1: What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit [is there] of circumcision? 2: Much every way: chiefly, because that to them were committed the oracles of God. 3: For what if some did not believe? will their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? 4: By no means: verily let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mayest be justified in thy sayings, and mayest overcome when thou art judged. 5: But if our unrighteousness commendeth the righteousness of God, what shall we say? [Is] God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man.) 6: By no means: for then how shall God judge the world? 7: For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie to his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner? 8: And not [rather] (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just. 9: What then? are we better [than they]? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; 10: As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh God. 12: They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable: there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 13: Their throat [is] an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps [is] under their lips: 14: Whose mouth [is] full of cursing and bitterness. 15: Their feet [are] swift to shed blood. 16: Destruction and misery [are] in their ways: 17: And the way of peace have they not known. 18: There is no fear of God before their eyes. 19: Now we know that whatever things the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. 20: Therefore by the deeds of the law, there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law [is] the knowledge of sin. 21: But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being testified by the law and the prophets; 22: Even the righteousness of God, [which is] by faith of Jesus Christ to all, and upon all them that believe; for there is no difference: 23: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24: Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ: 25: Whom God hath set forth [to be] a propitiation, through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26: To declare, [I say], at this time his righteousness: that he may be just, and the justifier of him who believeth in Jesus. 27: Where [is] boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? No; but by the law of faith. 28: Therefore we conclude, that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. 29: [Is he] the God of the Jews only? [is he] not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: 30: Seeing [it is] one God who will justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. 31: Do we then make void the law through faith? By no means: but we establish the law.