3:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?
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 under sin;
3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh God.
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 lips:
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 sin.
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 difference:
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 God;
3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he may be just, and the justifier of him who believeth in Jesus.
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.
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