then is the advantage of the Jew? Or what is the profit of circumcision?
in every way. First, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.
what if some disbelieved? Shall their unbelief annul the faithfulness of God?
not! But let God be true and every man a liar, as it is written, a
"That You may be 2declared
righteous in Your words and may overcome when You are judged.''
if our unrighteousness commends the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is the God who inflicts wrath unrighteous? I speak according to man.
not! Otherwise how shall God judge the world?
if the 1atruthfulness
of God has abounded in my lie unto His glory, why still am I also being judged as a sinner?
why not say
(as we are slanderously charged and as some affirm that we say), Let us do evil that good may come? whose 1judgment
On all the world totally
then? Are we better? Not at all! For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin,
as it is written, a
"There is none righteous, not even one;
is none who understands, there is none who seeks out God.
have turned aside; together they have become useless; there is none who does 1good
; there is not so much as one.
throat is an opened grave; with their tongues they practiced deceit; bthe
poison of asps is under their lips;
mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.
are their feet to shed blood,
and misery are in their ways,
of peace they have not known.
is no fear of God before their eyes.''
we know that whatever things the law says, it speaks to those who are under the law, 1that
every mouth may be stopped and all the world may fall under the judgment of God;
of the works of the law no flesh shall be justified before Him; for bthrough
the law is the clear knowledge of sin.
from the law, the 2righteousness
of God has been 3manifested
, witness being borne to it
by the Law and the Prophets;
the righteousness of God through the 1faith
of Jesus Christ to all those who believe, for there is no distinction;
have sinned and fall short of the 1glory
Being 1justified 2freely
by His grace through the 3redemption
which is in Christ Jesus;
forth as a 2apropitiation
place through faith in His blood, for the demonstrating of His righteousness, in that in His forbearance God 3passed
over the sins that had previously occurred,
a view to the demonstrating of His righteousness in the present time, so that He might be righteous and the One who 1justifies
him who is of the 2faith
then is boasting? 1It
is excluded. Through what kind of law? That of works? No, but through the law of faith.
we account that aa
man is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.
is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not of the Gentiles also? Yes, of the Gentiles also,
indeed God is one, who will justify the circumcision 1out
of faith and the auncircumcision 1through
we then make the law of no effect through faith? Absolutely not! Rather, we establish the law.