3Whatthen ? If1someadid not believe, their bunbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it?
42May it never be! Rather, let God be foundtrue, thougheveryman be found 3a liar, as it is written, "4THAT YOU MAY BE JUSTIFIED IN YOUR WORDS, AND PREVAILWHEN YOU cARE JUDGED."
But if our unrighteousnessd5demonstrates the righteousness of God, 6what shall we say ? The God who inflictswrath is not unrighteous, is He? (7I am speaking in humanterms.)
68May it never be! For otherwise, how will 9Godjudge the world ?
But ifthrough my lie10the truth of Godabounded to His glory, 11why am I alsostill being judged as a sinner ?
And why not say (as we are slanderouslyreported and as someclaim that we say ), "12Let us doevil that good may come "? eTheir condemnation is just.
9Whatthen ? f13Are we better than they? Not at all ; for we have alreadycharged that both14Jews and 15Greeks are 16allundersin ;
as it is written, "17THERE 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."
"18THEIR THROAT IS AN OPENGRAVE, WITH THEIR TONGUES THEY KEEP DECEIVING," "19THE POISON OF ASPS IS UNDER THEIR LIPS ";