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19 Now we know that, whatever the law says, it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world may be held accountable to God.(A) 20 For no human will be justified before him by deeds prescribed by the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.(B)

Righteousness through Faith

21 But now, apart from the law, the righteousness of God has been disclosed and is attested by the Law and the Prophets,(C) 22 the righteousness of God through the faith of Jesus Christ[a] for all who believe.[b] For there is no distinction,(D) 23 since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God;(E) 24 they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,(F) 25 whom God put forward as a sacrifice of atonement[c] by his blood, effective through faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over the sins previously committed;(G) 26 it was to demonstrate at the present time his own righteousness, so that he is righteous and he justifies the one who has the faith of Jesus.[d]

27 Then what becomes of boasting? It is excluded. Through what kind of law? That of works? No, rather through the law of faith.(H) 28 For we hold that a person is justified by faith apart from works prescribed by the law.(I)

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  1. 3.22 Or through faith in Jesus Christ
  2. 3.22 Or trust
  3. 3.25 Or a place of atonement
  4. 3.26 Or has faith in Jesus