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.)
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6 Certainly not! If that were so, how could God judge the world?
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7 Someone might argue, “If my falsehood enhances God’s truthfulness and so increases his glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner?”
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8 Why not say—as some slanderously claim that we say—“Let us do evil that good may result”? Their condemnation is just!
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No One Is Righteous

9 What shall we conclude then? Do we have any advantage? Not at all! For we have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under the power of sin.
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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 God.
12 All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.”a
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    • k 3:12 - Psalms 14:1-3; 53:1-3; Eccles. 7:20
      13 “Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit.”b“The poison of vipers is on their lips.”c
      References for Romans 3:13
        • l 3:13 - Psalm 5:9
        • m 3:13 - Psalm 140:3
          14 “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”d
          References for Romans 3:14
            • n 3:14 - Psalm 10:7 (see Septuagint)
              15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;