Will their unfaithfulness nullify God’s faithfulness? 3. No one understands [no one intelligently discerns or comprehends]; no one seeks out God.(4). 1What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision? They are the ones who will rightly be found guilty. Rather, we uphold the law. By no means! Yes, he is their God too. through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. 1Then what is the advantage of the Jew? 8. 3What if some were unfaithful? For [the real function of] the Law is to make men recognize and be conscious of sin [not mere perception, but an acquaintance with sin which works toward repentance, faith, and holy character]. Rather, we uphold the law. Not at all! 24 [All] are justified and made upright and in right standing with God, freely and gratuitously by His grace (His unmerited favor and mercy), through the redemption which is [provided] in Christ Jesus. To manage your subscription, visit your Bible Gateway account settings. 19 Now we know that whatever the Law [of Moses] says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that [the excuses of] every mouth may be silenced [from protesting] and that all the world may be held accountable to God [and subject to His judgment]. Because the unblemished sacrifice “covered” his sin it placed the person offering the sacrifice in a right relationship with God. 5Doesn’t the fact that we are wrong prove more clearly that God is right? 16 Destruction [as it dashes them to pieces] and misery mark their ways. 9. There is no distinction, 23 since all have sinned and continually fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are being justified [declared free of the guilt of sin, made acceptable to God, and granted eternal life] as a gift by His [precious, undeserved] [c]grace, through the redemption [the payment for our sin] which is [provided] in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God displayed publicly [before the eyes of the world] as a [life-giving] [d]sacrifice of atonement and reconciliation (propitiation) by His blood [to be received] through faith. 21But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. Not at all! Everyone is under the power of sin. Certainly not! 9 Well then, are we [Jews] better off than they? 19. 29. Not at all! 25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. I speak in a [purely] human way. First of all, the Jews have been given the very words of God. You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Because the unblemished sacrifice “covered” his sin it placed the person offering … Let God be true, and every human being a liar. 1. Or is God the God of Jews only? 2 Therefore whoever # An exception to this is recorded in Acts 5:27-29. Yes, of Gentiles too, 30since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith. All The World Guilty. 26 It was to demonstrate His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the One who justifies those who have faith in Jesus [and rely confidently on Him as Savior]. Is he not the God of Gentiles too? No, but on the principle of faith. 25God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement,3:25 The Greek for sacrifice of atonement refers to the atonement cover on the ark of the covenant (see Lev. Instead, the law makes us more aware of our sin. Their condemnation is just! 19Now 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 held accountable to God. 29Or is God the God of Jews only? For we hold that a man is justified and made upright by faith independent of and distinctly apart from good deeds (works of the Law). Not at all! Because the unblemished sacrifice “covered” his sin it placed the person offering the sacrifice in a … Their condemnation [by God] is just. 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 held accountable to God. Do we Jews have any advantage? So God forgives the sins of those who have faith. What if some did not believe and were without faith? 2There is great value in every way! This was to demonstrate His righteousness [which demands punishment for sin], because in His forbearance [His deliberate restraint] He passed over the sins previously committed [before Jesus’ crucifixion]. “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”, “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”. 25God gave Christ as a sacrifice to pay for sins through the spilling of his blood. he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus. What if some were unfaithful? 10 As it is written, None is righteous, just and truthful and upright and conscientious, no, not one. 1What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision? 3 Then what advantage has the Jew? 20Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin. 28We firmly believe that a person is made right with God because of their faith. [And it is meant] for all who believe. What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision? There is no difference between Jew and Gentile. 22 This righteousness of God comes through faith in Jesus Christ for all those [Jew or Gentile] who believe [and trust in Him and acknowledge Him as God’s Son]. This righteousness is given through faith in. As it is written: “So that you may be proved right when you speak, and prevail when you judge.”3:4 Psalm 51:4. It looks like you’re already subscribed to Bible Gateway Plus! For there is no authority except from God [granted by His permission and sanction], and those which exist have been put in place by God. It makes his glory shine more brightly. Romans 3 New Living Translation (NLT) God Remains Faithful. Or what is the value or benefit of circumcision? That God is unjust and wrong to inflict His wrath upon us [Jews]? There is great value in every way! But if our unrighteousness thus establishes and exhibits the righteousness of God, what shall we say? For we have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under the power of sin. Not at all!