The Epistle of Paul to the Romans

3:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what is the profit of circumcision? 3:2Much every way: first of all, that they were intrusted with the oracles of God. 3:3For what if some were without faith? shall their want of faith make of none effect the faithfulness of God? 3:4God forbid: yea, let God be found true, but every man a liar; as it is written,

 That thou mightest be justified in thy words,

 And mightest prevail when thou comest into judgment.

3:5But if our righteousness commendeth the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who visiteth with wrath? (I speak after the manner of men.) 3:6God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world? 3:7But if the truth of God through my lie abounded unto his glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner? 3:8and why not (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say), Let us do evil, that good may come? whose condemnation is just. 3:9What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we before laid to the charge both of Jews and Greeks, that they are all under sin; 3:10as it is written,

 There is none righteous, no, not one;

 3:11There is none that understandeth,

 There is none that seeketh after God;

 3:12They have all turned aside, they are together become unprofitable;

 There is none that doeth good, no, not, so much as one:

 3:13Their throat is an open sepulchre;

 With their tongues they have used deceit:

 The poison of asps is under their lips:

 3:14Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

 3:15Their feet are swift to shed blood;

 3:16Destruction and misery are in their ways;

 3:17And the way of peace have they not known:

 3:18There is no fear of God before their eyes.

3:19Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it speaketh to them that are under the law; that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may be brought under the judgment of God: 3:20because by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified in his sight; for through the law cometh the knowledge of sin. 3:21But now apart from the law a righteousness of God hath been manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 3:22even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ unto all them that believe; for there is no distinction; 3:23for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God; 3:24being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 3:25whom God set forth to be a propitiation, through faith, in his blood, to show his righteousness because of the passing over of the sins done aforetime, in the forbearance of God; 3:26for the showing, I say, of his righteousness at this present season: that he might himself be just, and the justifier of him that hath faith in Jesus. 3:27Where then is the glorying? It is excluded. By what manner of law? of works? Nay: but by a law of faith. 3:28We reckon therefore that a man is justified by faith apart from the works of the law. 3:29Or is God the God of Jews only? is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yea, of Gentiles also: 3:30if so be that God is one, and he shall justify the circumcision by faith, and the uncircumcision through faith. 3:31Do we then make the law of none effect through faith? God forbid: nay, we establish the law.