Romans 3:18-28 (New American Standard)

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18 "1THERE IS NO FEAR OF GOD BEFORE THEIR EYES." 19 Now we know that whatever the 2Law says, it speaks to 3those who are aunder the Law, so that every mouth may be closed and 4all the world may become accountable to God ; 20 because 5by the works bof the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight ; for c6through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.

Justification by Faith

21 But now apart dfrom the Law 7the righteousness of God has been manifested, being 8witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even the 9righteousness of God through 10faith 11in Jesus Christ for 12all those ewho believe ; for 13there is no distinction ; 23 for all f14have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified as a gift 15by His grace through 16the redemption which is in Christ Jesus ; 25 whom God displayed publicly as 17a gpropitiation h18in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, ibecause in the 19forbearance of God He 20passed over the sins previously committed ; 26 for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who jhas faith in Jesus. 27 Where then is 21boasting ? It is excluded. By 22what kind of law ? Of works ? No, but by a law of faith. 28 kFor 23we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works lof the Law.
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