Modern Literal Version
[Romans 3]

     3:1 Therefore what is the supremacy of the Jew? Or what is the profit of circumcision? 3:2Much, according to every manner! For* indeed, first, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God. 3:3 For* what if some disbelieved? Their unbelief will be not doing-away-with the faithfulness of God, will it? 3:4 Let it not happen! Now, let God become true, but every man a liar; just-as it has been written, '*That you should be made righteous in your words and may overcomewhen you are judged.' {Psa 51:4}3:5 But if our unrighteousness is establishing the righteousness of God, what will we say? The God who brings upon us wrath is not unrighteous, is he? (I speak according to the manner of man.) 3:6 Let it not happen! Otherwise how will God judge the world?

     3:7 For* if the truth of God in my lie abounded to his glory, why am I also still being judged like a sinner? 3:8 And why not say: Let us do* evil things, in order that good things should come (just-as we are blasphemed and just-as some say that we speak)? Whose condemnation is just!

     3:9 Therefore what? Are we, Jews special? Certainly not; for* we accused beforehand, both Jews and Greeks to all be under sin; 3:10 just-as it has been written, 'There is none righteous, not even one. 3:11 No one is understanding. No one is seeking out God. 3:12 They all shunned God. They were becoming-useless at the same time. No one is practicing kindness; no one is insofar aseven one.' {Psa 14:1-3 & 53:1-3}3:13 'Their throat has been an opened burial chamber; they were being treacherous with their tongues.' {Psa 5:9} 'The poison of the asps is under their lips.' {Psa 140:3}3:14 'Whose mouth is full of evil-cursing and bitterness.' {Psa 10:7?}3:15 'Their feet areswift to shed blood; 3:16 downfall and misery is in their ways; 3:17 and they did not know the way of peace.' {Isa 59:7,8}3:18 'There is no fear of God in front of their eyes.' {Psa 36:1}

     3:19 Now we know how-much, as many things as the law says, it is speaking to those in the law; in order that every mouth may be sealed and all the world may become under the sentence of God; 3:20 because every flesh will not be made righteous in his sight from the works of the law; for* through the law comes the full knowledge of sin.

     3:21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested separate from the law, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 3:22 even the righteousness of God through faith of Jesus Christ toward all and upon all those who believe; for* there is no distinction; 3:23 for* all havesinned and come-short of the glory of God. 3:24All those who believe, being freely made righteous in his grace, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus, 3:25 whom God purposed as an atonement through the faith in his blood in an example of his righteousness, because of the passing-over of the sins, having been done* beforehand, 3:26 (in the forbearance of God), eventoward the example of his righteousness in this current time, *that* he may himself be righteous and who is making righteous the one from the faith of Jesus.

     3:27 Therefore where is the boasting? It was locked out. Through what law? Of works? No, but through the law of faith. 3:28 Therefore, we are reasoning for a man to be made righteous in faith separate from the works of the law. 3:29 Or is God the God of Jews only and not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also. 3:30 Since God is one, it is he who will be making righteous the circumcision out of faith and the uncircumcision through the faith. 3:31 Therefore, do we do-away-with the law through the faith? Let it not happen! But through the faith, we are establishingthe law.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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