Parallel Bible results for Romans 3

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Romans 3

RSV 1 Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? NIV 1 What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision? RSV 2 Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews are entrusted with the oracles of God. NIV 2 Much in every way! First of all, they have been entrusted with the very words of God. RSV 3 What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? NIV 3 What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of faith nullify God's faithfulness? RSV 4 By no means! Let God be true though every man be false, as it is written, "That thou mayest be justified in thy words, and prevail when thou art judged." 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." RSV 5 But if our wickedness serves to show the justice of God, what shall we say? That God is unjust to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.) 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.) RSV 6 By no means! For then how could God judge the world? NIV 6 Certainly not! If that were so, how could God judge the world? RSV 7 But if through my falsehood God's truthfulness abounds to his glory, why am I still being condemned as a sinner? 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?" RSV 8 And why not do evil that good may come? --as some people slanderously charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just. 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. RSV 9 What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all; for I have already charged that all men, both Jews and Greeks, 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. RSV 10 as it is written: "None is righteous, no, not one; NIV 10 As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one; RSV 11 no one understands, no one seeks for God. NIV 11 there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. RSV 12 All have turned aside, together they have gone wrong; no one does good, not even one." NIV 12 All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one." RSV 13 "Their throat is an open grave, they use their tongues to deceive." "The venom of asps is under their lips." NIV 13 "Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit." "The poison of vipers is on their lips." RSV 14 "Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness." NIV 14 "Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness." RSV 15 "Their feet are swift to shed blood, NIV 15 "Their feet are swift to shed blood; RSV 16 in their paths are ruin and misery, NIV 16 ruin and misery mark their ways, RSV 17 and the way of peace they do not know." NIV 17 and the way of peace they do not know." RSV 18 "There is no fear of God before their eyes." NIV 18 "There is no fear of God before their eyes." RSV 19 Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to 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. RSV 20 For no human being will be justified in his sight by works of the law, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. 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. RSV 21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from law, although the law and the prophets bear witness to it, NIV 21 But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. RSV 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction; NIV 22 This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, RSV 23 since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, NIV 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, RSV 24 they are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus, NIV 24 and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. RSV 25 whom God put forward as an expiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins; 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-- RSV 26 it was to prove at the present time that he himself is righteous and that he justifies him who has faith 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. RSV 27 Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On the principle of works? No, but on the principle of 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. RSV 28 For we hold that a man is justified by faith apart from works of law. NIV 28 For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law. RSV 29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, NIV 29 Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too, RSV 30 since God is one; and he will justify the circumcised on the ground of their faith and the uncircumcised through their faith. NIV 30 since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith. RSV 31 Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law. NIV 31 Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.