Romans 3 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Romans 3


Romans 3:1

What advantage then hath the Jew? or what is the profit of circumcision?

Romans 3:2

Much every way: first of all, that they were intrusted with the oracles of God.

Romans 3:3

For what if some were without faith? shall their want of faith make of none effect the faithfulness of God?

Romans 3:4

God 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.

Romans 3:5

But 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.)

Romans 3:6

God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?

Romans 3:7

But if the truth of God through my lie abounded unto his glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?

Romans 3:8

and 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.

Romans 3:9

What 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;

Romans 3:10

as it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one;

Romans 3:11

There is none that understandeth, There is none that seeketh after God;

Romans 3:12

They have all turned aside, they are together become unprofitable; There is none that doeth good, no, not, so much as one:

Romans 3:13

Their throat is an open sepulchre; With their tongues they have used deceit: The poison of asps is under their lips:

Romans 3:14

Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

Romans 3:15

Their feet are swift to shed blood;

Romans 3:16

Destruction and misery are in their ways;

Romans 3:17

And the way of peace have they not known:

Romans 3:18

There is no fear of God before their eyes.

Romans 3:19

Now 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:

Romans 3:20

because by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified in his sight; for through the law [cometh] the knowledge of sin.

Romans 3:21

But 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;

Romans 3:22

even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ unto all them that believe; for there is no distinction;

Romans 3:23

for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;

Romans 3:24

being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Romans 3:25

whom 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;

Romans 3:26

for 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.

Romans 3:27

Where then is the glorying? It is excluded. By what manner of law? of works? Nay: but by a law of faith.

Romans 3:28

We reckon therefore that a man is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.

Romans 3:29

Or is God [the God] of Jews only? is he not [the God] of Gentiles also? Yea, of Gentiles also:

Romans 3:30

if so be that God is one, and he shall justify the circumcision by faith, and the uncircumcision through faith.

Romans 3:31

Do we then make the law of none effect through faith? God forbid: nay, we establish the law.

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