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Romans 3 (The Darby Translation)

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1 What then [is] the superiority of the Jew? or what the profit of circumcision? 2 Much every way: and first, indeed, that to them were entrusted the oracles of God. 3 For what? if some have not believed, shall their unbelief make the faith a of God of none effect? 4 Far be the thought: but let God be true, and every man false; according as it is written, b So that thou shouldest be justified in thy words, and shouldest overcome when thou art in judgment. 5 But if our unrighteousness commend God's righteousness, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who inflicts wrath? c I speak according to man. 6 Far be the thought: since how shall God judge the world? 7 For if the truth of God, in my lie, has more abounded d to his glory, why yet am *I* also judged as a sinner? 8 and not, according as we are injuriously charged, and according as some affirm that we say, Let us practise evil things, that good ones may come? whose judgment is just. 9 What then? are we better? No, in no wise: for we have before charged both Jews and Greeks with being all under sin: 10 according as it is written, There is not a righteous [man], not even one; 11 there is not the [man] that understands, there is not one that seeks after God. 12 All have gone out of the way, they have together become unprofitable; there is not one that practises goodness, there is not so much as one: e 13 their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; f asps' poison [is] under their lips: g 14 whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness; h 15 swift their feet to shed blood; 16 ruin and misery [are] in their ways, 17 and way of peace they have not known: i 18 there is no fear of God before their eyes. j 19 Now we know that whatever the things the law says, it speaks to those under k the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world be l under judgment to God. 20 Wherefore by works of law no flesh shall be justified before him; for by law [is] knowledge of sin. 21 But now without m law righteousness of God n is manifested, borne witness to by the law and the prophets; 22 righteousness of God by faith of Jesus Christ towards all, and upon all those who believe: for there is no difference; 23 for all have sinned, and come short o of the glory of God; 24 being justified freely by his grace through the redemption which [is] in Christ Jesus; 25 whom God has set forth a mercy-seat, p through faith in his blood, for [the] shewing forth of his righteousness, in respect of the passing by q the sins that had taken place before, through the forbearance of God; 26 for [the] shewing forth of his righteousness in the present time, so that he should be just, and justify him that is of [the] faith of Jesus. 27 Where then [is] boasting? It has been excluded. By what law? of works? Nay, but by law of faith; 28 for we reckon that a man is justified by faith, without works of law. 29 Is God] the God of Jews only? is he not of [the] nations also? Yea, of nations also: 30 since indeed [it is] one God who shall justify [the] circumcision on the principle of faith, and uncircumcision by faith. 31 Do we then make void law by faith? Far be the thought: [no,] but we establish law.
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