So are we Jews better off? Not entirely; for I have already made the charge that all people, Jews and Gentiles alike, are controlled by sin.
As the Tanakh puts it, "There is no one righteous, not even one! No one understands,
no one seeks God,
all have turned away and at the same time become useless; there is no one who shows kindness, not a single one!
"Their throats are open graves, they use their tongues to deceive. Vipers' venom is under their lips.
Their mouths are full of curses and bitterness.
"Their feet rush to shed blood,
in their ways are ruin and misery,
and the way of shalom they do not know.
"There is no fear of God before their eyes."