What, then, can we boast about? Nothing! And what is the reason for this? Is it that we obey the Law? No, but that we believe.
For we conclude that a person is put right with God only through faith, and not by doing what the Law commands.
Or is God the God of the Jews only? Is he not the God of the Gentiles also? Of course he is.
God is one, and he will put the Jews right with himself on the basis of their faith, and will put the Gentiles right through their faith. 1
Does this mean that by this faith we do away with the Law? No, not at all; instead, we uphold the Law.