Parallel Bible results for Romans 3

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Romans 3

NLT 1 Then what’s the advantage of being a Jew? Is there any value in the ceremony of circumcision? NIV 1 What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision? NLT 2 Yes, there are great benefits! First of all, the Jews were entrusted with the whole revelation of God. NIV 2 Much in every way! First of all, they have been entrusted with the very words of God. NLT 3 True, some of them were unfaithful; but just because they were unfaithful, does that mean God will be unfaithful? NIV 3 What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of faith nullify God's faithfulness? NLT 4 Of course not! Even if everyone else is a liar, God is true. As the Scriptures say about him, “You will be proved right in what you say, and you will win your case in court.” NIV 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." 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.) NIV 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.) NLT 6 Of course not! If God were not entirely fair, how would he be qualified to judge the world? NIV 6 Certainly not! If that were so, how could God judge the world? NLT 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?” NIV 7 Someone might argue, "If my falsehood enhances God's truthfulness and so increases his glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner?" NLT 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. NIV 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. NLT 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. NIV 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. NLT 10 As the Scriptures say, “No one is righteous— not even one. NIV 10 As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one; NLT 11 No one is truly wise; no one is seeking God. NIV 11 there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. NLT 12 All have turned away; all have become useless. No one does good, not a single one.” NIV 12 All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one." NLT 13 “Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave. Their tongues are filled with lies.” “Snake venom drips from their lips.” NIV 13 "Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit." "The poison of vipers is on their lips." NLT 14 “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.” NIV 14 "Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness." NLT 15 “They rush to commit murder. NIV 15 "Their feet are swift to shed blood; NLT 16 Destruction and misery always follow them. NIV 16 ruin and misery mark their ways, NLT 17 They don’t know where to find peace.” NIV 17 and the way of peace they do not know." NLT 18 “They have no fear of God at all.” NIV 18 "There is no fear of God before their eyes." NLT 19 Obviously, the law applies to those to whom it was given, for its purpose is to keep people from having excuses, and to show that the entire world is guilty before God. NIV 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. NLT 20 For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are. NIV 20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin. NLT 21 But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. NIV 21 But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. NLT 22 We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. NIV 22 This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, NLT 23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. NIV 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, NLT 24 Yet God freely and graciously declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. NIV 24 and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. NLT 25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, NIV 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-- NLT 26 for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he declares sinners to be right in his sight when they believe in Jesus. NIV 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. NLT 27 Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on obeying the law. It is based on faith. NIV 27 Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law? No, but on that of faith. NLT 28 So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law. NIV 28 For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law. NLT 29 After all, is God the God of the Jews only? Isn’t he also the God of the Gentiles? Of course he is. NIV 29 Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too, NLT 30 There is only one God, and he makes people right with himself only by faith, whether they are Jews or Gentiles. NIV 30 since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith. NLT 31 Well then, if we emphasize faith, does this mean that we can forget about the law? Of course not! In fact, only when we have faith do we truly fulfill the law. NIV 31 Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.