Romans 3:5-15 NLT

5 “But,” some might say, “our sinfulness serves a good purpose, for it helps people see how righteous God is. Isn’t it unfair, then, for him to punish us?” (This is merely a human point of view.)
6 Of course not! If God were not entirely fair, how would he be qualified to judge the world?
7 “But,” someone might still argue, “how can God condemn me as a sinner if my dishonesty highlights his truthfulness and brings him more glory?”
8 And some people even slander us by claiming that we say, “The more we sin, the better it is!” Those who say such things deserve to be condemned.
9 Well then, should we conclude that we Jews are better than others? No, not at all, for we have already shown that all people, whether Jews or Gentiles, are under the power of sin.

References for Romans 3:9

    • 3:9 - Greek or Greeks.
      10 As the Scriptures say, “No one is righteous— not even one.
      11 No one is truly wise; no one is seeking God.
      12 All have turned away; all have become useless. No one does good, not a single one.”

      References for Romans 3:12

        • 3:12 - Pss 14:1-3; 53:1-3 (Greek version).
          13 “Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave. Their tongues are filled with lies.” “Snake venom drips from their lips.”

          References for Romans 3:13

            • 3:13 - Pss 5:9 (Greek version); 140:3 .
              14 “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”

              References for Romans 3:14

                • 3:14 - Ps 10:7 (Greek version).
                  15 “They rush to commit murder.