Boasting Excluded

27 (A)Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28 Therefore we conclude (B)that a man is [a]justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law. 29 Or is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also, 30 since (C)there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith. 31 Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law.

Abraham Justified by Faith(D)

What then shall we say that (E)Abraham our (F)father[b] has found according to the flesh? For if Abraham was (G)justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? (H)“Abraham believed God, and it was [c]accounted to him for righteousness.” Now (I)to him who works, the wages are not counted [d]as grace but as debt.

David Celebrates the Same Truth

But to him who (J)does not work but believes on Him who justifies (K)the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,

Footnotes

  1. Romans 3:28 declared righteous
  2. Romans 4:1 Or (fore)father according to the flesh has found?
  3. Romans 4:3 imputed, credited, reckoned, counted
  4. Romans 4:4 according to