20 because by the works [a]of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for [b]through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.
Justification by Faith
21 But now apart [c]from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,22 even therighteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those [d]who believe; for there is no distinction;23 for all [e]have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,24 being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus;25 whom God displayed publicly as a [f]propitiation [g]in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, [h]because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed;26 for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who [i]has faith in Jesus.
27 Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.28 [j]For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works [k]of the Law.
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