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Romans 3 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:1 - Therefore what advantage does the Jew have, or what is the value of circumcision?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:2 - Actually, there are many advantages. First of all, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:3 - What then? If some did not believe, does their unbelief nullify the faithfulness of God?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:4 - Absolutely not! Let God be proven true, and every human being shown up as a liar, just as it is written: "so that you will be justified in your words and will prevail when you are judged."
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:5 - But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? The God who inflicts wrath is not unrighteous, is he? (I am speaking in human terms.)
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:6 - Absolutely not! For otherwise how could God judge the world?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:7 - For if by my lie the truth of God enhances his glory, why am I still actually being judged as a sinner?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:8 - And why not say, "Let us do evil so that good may come of it"? - as some who slander us allege that we say. (Their condemnation is deserved!)
(Psa 14:1–3; 53:1–4 )
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:9 - What then? Are we better off? Certainly not, for we have already charged that Jews and Greeks alike are all under sin,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:10 - just as it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:11 - there is no one who understands, there is no one who seeks God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:12 - All have turned away, together they have become worthless; there is no one who shows kindness, not even one."
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:13 - "Their throats are open graves, they deceive with their tongues, the poison of asps is under their lips."
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:14 - "Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness."
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:15 - "Their feet are swift to shed blood,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:16 - ruin and misery are in their paths,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:17 - and the way of peace they have not known."
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 says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world may be held accountable to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:20 - For no one is declared righteous before him by the works of the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.

Justification by Faith

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:21 - But now apart from the law the righteousness of God (which is attested by the law and the prophets) has been disclosed -
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:22 - namely, the righteousness of God through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:23 - for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:24 - But they are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:25 - God publicly displayed him at his death as the mercy seat accessible through faith. This was to demonstrate his righteousness, because God in his forbearance had passed over the sins previously committed.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:26 - This was also to demonstrate his righteousness in the present time, so that he would be just and the justifier of the one who lives because of Jesus' faithfulness.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:27 - Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded! By what principle? Of works? No, but by the principle of faith!
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:28 - For we consider that a person is declared righteous by faith apart from the works of the law.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:29 - Or is God the God of the Jews only? Is he not the God of the Gentiles too? Yes, of the Gentiles too!
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:30 - Since God is one, he will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:31 - Do we then nullify the law through faith? Absolutely not! Instead we uphold the law.

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