"We are 1Jews by nature and not 2sinners from among the Gentiles;
16neverthelessknowing that 3a man is not justified by the works of athe Law but throughfaith in ChristJesus, even we have believed in ChristJesus, so that we may be justified by 4faith in Christ and not by the works of bthe Law; since5by the works of cthe Lawnodflesh will be justified.
"But if, while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have also been found6sinners, is Christthen a minister of sin? 7May it never be!
"For if I rebuildwhat I have once destroyed, I 8provemyself to be a transgressor.
"For throughethe Law I 9died to fthe Law, so that I might live to God.
"I have been 10crucified with Christ; and it is nolonger I who live, but 11Christlives in me; and gthe life which I nowlive in the flesh I live by faith in 12the Son of God, who 13loved me and 14gaveHimself up for me.
"I do not nullify the grace of God, for 15ifrighteousness comes throughhthe Law, thenChristdiedneedlessly."