THE EPISTLE OF PAUL
1 What then is the advantage of the Jew? Or what is the profit of circumcision?
2 Much in every way. First, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.
3 For what if some disbelieved? Shall their unbelief annul the faithfulness of God?
5 But if our unrighteousness commends the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is the God who inflicts wrath unrighteous? I speak according to man.
6 Absolutely not! Otherwise how shall God judge the world?
8 And why not say (as we are slanderously charged and as some affirm that we say), Let us do evil that good may come? whose 1judgment is just.
D. On All the World Totally
9 What then? Are we better? Not at all! For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin,
10 Even as it is written, a"There is none righteous, not even one;
11 There is none who understands, there is none who seeks out God.
12 All have turned aside; together they have become useless; there is none who does 1good; there is not so much as one.
14 aWhose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.
15 aSwift are their feet to shed blood,
16 Destruction and misery are in their ways,
17 And the 1way of peace they have not known.
18 aThere is no fear of God before their eyes.''
19 Now we know that whatever things the law says, it speaks to those who are under the law, 1that every mouth may be stopped and all the world may fall under the judgment of God;
A. The Definition
22 Even the righteousness of God through the 1faith of Jesus Christ to all those who believe, for there is no distinction;
25 Whom God 1set forth as a 2apropitiation place through faith in His blood, for the demonstrating of His righteousness, in that in His forbearance God 3passed over the sins that had previously occurred,
27 Where then is boasting? 1It is excluded. Through what kind of law? That of works? No, but through the law of faith.
28 For we account that aa man is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.
29 Or is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not of the Gentiles also? Yes, of the Gentiles also,
31 Do we then make the law of no effect through faith? Absolutely not! Rather, we establish the law.