Bible: Romans 3:23-28

3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. 3:24 But they are justified 1  freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. 3:25 God publicly displayed 2  him 3  at his death 4  as the mercy seat 5  accessible through faith. 6  This was to demonstrate 7  his righteousness, because God in his forbearance had passed over the sins previously committed. 8  3:26 This was 9  also to demonstrate 10  his righteousness in the present time, so that he would be just 11  and the justifier of the one who lives because of Jesusfaithfulness. 12 

3:27 Where, then, is boasting? 13  It is excluded! By what principle? 14  Of works? No, but by the principle of faith! 3:28 For we consider that a person 15  is declared righteous by faith apart from the works of the law. 16 

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