort of law forbids it? A law of works? No, but a law of faith. 28 For I conclude that a man is justified by faith, altogether apart from the deeds of the Law. 29 Is God then the God of the Jews alone, and not of the Gentiles also? He is God of the Gentiles also, 30 since there is one God who will justify the circumcised through faith, and by their faith will he justify the uncircumcised. 31 Do we then render law invalid through faith? Certainly not; on the contrary we make it stand.
Bible verses about "faithlessness" | MNT
14 My brothers, what good is it if any one says that he has faith, if he has no deeds? Can such faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister be naked and in need of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, "Depart in peace, find warmth and food for yourselves," but at the same time you do not give the necessaries of the body, what good would that do them? 17 In just the same way faith, if it have not deeds, is by itself a lifeless thing. 18 Some one indeed may say, "You have faith, and I have deeds." "Then show me your faith," I answer, "apart from any deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds." 19 You believe that God is one? You do well; even the demons believe, and they shudder. 20 But do you want to be convinced, O foolish man, that faith apart from deeds is barren? 21 Was not Abraham our ancestor justified by deeds, in that he offered up Isaac, his son, upon the altar? 22 You see how faith was cooperating with deeds, and faith was made perfect by deeds. 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which said, And Abraham believed God, and this was imputed to him as righteousness, and he was called God's friend. 24 You see, then, that it is by his deeds a man is justified, and not simply by his faith. 25 In like manner was not Rahab, the harlot, justified by her deeds, in the fact that she received the messengers and sent them forth by another way? 26 So just as the body without a spirit is dead, so faith is dead without deeds.
23 But he who has misgivings, and yet eats meat, is condemned already, because his action is not based on faith; and whatever is not based on faith is sin.
8 But as for the cowards, the faithless, the abominable, And for the murderers, fornicators, sorcerers, Idolaters, and all liars, Their part will be in the lake that blazes with fire and brimstone. "This is the second death."