3:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit
is there of circumcision?
3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were
committed the oracles of God.
3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief
make the faith of God without effect?
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.
3:5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of
God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh
vengeance? (I speak as a man)
3:6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
3:7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my
lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
3:8 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.
No One Is Righteous
3:9 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;
3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not
3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that
seeketh after God.
3:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together
become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not
3:13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues
they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their
3:14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
3:15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:
3:16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:
3:17 And the way of peace have they not known:
3:18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
3:19 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.
3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh
be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge
3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is
manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
3:22 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:
3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of
3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the
redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
3:25 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
3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness:
that he might be just, and the justifier of him which
believeth in Jesus.
3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law?
of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith
without the deeds of the law.
3:29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the
Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
3:30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the
circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God
forbid: yea, we establish the law.