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Romans 3

1 What therefore [is] the advantage of the Jew, or what [is] the profit of circumcision? 2 Much according to every manner. First, that they have been entrusted1 the words of God. 3 What then? If some did not believe, didn't their disbelief nullify God's belief [in them]? 4 May it not be! Let2 God become true, but every man [a] liar, just as it is written,
In order that you be justified in your words
And you will overcome when you be judged.

5 But if your injustice demonstrates the justice of God, what will we say? Isn't God, pronouncing wrath, [being] unjust?—I speak according to man. 6 May it not be! Since how will God judge the world? 7 But if the truth of God abounds in my falsehood to his glory, why am I yet judged as sinner? 8 And do we not thus slander [God], and don't some of us thus speak saying that we should do evil in order that good come? Of them judgment is deserved. 9 What therefore, do we have an advantage? Certainly not. For we accused beforehand both Jew and Greek to be all under sin, 10 just as it is written that:

3There is not one just
11 There is no one understanding
There is no one seeking God.
12 All have turned away,
They are together become worthless.
There is no one doing kindness,
There is not even one.
13 4Their throat [is] an opened grave,
They have deceived with their tongues,
5Poison of asps [is] upon their lips,
14 6The mouths of whom are full of curses and bitterness,
15 7Their feet [are] swift to shed blood,
16 Ruin and misery [is] in their ways,
17 And [the] way of peace they do not know.
18 8The fear of God is not before their eyes.

19 For we know that as much as the law says, it speaks to those in the law, in order that every mouth be shut and every world become accountable to God. 20 Therefore from works of [the] law will all flesh not be justified before him, for through [the] law [is] knowledge of sin.

21 So now apart from [the] law is [the] justice of God manifested, being testified by the law and the prophets. 22 So [the] justice of God [is] through [the] belief in Jesus Christ to all those believing, for there is no distinction. 23 For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, 24 being justified as [a] gift by his grace through the redemption in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forth [to be] propitiation through belief in his blood, for proof of his justice on account of the passing over of sins having before come to pass 26 in the forbearance of God, toward the proof of his justice in the present opportune-time9 , to his being just, and justifying the [one] by faith in Jesus. 27 Where therefore is boasting? It is shut out. Through what sort of law? Of works? No, but through [the] law of faith. For we reckon [a] man to be being justified by faith apart from works of the law. 29 Then [is he] God of the Jews only? And not of the nations10? Yes, also of [the] nations11, 30 since God [is] one, who will justify [the] circumcised by faith and [the] uncircumcised by faith. 31 Therefore do we nullify the law through faith? May it not be! Rather we establish [the] law.

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9KAIROS (καιρoς ) `opportune time', `proper time', `season'

10i.e. the Gentiles

11i.e. the Gentiles