20 because (A)by the works [a]of the Law [b]none of mankind will be justified in His sight; for [c](B)through the Law comes [d]knowledge of sin.

Justification by Faith

21 But now apart [e]from the Law (C)the righteousness of God has been revealed, being (D)witnessed by the [f]Law and the Prophets, 22 but it is the (E)righteousness of God through (F)faith (G)in Jesus Christ for (H)all those [g]who believe; for (I)there is no distinction, 23 for all [h](J)have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified as a gift (K)by His grace through (L)the redemption which is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God displayed publicly as (M)a [i]propitiation [j](N)in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, [k]because in God’s merciful (O)restraint He (P)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 [l]has faith in Jesus.

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  1. Romans 3:20 Or of law
  2. Romans 3:20 Lit no flesh
  3. Romans 3:20 Or through law
  4. Romans 3:20 Or recognition
  5. Romans 3:21 Or from law
  6. Romans 3:21 I.e., the Old Testament
  7. Romans 3:22 Or who believe. For there is
  8. Romans 3:23 Or sinned
  9. Romans 3:25 I.e., a means of reconciliation between God and mankind by paying the penalty for sin
  10. Romans 3:25 Or by
  11. Romans 3:25 Lit because of the passing over of the sins previously committed, in the restraint of God
  12. Romans 3:26 Lit is of the faith of Jesus

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