10 For we are (A)His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

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20 Therefore (A)by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

God’s Righteousness Through Faith

21 But now (B)the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, (C)being witnessed by the Law (D)and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all [a]and on all who believe. For (E)there is no difference; 23 for (F)all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified [b]freely (G)by His grace (H)through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 3:22 NU omits and on all
  2. Romans 3:24 without any cost

Behave Like a Christian

(A)Let love be without hypocrisy. (B)Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 (C)Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, (D)in honor giving preference to one another;

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20 I have been (A)crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh (B)I live by faith in the Son of God, (C)who loved me and gave Himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God; for (D)if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died [a]in vain.”

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  1. Galatians 2:21 for nothing

Israel Resists the Holy Spirit

51 You (A)stiff-necked[a] and (B)uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you.

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  1. Acts 7:51 stubborn

23 When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and (A)encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord.

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Spiritual Gifts at Corinth

(A)I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus, that you were enriched in everything by Him (B)in all [a]utterance and all knowledge,

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  1. 1 Corinthians 1:5 speech

For I am (A)the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because (B)I persecuted the church of God. 10 But (C)by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, (D)yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

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Now (A)the purpose of the commandment is love (B)from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from [a]sincere faith,

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  1. 1 Timothy 1:5 Lit. unhypocritical

Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should (A)not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, 10 (B)who delivered us from so great a death, and [a]does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us, 11 you also (C)helping together in prayer for us, that thanks may be given by many persons on [b]our behalf (D)for the gift granted to us through many.

Paul’s Sincerity

12 For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in [c]simplicity and (E)godly sincerity, (F)not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 1:10 NU shall
  2. 2 Corinthians 1:11 M your behalf
  3. 2 Corinthians 1:12 The opposite of duplicity