The Whole World Guilty before God

9 What then? Are we any better?a Not at all! For we have previously charged that both Jews and Gentilesb are all under sin,c

References for Romans 3:9

    • e 3:9 - Are we Jews any better than the Gentiles?
    • f 3:9 - Lit Greeks
    • g 3:9 - Under sin's power or dominion
      10 as it is written:d There is no one righteous, not even one;

      References for Romans 3:10

        • h 3:10 - Paul constructs this charge from a chain of OT quotations, mainly from the Psalms.
          11 there is no one who understands, there is no one who seeks God.
          12 All have turned away, together they have become useless; there is no one who does good, there is not even one. e

          References for Romans 3:12

            • i 3:12 - Ps 14:1-3; 53:1-3; see Ec 7:20
              13 Their throat is an open grave; they deceive with their tongues. f Vipers' venom is under their lips. g

              References for Romans 3:13

                  14 Their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness. h

                  References for Romans 3:14

                      15 Their feet are swift to shed blood;
                      16 ruin and wretchedness are in their paths,
                      17 and the path of peace they have not known. i

                      References for Romans 3:17

                        • m 3:17 - Isaiah 59:7-8
                          18 There is no fear of God before their eyes. j

                          References for Romans 3:18

                              19 Now we know that whatever the law says speaks to those who are subject to the law,k so that every mouth may be shut and the whole world may become subject to God's judgment.l

                              References for Romans 3:19

                                • o 3:19 - Lit those in the law
                                • p 3:19 - Or become guilty before God, or may be accountable to God
                                  20 For no flesh will be justifiedm in His sight by the works of the law, for through the law [comes] the knowledge of sin.

                                  References for Romans 3:20

                                    • q 3:20 - Or will be declared righteous, or will be acquitted