Bible: Romans 3:19-30

3:19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under 1  the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 3:20 For no one is declared righteous before him 2  by the works of the law, 3  for through the law comes 4  the knowledge of sin. 3:21 But now 5  apart from the law the righteousness of God (which is attested by the law and the prophets) 6  has been disclosed 3:22 namely, the righteousness of God through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ 7  for all who believe. For there is no distinction, 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. 3:24 But they are justified 8  freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. 3:25 God publicly displayed 9  him 10  at his death 11  as the mercy seat 12  accessible through faith. 13  This was to demonstrate 14  his righteousness, because God in his forbearance had passed over the sins previously committed. 15  3:26 This was 16  also to demonstrate 17  his righteousness in the present time, so that he would be just 18  and the justifier of the one who lives because of Jesusfaithfulness. 19 

3:27 Where, then, is boasting? 20  It is excluded! By what principle? 21  Of works? No, but by the principle of faith! 3:28 For we consider that a person 22  is declared righteous by faith apart from the works of the law. 23  3:29 Or is God the God of the Jews only? Is he not the God of the Gentiles too? Yes, of the Gentiles too! 3:30 Since God is one, 24  he will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.

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