Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision?
Much in every way. To begin with, 1the Jews were entrusted with 2the oracles of God.
33What if some were unfaithful? 4Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God?
By no means! 5Let God be true though 6every one were a liar, as it is written, 7"That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when you 8are judged."
But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict 9wrath on us? (10I speak in a human way.)
By no means! For then how could 11God judge the world?
But if through my lie God's truth abounds to his glory, 12why am I still being condemned as a sinner?
And why not 13do evil that good may come?--as some people slanderously charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just.