God’s Righteousness through Faith

21 But now, apart from the law, God’s righteousness has been revealed(A)—attested by the Law and the Prophets[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 3:21 When capitalized, the Law and the Prophets = OT

31 But Israel, pursuing the law for righteousness,(A) has not achieved the righteousness of the law.[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 9:31 Other mss read the law for righteousness

For Christ is the end[a] of the law for righteousness(A) to everyone who believes.(B) For Moses writes about the righteousness that is from the law: The one who does these things will live by them.(C)[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 10:4 Or goal
  2. Romans 10:5 Lv 18:5

21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the law,(A) then Christ died(B) for nothing.

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21 Is the law therefore contrary to God’s promises? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then righteousness would certainly be by the law.

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