Justification by Faith

21 But now apart [a]from the Law (A)the righteousness of God has been revealed, being (B)witnessed by the [b]Law and the Prophets, 22 but it is the (C)righteousness of God through (D)faith (E)in Jesus Christ for (F)all those [c]who believe; for (G)there is no distinction, 23 for all [d](H)have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified as a gift (I)by His grace through (J)the redemption which is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God displayed publicly as (K)a [e]propitiation [f](L)in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, [g]because in God’s merciful (M)restraint He (N)let the sins previously committed go unpunished; 26 for the demonstration, that is, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who [h]has faith in Jesus.

27 Where then is (O)boasting? It has been excluded. By (P)what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith. 28 [i]For (Q)we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from works [j]of the Law.

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  1. Romans 3:21 Or from law
  2. Romans 3:21 I.e., the Old Testament
  3. Romans 3:22 Or who believe. For there is
  4. Romans 3:23 Or sinned
  5. Romans 3:25 I.e., a means of reconciliation between God and mankind by paying the penalty for sin
  6. Romans 3:25 Or by
  7. Romans 3:25 Lit because of the passing over of the sins previously committed, in the restraint of God
  8. Romans 3:26 Lit is of the faith of Jesus
  9. Romans 3:28 One early ms Therefore
  10. Romans 3:28 Or of law

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