NASB — Romans 3 — KJV

All the World Guilty

1 Then what Iadvantage has the Jew? Or what is the benefit of circumcision? 2 Great in every respect. First of all, that athey were entrusted with the boracles of God. 3 What then? If asome Idid not believe, their IIunbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it? 4 aMay it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man [be found] ba liar, as it is written,
  “cTHAT YOU MAY BE JUSTIFIED IN YOUR WORDS,
  AND PREVAIL WHEN YOU IARE JUDGED.”
5 But if our unrighteousness Iademonstrates the righteousness of God, bwhat shall we say? The God who inflicts wrath is not unrighteous, is He? (cI am speaking in human terms.) 6 aMay it never be! For otherwise, how will bGod judge the world? 7 But if through my lie athe truth of God abounded to His glory, bwhy am I also still being judged as a sinner? 8 And why not [say] (as we are slanderously reported and as some claim that we say), “aLet us do evil that good may come”? ITheir condemnation is just.

[1] ILit is the advantage of the Jew
[2] aDt 4:8; Ps 147:19; Ro 9:4 bAc 7:38
[3] IOr were unfaithful IIOr unfaithfulness aRo 10:16; He 4:2
[4] ILit in Your judging aLk 20:16; Ro 3:6, 31 bPs 116:11; Ro 3:7 cPs 51:4
[5] IOr commends aRo 5:8; 2Co 6:4; 7:11 bRo 4:1; 7:7; 8:31; 9:14, 30 cRo 6:19; 1Co 9:8; 15:32; Ga 3:15
[6] aLk 20:16; Ro 3:4, 31 bRo 2:16
[7] aRo 3:4 bRo 9:19
[8] ILit Whose aRo 6:1

9 ¶ What then? IaAre we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both bJews and cGreeks are dall under sin; 10 as it is written,
  “aTHERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE;
  11 THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS,
  THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD;
  12 ALL HAVE TURNED ASIDE, TOGETHER THEY HAVE BECOME USELESS;
  THERE IS NONE WHO DOES GOOD,
  THERE IS NOT EVEN ONE.”
  13aTHEIR THROAT IS AN OPEN GRAVE,
  WITH THEIR TONGUES THEY KEEP DECEIVING,”
  “bTHE POISON OF ASPS IS UNDER THEIR LIPS”;
  14aWHOSE MOUTH IS FULL OF CURSING AND BITTERNESS”;
  15aTHEIR FEET ARE SWIFT TO SHED BLOOD,
  16 DESTRUCTION AND MISERY ARE IN THEIR PATHS,
  17 AND THE PATH OF PEACE THEY HAVE NOT KNOWN.”
  18aTHERE IS NO FEAR OF GOD BEFORE THEIR EYES.”

[9] IOr Are we worse aRo 3:1 bRo 2:1-29 cRo 1:18-32 dRo 3:19, 23; 11:32; Ga 3:22
[10] aPs 14:1-3; 53:1-3
[13] aPs 5:9 bPs 140:3
[14] aPs 10:7
[15] aIs 59:7f
[18] aPs 36:1

19 ¶ Now we know that whatever the aLaw says, it speaks to bthose who are Iunder the Law, so that every mouth may be closed and call the world may become accountable to God; 20 because aby the works Iof the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for IIbthrough the Law [comes] the knowledge of sin.

[19] ILit in aJn 10:34 bRo 2:12 cRo 3:9
[20] IOr of law IIOr through law aPs 143:2; Ac 13:39; Ga 2:16 bRo 4:15; 5:13, 20; 7:7

Justification by Faith

21 ¶ But now apart Ifrom the Law a[the] righteousness of God has been manifested, being bwitnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even [the] arighteousness of God through bfaith cin Jesus Christ for dall those Iwho believe; for ethere is no distinction; 23 for all Iahave sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified as a gift aby His grace through bthe redemption which is in Christ Jesus; 25 whom God displayed publicly as aa Ipropitiation IIbin His blood through faith. [This was] to demonstrate His righteousness, IIIbecause in the cforbearance of God He dpassed over the sins previously committed; 26 for the demonstration, [I say], of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who Ihas faith in Jesus.

[21] IOr from law aRo 1:17; 9:30 bAc 10:43; Ro 1:2
[22] IOr who believe. For there is no distinction, since they all have sinned...and are being justified aRo 1:17; 9:30 bRo 4:5 cAc 3:16; Ga 2:16, 20; 3:22; Ep 3:12 dRo 4:11, 16; 10:4 eRo 10:12; Ga 3:28; Col 3:11
[23] IOr sinned aRo 3:9
[24] aRo 4:4f, 16; Ep 2:8 b1Co 1:30; Ep 1:7; Col 1:14; He 9:15
[25] IOr a propitiatory sacrifice IIOr by IIILit because of the passing over of the sins previously committed in the forbearance of God a1 Jn 2:2; 4:10 b1Co 5:7; He 9:14, 28; 1P 1:19; Rv 1:5 cRo 2:4 dAc 14:16; 17:30
[26] ILit is of the faith of Jesus

27 ¶ Where then is aboasting? It is excluded. By bwhat kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith. 28 IFor awe maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works IIof the Law. 29 Or ais God [the God] of Jews only? Is He not [the God] of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, 30 since indeed aGod bwho will justify the Icircumcised IIby faith and the IIIuncircumcised through faith cis one.

[27] aRo 2:17, 23; 4:2; 1Co 1:29ff bRo 9:31
[28] IOne early ms reads Therefore IIOr of law aAc 13:39; Ro 3:20, 21; Ep 2:9; Jm 2:20, 24, 26
[29] aAc 10:34f; Ro 9:24; 10:12; 15:9; Ga 3:28
[30] ILit circumcision IILit out of IIILit uncircumcision aRo 10:12; Ga 3:20 bRo 3:22; 4:11f, 16; Ga 3:8 cDt 6:4

31 ¶ Do we then nullify Ithe Law through faith? aMay it never be! On the contrary, we bestablish the Law.

[31] IOr law aLk 20:16; Ro 3:4 bMt 5:17; Ro 3:4, 6; 8:4


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The Jews' prerogative:

1 ¶ What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit [is there] of circumcision? 2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.

[1] Gn 25:32; Ec 6:8, 11; Is 1:11; Mal 3:14; Ro 2:25; 1Co 15:32; He 13:9.
[2] Dt 4:7; Ne 9:13; Ps 78:4; 119:140; 147:19; Is 8:20; Ezk 20:11; Dn 10:21; Lk 16:29; Jn 5:39; Ac 7:38; Ro 1:2; 2:18; 3:3; 9:4; 11:1, 15, 28; 1Co 9:17; 2Co 5:19; Ga 2:7; 1Ti 6:20; 2Ti 3:15; He 5:12; 1P 4:11; 2P 1:19, 20; Rv 19:10; 22:6.

which they have not lost:

3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? 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. 5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? [Is] God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man) 6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world? 7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner? 8 And not [rather], (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.

[3] Nu 23:19; 1S 15:29; Ps 84:7; Is 54:9; 55:11; 65:15; Jr 33:24; Mt 24:35; Jn 1:16; Ro 9:6; 10:16; 11:1, 29; 2Co 3:18; 2Th 1:3; 2Ti 2:13; Tit 1:1; He 4:2; 6:13.
[4] Dt 32:4; Jb 36:3; 40:8; Ps 51:4; 62:9; 100:5; 116:11; 119:160; 138:2; Mi 7:20; Mt 11:19; Lk 20:16; Jn 3:33; Ro 3:6, 31; 6:2, 15; 7:7, 13; 9:14; 11:1, 11; 1Co 6:15; 2Co 1:18; Ga 2:17, 21; 6:14; Tit 1:2; He 6:18; 1Jn 5:10, 20; Rv 3:7.
[5] Dt 32:39; Ps 58:10; 94:1; Na 1:2, 6; Ro 2:5; 3:7, 19, 25; 4:1; 6:1, 19; 7:7; 8:20; 9:13, 18; 12:19; 1Co 9:8; Ga 3:15; 2Th 1:6; Rv 15:3; 16:5; 18:20.
[6] 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.
[7] Gn 37:8, 20; 44:1; 50:18; Ex 3:19; 14:5, 30; 1K 13:17, 26; 2K 8:10; Is 10:6; Mt 26:34, 69; Ac 2:23; 13:27; Ro 9:19.
[8] Mt 5:11; Ro 5:20; 6:1, 15; 7:7; 1P 3:16; Jde 1:4.

howbeit the Law convinceth them also of sin:

9 What then? are we better [than they]? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; 10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 13 Their throat [is] an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the 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 saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

[9] Is 65:5; Lk 7:39; 18:9; Ro 1:28; 2:1; 3:5, 22; 6:15; 11:7; 1Co 4:7; 10:19; 14:15; Ga 3:10, 22; Php 1:18.
[10] Jb 14:4; 15:14, 16; 25:4; Ps 14:1; 53:1; Is 8:20; Jr 17:9; Mt 15:19; Mk 7:21; 10:18; Ro 3:4, 23; 11:8; 15:3; 1Co 6:9; Ga 5:19; Ep 2:1; 5:3; Col 3:5; 1Ti 1:9; 2Ti 3:2; Tit 3:3; 1P 1:16; 1Jn 1:8; Rv 21:8; 22:15.
[11] Jb 21:15; Ps 14:2; 53:2, 4; 94:8; Pv 1:7, 22, 29; Is 9:13; 27:11; 31:1; 55:6; 65:1; Jr 4:22; Ho 4:6; 7:10; Mt 13:13, 19; Ro 1:22, 28; 8:7; Tit 3:3; 1Jn 5:20.
[12] Gn 1:31; 6:6; Ex 32:8; Ps 14:3; 53:1; Ec 7:20, 29; Is 53:6; 59:8; 64:6; Jr 2:13; Mt 25:30; Ep 2:3, 8; Php 2:12; Tit 2:13; Phm 1:11; Jm 1:16; 1P 2:25.
[13] Dt 32:33; Jb 20:14; Ps 5:9; 12:3; 36:3; 52:2; 57:4; 140:3; Is 59:3; Jr 5:16; 9:3; Ezk 13:7; Mt 12:34; 23:27; Ro 3:4; Jm 3:5.
[14] Ps 10:7; 59:12; 109:17; Jm 3:10.
[15] Pv 1:16; 6:18; Is 59:7.
[17] Is 57:21; 59:8; Mt 7:14; Lk 1:79; Ro 5:1.
[18] Gn 20:11; Ps 36:1; Pv 8:13; 16:6; 23:17; Lk 23:40; Rv 19:5.
[19] 1S 2:9; Jb 5:16; 9:2; Ps 107:42; Ezk 16:63; Mt 22:12; Jn 8:9; 10:34; 15:25; Ro 1:20; 2:1, 12; 3:2, 4, 9, 23; 1Co 1:29; 9:20; Ga 3:10, 22, 23; 4:5, 21; 5:18.

therefore no flesh is justified by the Law,

20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law [is] the knowledge of sin. 21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22 Even the righteousness of God [which is] by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth [to be] a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26 To declare, [I say], at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. 27 Where [is] boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

[20] Jb 15:15; 25:4, 5; Ps 130:3; 143:2; Ac 13:39; Ro 2:13; 3:28; 4:13; 7:7; 9:32; Ga 2:16, 19; 3:10; 5:4; Ep 2:8; Tit 3:5; Jm 2:9, 20.
[21] Gn 15:6; Dt 18:15; Is 45:24; 46:13; 51:8; 54:17; 61:10; Jr 23:5; 33:16; Dn 9:24; Lk 24:44; Jn 1:45; 3:14; 5:46; Ac 3:21; 10:43; 15:11; 26:22; 28:23; Ro 1:2, 17; 5:19, 21; 10:3; 16:26; 1Co 1:30; 2Co 5:21; Ga 3:8; 5:5; Php 3:9; He 10:1; 11:4; 1P 1:10; 2P 1:1.
[22] Is 61:10; Mt 22:11; Lk 15:22; Ac 15:9; Ro 2:1; 4:3, 6, 11, 20, 22; 5:1; 8:1; 10:12; 1Co 4:7; Ga 2:16; 3:6, 7, 28; Php 3:9; Col 3:11; Jm 2:23.
[23] Ec 7:20; Ro 1:28; 2:1; 3:9, 19; 5:2; 11:32; Ga 3:22; 1Th 2:12; 2Th 2:14; He 4:1; 1P 4:13; 5:1, 10; 1Jn 1:8.
[24] Is 53:11; Mt 20:28; Ro 4:16; 5:9, 16; 1Co 6:11; Ep 1:6; 2:7; Col 1:14; 1Ti 2:6; Tit 2:14; 3:5; He 9:2; 1P 1:18; Rv 5:9; 7:14.
[25] Ex 25:17; Lv 16:15; Ps 22:31; 40:10; 50:6; 97:6; 119:142; Is 53:11; Jn 6:47, 53; Ac 2:23; 3:18; 4:28; 13:38; 15:18; 17:30; Ro 3:23, 26; 4:1; 5:1, 9, 11; Col 1:20; 1Ti 1:15; He 9:5, 15, 25; 10:4, 19; 11:7, 14, 17, 39; 1P 1:18; 1Jn 1:10; 2:2; 4:10; Rv 5:9; 13:8; 20:15.
[26] Dt 32:4; Ps 85:10; Is 42:21; 45:21; Zp 3:5, 15; Zc 9:9; Ac 13:38; Ro 3:30; 4:5; 8:33; Ga 3:8; Rv 15:3.
[27] Ezk 16:62; 36:31; Zp 3:11; Mk 16:16; Lk 18:9; Jn 3:36; Ro 2:17, 23; 3:19; 4:2; 7:21, 23, 25; 8:2; 9:11, 32; 10:5; 11:6; 1Co 1:29; 4:7; Ga 2:16; 3:22; Ep 2:8; 1Jn 5:11.

but all, without difference, by faith only:

28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. 29 [Is he] the God of the Jews only? [is he] not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: 30 Seeing [it is] one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.

[28] Jn 3:14; 5:24; 6:40; Ac 13:38; Ro 3:20, 26; 4:5; 5:1; 8:3; 1Co 6:11; Ga 2:16; 3:8, 11, 24; Php 3:9; Tit 3:7.
[29] Gn 17:7, 18; Ps 22:7; 67:2; 72:17; Is 19:23; 54:5; Jr 16:19; 31:33; Ho 1:10; Zc 2:11; 8:20; Mal 1:11; Mt 22:32; 28:19; Mk 16:15; Lk 24:46; Ac 9:15; 22:21; 26:17; Ro 1:16; 9:24; 11:12; 15:9, 16; Ga 3:14, 25; Ep 3:6; Col 3:11.
[30] Ro 3:28; 4:11; 10:12; Ga 2:14; 3:8, 20, 28; 5:6; 6:15; Php 3:3; Col 2:10.

and yet the Law is not abolished.

31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

[31] Ps 40:8; 119:126; Is 42:21; Jr 8:8; 31:33; Mt 3:15; 5:17, 20; 15:6; Ro 3:4; 4:14; 7:7, 22, 25; 8:4; 10:4; 13:8; 1Co 9:21; Ga 2:19, 21; 3:17; 5:18; He 10:15; Jm 2:8.


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