For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect?
God forbid! Yea, let God be true, but every man a liar. As it is written: "That Thou mightest be justified in Thy sayings, and mightest overcome when Thou art judged."
But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man.)
God forbid! For then how shall God judge the world?
For if the truth of God through my lie hath abounded more unto His glory, why am I also yet judged as a sinner?
And why not say rather (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say), "Let us do evil, that good may come"? Their damnation is just!
What then? Are we better than they? No, in no wise! For we have before proved that both Jews and Gentiles are all under sin.
As it is written: "There is none righteous, no, not one;
there is none that understandeth; there is none that seeketh after God.
They have all gone from the way; they have together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one."
"Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit." "The poison of asps is under their lips,"