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1 What advantage then hath the Jew: or what is the profit of circumcision? 1 What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision?
2 Much every way. First indeed, because the words of God were committed to them. 2 Much in every way! First of all, they have been entrusted with the very words of God.
3 For what if some of them have not believed? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid! 3 What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of faith nullify God's faithfulness?
4 But God is true and every man a liar, as it is written: That thou mayest be justified in thy words and mayest overcome when thou art 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 injustice commend the justice of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust, who executeth wrath? 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 (I speak according to man.) God forbid! Otherwise how shall God judge this world? 6 Certainly not! If that were so, how could God judge the world?
7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie, unto his glory, why am I also yet 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 not rather (as we are slandered and as some affirm that we say) let us do evil that there may come good? Whose damnation 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? Do we excel them? No, not so. For we have charged both Jews and Greeks, that they 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 not any man just. 10 As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one;
11 There is none that understandeth: there is none that seeketh after God. 11 there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God.
12 All have turned out of the way: they are become unprofitable together: there is none that doth good, there is not so much as 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 sepulchre: with their tongues they have dealt deceitfully. The venom 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 swift to shed blood: 15 "Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 Destruction and misery in their ways: 16 ruin and misery mark their ways,
17 And the way 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 what things soever the law speaketh, it speaketh to them that are in the law: that every mouth may be stopped and all the world may be made subject 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 shall be justified before him. For by the law is 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, without the law, the justice of God is made manifest, 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 justice of God, by faith of Jesus Christ, unto all, and upon all them that believe in him: 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 do need the glory of God. 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
24 Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 24 and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
25 Whom God hath proposed to be a propitiation, through faith in his blood, to the shewing of his justice, for the remission of former sins, 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 Through the forbearance of God, for the shewing of his justice in this time: that he himself may be just and the justifier of him who is of the faith of Jesus Christ 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 is then thy boasting? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the 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 account a man to be justified by faith, without the works of the law. 28 For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law.
29 Is he the God of the Jews only? Is he not also of the Gentiles? yes, of the Gentiles also. 29 Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too,
30 For it is one God that justifieth circumcision by faith and uncircumcision through faith. 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, destroy the law through faith? God forbid! But we establish the law. 31 Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.