Romans 3:1-9 NIV

God's Faithfulness

1 What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision?

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      2 Much in every way!1 First of all, they have been entrusted with the very words of God.2

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      3 What if some did not have faith?3 Will their lack of faith nullify God's faithfulness?4

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      4 Not at all! Let God be true,5 and every man a liar.6 As it is written: "So that you may be proved right when you speak and prevail when you judge."a7

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      5 But if our unrighteousness brings out God's righteousness more clearly,8 what shall we say? That God is unjust in bringing his wrath on us? (I am using a human argument.)9

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      6 Certainly not! If that were so, how could God judge the world?10

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      7 Someone might argue, "If my falsehood enhances God's truthfulness and so increases his glory,11 why am I still condemned as a sinner?"12

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          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"?13 Their condemnation is deserved.

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          No One Is Righteous

          9 What shall we conclude then? Are we any betterb ?14 Not at all! We have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under sin.15

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            • b 3:9 - Or "worse"