Bible: Romans 3:21-30

3:21 But now 1  apart from the law the righteousness of God (which is attested by the law and the prophets) 2  has been disclosed 3:22 namely, the righteousness of God through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ 3  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 4  freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. 3:25 God publicly displayed 5  him 6  at his death 7  as the mercy seat 8  accessible through faith. 9  This was to demonstrate 10  his righteousness, because God in his forbearance had passed over the sins previously committed. 11  3:26 This was 12  also to demonstrate 13  his righteousness in the present time, so that he would be just 14  and the justifier of the one who lives because of Jesusfaithfulness. 15 

3:27 Where, then, is boasting? 16  It is excluded! By what principle? 17  Of works? No, but by the principle of faith! 3:28 For we consider that a person 18  is declared righteous by faith apart from the works of the law. 19  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, 20  he will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.

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