Where then is there room for your boasting? It is for ever shut out. On what principle? On the ground of merit? No, but on the ground of faith.
For we maintain that it is as the result of faith that a man is held to be righteous, apart from actions done in obedience to Law.
Is God simply the God of the Jews, and not of the Gentiles also? He is certainly the God of the Gentiles also,
unless you can deny that it is one and the same God who will pronounce the circumcised to be acquitted on the ground of faith, and the uncircumcised to be acquitted through the same faith.
Do we then by means of this faith abolish the Law? No, indeed; we give the Law a firmer footing.