Romans 3:7-17 NIV

7 Someone might argue, "If my falsehood enhances God's truthfulness and so increases his glory,1 why am I still condemned as a sinner?"2

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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"?3 Their condemnation is deserved.

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      No One Is Righteous

      9 What shall we conclude then? Are we any bettera ?4 Not at all! We have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under sin.5

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        • b 3:9 - Or "worse"
          10 As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one;
          11 there is no one who understands, 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."b6

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            • c 3:12 - Psalms 14:1-3; 53:1-3; Eccles. 7:20
              13 "Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit."c7 "The poison of vipers is on their lips."d8

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                • d 3:13 - Psalm 5:9
                • e 3:13 - Psalm 140:3
                  14 "Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness."e9

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                  15 "Their feet are swift to shed blood;
                  16 ruin and misery mark their ways,
                  17 and the way of peace they do not know."f10

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                    • g 3:17 - Isaiah 59:7,8