19 Now we know that whatever (A)the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that (B)every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become [a]guilty before God. 20 Therefore (C)by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

God’s Righteousness Through Faith

21 But now (D)the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, (E)being witnessed by the Law (F)and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all [b]and on all who believe. For (G)there is no difference; 23 for (H)all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified [c]freely (I)by His grace (J)through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God set forth (K)as a [d]propitiation (L)by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over (M)the sins that were previously committed, 26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 3:19 accountable
  2. Romans 3:22 NU omits and on all
  3. Romans 3:24 without any cost
  4. Romans 3:25 mercy seat