But if our unrighteousnessa1demonstrates the righteousness of God, 2what shall we say? The God who inflictswrath is not unrighteous, is He? (3I am speaking in humanterms.)
64May it never be! For otherwise, how will 5Godjudge the world?
But ifthrough my lie6the truth of Godabounded to His glory, 7why am I alsostill being judged as a sinner?
And why not say (as we are slanderouslyreported and as someclaim that we say ), "8Let us doevil that good may come "? bTheir condemnation is just.
9Whatthen? c9Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have alreadycharged that both10Jews and 11Greeks are 12allundersin;
as it is written, "13THERE 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."
"14THEIR THROAT IS AN OPENGRAVE, WITH THEIR TONGUES THEY KEEP DECEIVING," "15THE POISON OF ASPS IS UNDER THEIR LIPS ";
"16WHOSEMOUTH IS FULL OF CURSING AND BITTERNESS ";
"17THEIR FEET ARE SWIFT TO SHEDBLOOD,