20 For (A)by works of the law no human being[a] will be justified in his sight, since (B)through the law comes knowledge of sin.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 3:20 Greek flesh

For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but (A)not before God.

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Now (A)to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due.

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just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works:

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For (A)by grace you have been saved (B)through faith. And this is (C)not your own doing; (D)it is the gift of God, (E)not a result of works, (F)so that no one may boast.

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he saved us, (A)not because of works done by us in righteousness, but (B)according to his own mercy, by (C)the washing of regeneration and (D)renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he (E)poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that (F)being justified by his grace we might become (G)heirs (H)according to the hope of eternal life.

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Future Glory

18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (A)are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

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I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
    (A)I have no good apart from you.”

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(A)“Can a man be profitable to God?
    Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself.
Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if you are in the right,
    or is it gain to him if you (B)make your ways blameless?

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(A)If you are righteous, what do you give to him?
    Or what does he receive from your hand?
Your wickedness concerns a man like yourself,
    and your righteousness (B)a son of man.

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