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1 Then what advantage does the Jew have? 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 in every way! Because 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 For what if some were without faith? Will their lack of faith make of no effect the faithfulness of God? 3 What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of faith nullify God's faithfulness?
4 May it never be! Yes, let God be found true, but every man a liar. As it is written, "That you might be justified in your words, And might prevail when you come into judgment." 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 commends the righteousness of God, what will we say? Is God unrighteous who inflicts wrath? I speak like men do. 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 then how will God judge the world? 6 Certainly not! If that were so, how could God judge the world?
7 For if the truth of God through my lie abounded to his glory, why am I also still 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 Why not (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say), "Let us do evil, that good may come?" Those who say so are justly condemned. 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? No, in no way. For we previously 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 no one righteous. No, not one. 10 As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one;
11 There is no one who understands. There is no one who seeks after God. 11 there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God.
12 They have all turned aside. They have together become unprofitable. There is no one who does good, no, 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 tomb. With their tongues they have used deceit." "The poison of vipers 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 ways. 16 ruin and misery mark their ways,
17 The way of peace, they haven't 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 things the law says, it speaks to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be closed, and all the world may be brought under the judgment of 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, a righteousness of God has been revealed, being testified 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 to all and on 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 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 set forth to be an atoning sacrifice, through faith, in his blood, to show his righteousness because of the passing over of the sins done before, in the forbearance of God; 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 to demonstrate his righteousness at this present time; that he might himself be just, and the justifier of him 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 the boasting? It is excluded. By what manner 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 We maintain therefore that a man is justified by faith apart from the 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? Isn't he 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 there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith, and the uncircumcised 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 make the law of no effect through faith? May it never be! No, we establish the law. 31 Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.