19 Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are [a]under the Law, so that every mouth may be closed and all the world may become accountable to God;20 because by the works [b]of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for [c]through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.
Justification by Faith
21 But now apart [d]from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,22 even therighteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those [e]who believe; for there is no distinction;23 for all [f]have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,24 being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus;25 whom God displayed publicly as a [g]propitiation [h]in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, [i]because in the forbearance of God He 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.
27 Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.28 [k]For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works [l]of the Law.29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is He not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also,30 since indeed God who will justify the [m]circumcised [n]by faith and the [o]uncircumcised through faith is one.
31 Do we then nullify [p]the Law through faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish the Law.
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