Romans 3:25-27 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
25 whom God put forward as a sacrifice of atonement[a] by his blood, effective through faith. He did this to show his righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over the sins previously committed; 26 it was to prove at the present time that he himself is righteous and that he justifies the one who has faith in Jesus.[b]
27 Then what becomes of boasting? It is excluded. By what law? By that of works? No, but by the law of faith.