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26 This was[a] also to demonstrate[b] his righteousness in the present time, so that he would be just[c] and the justifier of the one who lives because of Jesus’ faithfulness.[d]

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  1. Romans 3:26 tn The words “This was” have been repeated from the previous verse to clarify that this is a continuation of that thought. Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation.
  2. Romans 3:26 tn Grk “toward a demonstration,” repeating and expanding the purpose of God’s action in v. 25a.
  3. Romans 3:26 tn Or “righteous.”
  4. Romans 3:26 tn Or “of the one who has faith in Jesus.” See note on “faithfulness of Jesus Christ” in v. 22 for the rationale behind the translation “Jesus’ faithfulness.”