10 as it is written:

(A)“None is righteous, no, not one;
11     no one understands;
    no one seeks for God.
12 All have turned aside; together they have become worthless;
    no one does good,
    not even one.”
13 (B)“Their throat is (C)an open grave;
    they use their tongues to deceive.”
(D)“The venom of asps is under their lips.”
14     (E)“Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.”
15 (F)“Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16     in their paths are ruin and misery,
17 and (G)the way of peace they have not known.”
18     (H)“There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

19 Now we know that whatever (I)the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, (J)so that every mouth may be stopped, and (K)the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20 For (L)by works of the law no human being[a] will be justified in his sight, since (M)through the law comes knowledge of sin.

The Righteousness of God Through Faith

21 But now (N)the righteousness of God (O)has been manifested apart from the law, although (P)the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God (Q)through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. (R)For there is no distinction: 23 for (S)all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 3:20 Greek flesh

Death in Adam, Life in Christ

12 Therefore, just as (A)sin came into the world through one man, and (B)death through sin, and (C)so death spread to all men[a] because (D)all sinned— 13 for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but (E)sin is not counted where there is no law. 14 Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not (F)like the transgression of Adam, (G)who was a type of (H)the one who was to come.

15 But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man's trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for (I)many. 16 And the free gift is not like the result of that one man's sin. For (J)the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought (K)justification. 17 For if, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness (L)reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.

18 Therefore, as one trespass[b] led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness[c] leads to justification and life for (M)all men. 19 For as by the one man's (N)disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's (O)obedience the many will be made righteous. 20 Now (P)the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, (Q)grace abounded all the more, 21 so that, (R)as sin reigned in death, (S)grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 5:12 The Greek word anthropoi refers here to both men and women; also twice in verse 18
  2. Romans 5:18 Or the trespass of one
  3. Romans 5:18 Or the act of righteousness of one

23 (A)For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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