1 What, then, is the superiority of the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision?
2 Much in every way: chiefly because they were entrusted with the Words of God.
3 For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief nullify the faithfulness of God?
4 Let it not be! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written: That You may be found just in Your words, and may win the case when You are judged.
5 But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say?
Is God unjust who lays on wrath? (I speak as a man.)
6 Let it not be! Otherwise, how will God judge the world?
7 For if in my lie, the truth of God has abounded to His glory, why am I also still judged
as a sinner?
8 And why not say (as we are slanderously reported and as some affirm that we say), Let
us do evil that good may come? Their condemnation is just.
9 What then? Do we surpass them? Not at all. For we have previously charged both Jews
and Greeks, that they are all under sin.
10 As it is written: There is none righteous, no, not one;
11 there is none who understands; there is none who seeks after God.
12 They have all turned aside; they have together become unprofitable; there is none
who does good, no, not one.
13 Their throat is an open tomb; with their tongues they have practiced deceit; the
poison of asps is under their lips;
14 whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.
15 Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 destruction and misery are in their ways;
17 and the way of peace they have not known.
18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
19 Now we know that whatever the Law says, it says to those who are under the Law,
that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
20 Therefore by the deeds of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for through
the Law is the full true knowledge of sin.
21 But now the righteousness of God apart from the Law is revealed, being witnessed by
the Law and the Prophets,
22 even the righteousness of God, through the faith of Jesus Christ, to all and upon all
who believe. For there is no difference;
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
25 whom God set forth as a propitiation through faith in His blood, to give evidence of
His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were
26 to prove at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier
of the one who is of the faith of Jesus.
27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but through the
law of faith.
28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the works of the
29 Or is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, of the
30 since there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the
uncircumcised through faith.
31 Do we then annul the Law through faith? Let it not be! No rather, we establish the