Bible Book List

Romans 3:9-20 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The Whole World Guilty before God

What then? Are we any better off?[a] Not at all! For we have already charged that both Jews and Gentiles[b] are all under sin,[c] 10 as it is written:

There is no one righteous, not even one.
11 There is no one who understands;
there is no one who seeks God.
12 All have turned away;
all alike have become worthless.
There is no one who does what is good,
not even one.[d]
13 Their throat is an open grave;
they deceive with their tongues.[e]
Vipers’ venom is under their lips.[f]
14 Their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.[g]
15 Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 ruin and wretchedness are in their paths,
17 and the path of peace they have not known.[h]
18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.[i]

19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it speaks to those who are subject to the law,[j] so that every mouth may be shut and the whole world may become subject to God’s judgment.[k] 20 For no one will be justified[l] in his sight by the works of the law, because the knowledge of sin comes through the law.


  1. 3:9 Are we Jews any better than the Gentiles?
  2. 3:9 Lit Greeks
  3. 3:9 Under sin’s power or dominion
  4. 3:10-12 Ps 14:1-3; 53:1-3; Ec 7:20
  5. 3:13 Ps 5:9
  6. 3:13 Ps 140:3
  7. 3:14 Ps 10:7
  8. 3:15-17 Is 59:7-8
  9. 3:18 Ps 36:1
  10. 3:19 Lit those in the law
  11. 3:19 Or become guilty before God, or may be accountable to God
  12. 3:20 Or will be declared righteous, or will be acquitted
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The Christian Standard Bible. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible®, and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers, all rights reserved.

Bible Gateway Recommends

CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students, Hardcover
CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students, Hardcover
Retail: $34.99
Our Price: $22.99Save: $12.00 (34%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
Buy Now
The CSB Study Bible for Women, Teal Flowers LeatherTouch
The CSB Study Bible for Women, Teal Flowers LeatherTouch
Retail: $59.99
Our Price: $37.99Save: $22.00 (37%)Buy Now

1 of 1

You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more

Viewing of
Cross references