2Great in everyrespect. First of all, that 1they were entrusted with the 2oracles of God.
3Whatthen ? If3someadid not believe, their bunbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it?
44May it never be! Rather, let God be foundtrue, thougheveryman be found 5a liar, as it is written, "6THAT YOU MAY BE JUSTIFIED IN YOUR WORDS, AND PREVAILWHEN YOU cARE JUDGED."
But if our unrighteousnessd7demonstrates the righteousness of God, 8what shall we say ? The God who inflictswrath is not unrighteous, is He? (9I am speaking in humanterms.)
610May it never be! For otherwise, how will 11Godjudge the world ?
But ifthrough my lie12the truth of Godabounded to His glory, 13why am I alsostill being judged as a sinner ?
And why not say (as we are slanderouslyreported and as someclaim that we say ), "14Let us doevil that good may come "? eTheir condemnation is just.
9Whatthen ? f15Are we better than they? Not at all ; for we have alreadycharged that both16Jews and 17Greeks are 18allundersin ;
as it is written, "19THERE IS NONERIGHTEOUS, NOT EVENONE ;
THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS, THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD ;
12ALL HAVE TURNEDASIDE, TOGETHER THEY HAVE BECOMEUSELESS ; THERE IS NONE WHO DOESGOOD, THERE IS NOT EVENONE."