What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?
2 Much every way: chiefly, because that aunto them were committed the oracles of God.
3 For what if bsome did not believe? cshall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
4 dGod forbid: yea, let eGod be true, but fevery man a liar; as it is written, gThat thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? h(I speak as a man)
6 God forbid: for then ihow shall God judge the world?
7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) jLet us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before lproved both Jews and Gentiles, that kthey are all under sin; 10 As it is written, mThere is none righteous, no, not one: 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 13 nTheir throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; othe poison of asps is under their lips: 14 pWhose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: 15 qTheir feet are swift to shed blood: 16 Destruction and misery are in their ways: 17 And the way of peace have they not known: 18 rThere is no fear of God before their eyes. 19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that severy mouth may be stopped, and tall the world may become guilty before God. 20 Therefore vby the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for uby the law is the knowledge of sin.
21 But now wthe righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law xand the prophets; 22 Even the righteousness of God which is yby faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for zthere is no difference: 23 For aall have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely bby his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth cto be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. 27 dWhere is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. 28 Therefore we conclude ethat a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. 29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: 30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. 31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
|2 Pet 1:1|
|x||1 Pet 1:10|
|24||b||1 Pet 1:18-19|
|1 Tim 2:6|
|1 Joh 4:10|
|27||d||1 Cor 1:29|