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Romans 3 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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All the World Guilty

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:1 - Then what [fn]advantage does the Jew have? Or what is the benefit of circumcision?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:2 - Great in every respect. First, that they were entrusted with the actual words of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:3 - What then? If some [fn]did not believe, their [fn]unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:4 - [fn]Far from it! Rather, God must prove to be true, though every person be found a liar, as it is written:
“SO THAT YOU ARE JUSTIFIED IN YOUR WORDS,
AND PREVAIL [fn]WHEN YOU ARE JUDGED.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:5 - But if our unrighteousness [fn]demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? The God who inflicts wrath is not unrighteous, is He? (I am speaking from a human viewpoint.)
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:6 - Far from it! For otherwise, how will God judge the world?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:7 - But if through my lie the truth of God abounded to His glory, why am I also still being judged as a sinner?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:8 - And why not say (just as we are slanderously reported and as some claim that we say), “Let’s do evil that good may come of it”? [fn]Their condemnation is deserved.
(Psa 14:1–3; 53:1–4 )
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:9 - What then? [fn]Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:10 - as it is written:
“THERE IS NO RIGHTEOUS PERSON, NOT EVEN ONE;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:11 - THERE IS NO ONE WHO UNDERSTANDS,
THERE IS NO ONE WHO SEEKS OUT GOD;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:12 - THEY HAVE ALL TURNED ASIDE, TOGETHER THEY HAVE BECOME [fn]CORRUPT;
THERE IS NO ONE WHO DOES GOOD,
THERE IS NOT EVEN ONE.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:13 - “THEIR THROAT IS AN OPEN GRAVE,
WITH THEIR TONGUES THEY KEEP DECEIVING,”
“THE VENOM OF [fn]ASPS IS UNDER THEIR LIPS”;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:14 - “THEIR MOUTH IS FULL OF CURSING AND BITTERNESS”;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:15 - “THEIR FEET ARE SWIFT TO SHED BLOOD,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:16 - DESTRUCTION AND MISERY ARE IN THEIR PATHS,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:17 - AND THEY HAVE NOT KNOWN THE WAY OF PEACE.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:18 - “THERE IS NO FEAR OF GOD BEFORE THEIR EYES.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:19 - Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are [fn]under the Law, so that every mouth may be closed and all the world may become accountable to God;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:20 - because by the works [fn]of the Law [fn]none of mankind will be justified in His sight; for [fn]through the Law comes [fn]knowledge of sin.

Justification by Faith

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:21 - But now apart [fn]from the Law the righteousness of God has been revealed, being witnessed by the [fn]Law and the Prophets,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:22 - but it is the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those [fn]who believe; for there is no distinction,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:23 - for all [fn]have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:24 - being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:25 - whom God displayed publicly as a [fn]propitiation [fn]in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, [fn]because in God’s merciful restraint He let the sins previously committed go unpunished;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:26 - for the demonstration, that is, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who [fn]has faith in Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:27 - Where then is boasting? It has been excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:28 - [fn]For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from works [fn]of the Law.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:29 - Or is God the God of Jews only? Is He not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:30 - since indeed God who will justify the [fn]circumcised [fn]by faith and the [fn]uncircumcised through faith is one.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:31 - Do we then nullify [fn]the Law through faith? Far from it! On the contrary, we establish the Law.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit is the advantage of the Jew
Or were unfaithful
Or unfaithfulness
Lit May it never happen! And so throughout the ch
Or in Your judging
I.e., by requiring His judgment
Lit Whose
Or Are we worse
Or depraved
I.e., venomous snakes
Lit in
Or of law
Lit no flesh
Or through law
Or recognition
Or from law
I.e., the Old Testament
Or who believe. For there is
Or sinned
I.e., a means of reconciliation between God and mankind by paying the penalty for sin
Or by
Lit because of the passing over of the sins previously committed, in the restraint of God
Lit is of the faith of Jesus
One early ms Therefore
Or of law
Lit circumcision
Lit out of
Lit uncircumcision
Or law
NASB20

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