Bible: Romans 3:20-25

3:20 For no one is declared righteous before him 1  by the works of the law, 2  for through the law comes 3  the knowledge of sin. 3:21 But now 4  apart from the law the righteousness of God (which is attested by the law and the prophets) 5  has been disclosed 3:22 namely, the righteousness of God through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ 6  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 7  freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. 3:25 God publicly displayed 8  him 9  at his death 10  as the mercy seat 11  accessible through faith. 12  This was to demonstrate 13  his righteousness, because God in his forbearance had passed over the sins previously committed. 14 
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