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1 Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the benefit of circumcision? 1 What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision?
2 Great in every respect. First of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God. 2 Much in every way! First of all, they have been entrusted with the very words of God.
3 What then? If some did not believe, their unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it? 3 What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of faith nullify God's faithfulness?
4 May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written, "THAT YOU MAY BE JUSTIFIED IN YOUR WORDS, AND PREVAIL WHEN YOU ARE JUDGED." 4 Not at all! Let God be true, and every man a liar. As it is written: "So that you may be proved right when you speak and prevail when you judge."
5 But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? The God who inflicts wrath is not unrighteous, is He? (I am speaking in human terms.) 5 But if our unrighteousness brings out God's righteousness more clearly, what shall we say? That God is unjust in bringing his wrath on us? (I am using a human argument.)
6 May it never be! For otherwise, how will God judge the world? 6 Certainly not! If that were so, how could God judge the world?
7 But if through my lie the truth of God abounded to His glory, why am I also still being judged as a sinner? 7 Someone might argue, "If my falsehood enhances God's truthfulness and so increases his glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner?"
8 And why not say (as we are slanderously reported and as some claim that we say ), "Let us do evil that good may come "? Their condemnation is just. 8 Why not say--as we are being slanderously reported as saying and as some claim that we say--"Let us do evil that good may result"? Their condemnation is deserved.
9 What then? Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin; 9 What shall we conclude then? Are we any better ? Not at all! We have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under sin.
10 as it is written, "THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE; 10 As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one;
11 THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS, THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD; 11 there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God.
12 ALL HAVE TURNED ASIDE, TOGETHER THEY HAVE BECOME USELESS; THERE IS NONE WHO DOES GOOD, THERE IS NOT EVEN ONE." 12 All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one."
13 "THEIR THROAT IS AN OPEN GRAVE, WITH THEIR TONGUES THEY KEEP DECEIVING," "THE POISON OF ASPS IS UNDER THEIR LIPS "; 13 "Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit." "The poison of vipers is on their lips."
14 "WHOSE MOUTH IS FULL OF CURSING AND BITTERNESS "; 14 "Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness."
15 "THEIR FEET ARE SWIFT TO SHED BLOOD, 15 "Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 DESTRUCTION AND MISERY ARE IN THEIR PATHS, 16 ruin and misery mark their ways,
17 AND THE PATH OF PEACE THEY HAVE NOT KNOWN." 17 and the way of peace they do not know."
18 "THERE IS NO FEAR OF GOD BEFORE THEIR EYES." 18 "There is no fear of God before their eyes."
19 Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that every mouth may be closed and all the world may become accountable to God; 19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God.
20 because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin. 20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.
21 But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 21 But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify.
22 even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; 22 This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference,
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
24 being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; 24 and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
25 whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; 25 God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished--
26 for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. 26 he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
27 Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith. 27 Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law? No, but on that of faith.
28 For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law. 28 For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law.
29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is He not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, 29 Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too,
30 since indeed God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith is one. 30 since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith.
31 Do we then nullify the Law through faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish the Law. 31 Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.