1Whatadvantagethen hath the Jew?orwhatprofit is there of circumcision?2Mucheveryway:chiefly,becausethat unto them were committed the oracles of God.3Forwhatifsome did not believe ? shalltheirunbeliefmake the faith of God without effect ?
God forbid : yea,letGodbetrue,buteveryman a liar;as it is written , That thou mightest be justifiedinthysayings,and mightest overcomewhenthou art judged .
5Butifourunrighteousnesscommend the righteousness of God,what shall we say ? Is Godunrighteous who takethvengeance? (I speakas a man)
God forbid : for thenhowshallGodjudge the world?7Forif the truth of God hath more aboundedthroughmylieuntohisglory;whyyetam I alsojudgedas a sinner?8Andnotrather, (as we be slanderously reported , andassomeaffirm that wesay ,) Let us doevil,thatgood may come ? whosedamnationisjust.9Whatthen? are we better than they? No, in no wise:for we have before provedabothJewsandGentiles, that they areallundersin;10As it is written , There isnonerighteous, no, notone:11
There isnone that understandeth , there isnone that seeketh afterGod.12
They areall gone out of the way , they aretogether become unprofitable ; there isnone that doethgood, no, notone .
13Theirthroat is an opensepulchre; with theirtongues they have used deceit ; the poison of asps is undertheirlips:14Whosemouth is full of cursingandbitterness:15Theirfeet are swift to shedblood:16Destructionandmisery are intheirways:17And the way of peacehave they notknown :
There isnofear of Godbeforetheireyes.19Now we knowthat what things soever the lawsaith , it saith to them who are under the law:thateverymouth may be stopped , andall the world may becomeguiltyb before God.20Thereforeby the deeds of the law there shallnoflesh be justified in hissight:forby the law is the knowledge of sin.21Butnow the righteousness of Godwithout the law is manifested , being witnessedby the lawand the prophets;22Even the righteousness of God which is byfaith of JesusChristuntoallanduponall them that believe : for there isnodifference:23Forall have sinned , and come short of the glory of God;24
Being justifiedfreely by hisgracethrough the redemption that is inChristJesus:25WhomGod hath set forthc to be a propitiationthroughfaithinhisblood,todeclarehisrighteousnessfor the remission of sins that are past , through the forbearance of God;26Todeclare, I say, atthistimehisrighteousness:that he might bejust,and the justifier of him which believethinJesus.27Where is boastingthen? It is excluded . Bywhatlaw? of works?Nay:butby the law of faith.28Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faithwithout the deeds of the law.29
Is he the God of the Jewsonly? is he notalsoof the Gentiles?Yes, of the Gentilesalso:30Seeing it is oneGod,which shall justify the circumcisionbyfaith,anduncircumcisionthroughfaith.31
Do wethen make void the lawthroughfaith? God forbid : yea, we establish the law.