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Romans 3:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— May it never be! For otherwise, how will God judge the world?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— By no means: for then how shall God judge the world?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Far be the thought: since how shall God judge the world?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Far be it! Else how shall God judge the world?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— let it not be! since how shall God judge the world?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— (I speak according to man.) God forbid! Otherwise how shall God judge this world?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— God forbid: for then how shall God iudge the world?
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Not so; otherwise how shall Aloha judge the world?
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Far from it. Otherwise how will God judge the world?

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
God forbid: 3361
{3361} Prime
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
1096
{1096} Prime
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
z5636
<5636> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Optative (See G5793)
Count - 18
for then 1893
{1893} Prime
ἐπεί
epei
{ep-i'}
From G1909 and G1487; there upon, that is, since (of time or cause).
how 4459
{4459} Prime
πῶς
pos
{poce}
Adverb from the base of G4226; an interrogitive particle of manner; in what way? (sometimes the question is indirect, how?); also as exclamation, how much!.
shall y2919
[2919] Standard
κρίνω
krino
{kree'-no}
Properly to distinguish, that is, decide (mentally or judicially); by implication to try, condemn, punish.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
God 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
judge 2919
{2919} Prime
κρίνω
krino
{kree'-no}
Properly to distinguish, that is, decide (mentally or judicially); by implication to try, condemn, punish.
z5692
<5692> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 814
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
world? 2889
{2889} Prime
κόσμος
kosmos
{kos'-mos}
Probably from the base of G2865; orderly arrangement, that is, decoration; by implication the world (in a wide or narrow sense, including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively [morally]).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Romans 3:5-6.


Romans 3:6

_ _ God forbid; for then how shall God judge the world? — that is, “Far from us be such a thought; for that would strike down all future judgment.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Romans 3:1-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Romans 3:6

God forbid — By no means. If it were unjust in God to punish that unrighteousness which is subservient to his own glory, how should God judge the world — Since all the unrighteousness in the world will then commend the righteousness of God.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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God forbid:

Romans 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

for then:

Genesis 18:25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
Job 8:3 Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?
Job 34:17-19 Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn him that is most just? ... [How much less to him] that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all [are] the work of his hands.
Psalms 9:8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
Psalms 11:5-7 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth. ... For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.
Psalms 50:6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God [is] judge himself. Selah.
Psalms 96:13 Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.
Psalms 98:9 Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.
Acts 17:31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by [that] man whom he hath ordained; [whereof] he hath given assurance unto all [men], in that he hath raised him from the dead.
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Gn 18:25. Jb 8:3; 34:17. Ps 9:8; 11:5; 50:6; 96:13; 98:9. Ac 17:31. Ro 3:4.

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