3:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit [is there]
3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that to them were committed
the oracles of God.
3:3 For what if some did not believe? will their unbelief make
the faith of God without effect?
3:4 By no means: verily let God be true, but every man a liar;
as it is written, That thou mayest be justified in thy sayings,
and mayest overcome when thou art judged.
3:5 But if our unrighteousness commendeth the righteousness of
God, what shall we say? [Is] God unrighteous who taketh
vengeance? (I speak as a man.)
3:6 By no means: for then how shall God judge the world?
3:7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie to
his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
3:8 And not [rather] (as we are slanderously reported, and as
some affirm that we say) Let us do evil, that good may come?
whose damnation is just.
3:9 What then? are we better [than they]? No, in no wise: for we
have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all
3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that
3:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become
unprofitable: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
3:13 Their throat [is] an open sepulcher; with their tongues
they have used deceit; the poison of asps [is] under their
3:14 Whose mouth [is] full of cursing and bitterness.
3:15 Their feet [are] swift to shed blood.
3:16 Destruction and misery [are] in their ways:
3:17 And the way of peace have they not known.
3:18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
3:19 Now we know that whatever things the law saith, it saith to
them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped,
and all the world may become guilty before God.
3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law, there shall no flesh be
justified in his sight: for by the law [is] the knowledge of
3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is
manifested, being testified by the law and the prophets;
3:22 Even the righteousness of God, [which is] by faith of Jesus
Christ to all, and upon all them that believe; for there is no
3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
3:24 Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption
that is in Jesus Christ:
3:25 Whom God hath set forth [to be] a propitiation, through
faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the
remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of
3:26 To declare, [I say], at this time his righteousness: that
he may be just, and the justifier of him who believeth in
3:27 Where [is] boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of
works? No; but by the law of faith.
3:28 Therefore we conclude, that a man is justified by faith
without the deeds of the law.
3:29 [Is he] the God of the Jews only? [is he] not also of the
Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
3:30 Seeing [it is] one God who will justify the circumcision by
faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? By no means:
but we establish the law.