Parallel Bible results for Romans 3:1-8

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Romans 3:1-8

ESV 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? ESV 2 Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were 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. ESV 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? ESV 4 By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written, "That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when you are 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." ESV 5 But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous 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.) ESV 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? ESV 7 But if through my lie God's truth 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?" ESV 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.