Romans 3:19-28 Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)
The Law Condemns Everyone
19 Now we know that whatever the law says is addressed to those who are under the law,[a] so that every mouth will be silenced and the whole world will be subject to God’s judgment. 20 For this reason, no one[b] will be declared righteous in his sight by works of the law, for through the law we become aware of sin.
A Righteousness Apart From the Law by Faith
21 But now, completely apart from the law, a righteousness from God has been made known. The Law and the Prophets testify to it. 22 This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all and over all[c] who believe.
In fact, there is no difference, 23 because all have sinned and fall short of the glory[d] of God 24 and are justified[e] freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God publicly displayed as the atonement seat[f] through faith in his blood. God did this to demonstrate his justice, since, in his divine restraint, he had left the sins that were committed earlier unpunished. 26 He did this to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so that he would be both just and the one who justifies the person who has faith in Jesus.
27 What happens to boasting then? It has been eliminated. By what principle[g]—by the principle of works? No, but by the principle of faith. 28 For we conclude that a person is justified by faith without the works of the law.