19 Now we know that whatever the (A)Law says, it speaks to (B)those who are [a]under the Law, so that every mouth may be closed and (C)all the world may become accountable to God; 20 because (D)by the works [b]of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for [c](E)through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.

Justification by Faith

21 But now apart [d]from the Law (F)the righteousness of God has been manifested, being (G)witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even the (H)righteousness of God through (I)faith (J)in Jesus Christ for (K)all those [e]who believe; for (L)there is no distinction; 23 for all [f](M)have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified as a gift (N)by His grace through (O)the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; 25 whom God displayed publicly as (P)a [g]propitiation [h](Q)in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, [i]because in the (R)forbearance of God He (S)passed over the sins previously committed; 26 for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who [j]has faith in Jesus.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 3:19 Lit in
  2. Romans 3:20 Or of law
  3. Romans 3:20 Or through law
  4. Romans 3:21 Or from law
  5. Romans 3:22 Or who believe. For there is no distinction, since they all have sinned...and are being justified
  6. Romans 3:23 Or sinned
  7. Romans 3:25 Or a propitiatory sacrifice
  8. Romans 3:25 Or by
  9. Romans 3:25 Lit because of the passing over of the sins previously committed in the forbearance of God
  10. Romans 3:26 Lit is of the faith of Jesus

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