15 “We are (A)Jews by nature and not (B)sinners from the Gentiles; 16 nevertheless, knowing that (C)a person is not justified by works of [a]the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by (D)faith in Christ and not by works of [b]the Law; since (E)by works of [c]the Law no [d]flesh will be justified. 17 But if, while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have also been found (F)sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? [e](G)Far from it! 18 For if I rebuild what I have once destroyed, I (H)prove myself to be a wrongdoer. 19 For through [f]the Law I (I)died to [g]the Law, so that I might live for God. 20 I have been (J)crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but (K)Christ lives in me; and [h]the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in (L)the Son of God, who (M)loved me and (N)gave Himself up for me. 21 I do not nullify the grace of God, for (O)if righteousness comes through [i]the Law, then Christ died needlessly.”

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