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Romans 3:1-4 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

What then is more to a Jew, or what profit of circumcision?

Much by all wise [Much by all manner]; first, for the speakings of God were betaken to them.

And what if some of them believed not? Whether the unbelief of them hath voided the faith of God?

God forbid [Far be it]. For God is soothfast [Forsooth God is true, or soothfast], but each man a liar; as it is written, That thou be justified in thy words, and overcome, when thou art deemed.

Romans 3:1-4 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

Paul shows what preferment the Jews have, and that both Jews and Gentiles are under sin, and are justified only by the grace of God in Christ.

What preferment, then, has the Jew? Or what advantage from circumcision? Surely very much. The word of God was committed first to them. What, then, if some of them did not believe? Does their unbelief make the promise of God without effect? God forbid. Let God be true and all men liars, as it is written: That you may be justified in your words, and should overcome when you are judged.

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Romans 3:1-4 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

1 He giveth the Jews some  2 preferment, for the covenant’s sake, 4 but yet such, as wholly dependeth on God’s mercy. 9 That both Jews and Gentiles are sinners, 11 he proveth by Scriptures: 19 and showing the use of the Law, 28 he concludeth that we are justified by faith.

What [a]is then the preferment of the Jew? or what is the profit of circumcision?

Much every manner of way: for [b]chiefly, because unto them were of credit committed the [c]oracles of God.

For what, though some did not [d]believe? shall their unbelief make the [e]faith of God without effect?

God forbid: yea, let God be true, and every man a liar, as it is written, That thou mightest be [f]justified in thy words, and overcome, [g]when thou art judged.


  1. Romans 3:1 The first meeting with, or preventing an objection of the Jews: what then, have the Jews no more preferment than the Gentiles? yes, that have they, saith the Apostle, on God’s behalf: for he committed the tables of the covenant to them, so that the unbelief of a few, cannot cause the whole nation without exception to be cast away of God, who is true, and who also useth their unworthiness to commend and set forth his goodness.
  2. Romans 3:2 The Jews’ state and condition was chiefest.
  3. Romans 3:2 Words.
  4. Romans 3:3 Break the covenant.
  5. Romans 3:3 The faith that God gave.
  6. Romans 3:4 That thy justice might be plainly seen.
  7. Romans 3:4 Forasmuch as thou showest forth an evident token of thy righteousness, constancy and faith, by preserving him who had broken his covenant.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Romans 3:1-4 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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