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,