16 know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith ina Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.

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    • f 2:16 - Or "but through the faithfulness of … justified on the basis of the faithfulness of"
      17 “But if, in seeking to be justified in Christ, we Jews find ourselves also among the sinners, doesn’t that mean that Christ promotes sin? Absolutely not!

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      18 If I rebuild what I destroyed, then I really would be a lawbreaker.
      19 “For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God.

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      20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

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      21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”b

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        • g 2:21 - Some interpreters end the quotation after verse 14.