Romans, Chapter 3
1: What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?
2: Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles
3: For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of
God without effect?
4: 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.
5: But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we
say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)
6: God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
7: For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory;
why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
8: And not rather, (as we be 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 after 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 sepulchre; 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 what things soever 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
witnessed by the law and the prophets;
22: Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto 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
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 might be just,
and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
27: Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: 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, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and
uncircumcision through faith.
31: Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish
Romans, Chapter 8
1: There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus,
who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2: For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from
the law of sin and death.
3: For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God
sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned
sin in the flesh:
4: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not
after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
5: For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but
they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
6: For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life
7: Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to
the law of God, neither indeed can be.
8: So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
9: But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit
of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none
10: And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit
is life because of righteousness.
11: But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you,
he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies
by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
12: Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the
13: For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit
do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
14: For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15: For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have
received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16: The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the
children of God:
17: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;
if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
18: For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to
be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
19: For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation
of the sons of God.
20: For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason
of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
21: Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of
corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
22: For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain
together until now.
23: And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the
Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption,
to wit, the redemption of our body.
24: For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a
man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
25: But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
26: Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we
should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us
with groanings which cannot be uttered.
27: And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit,
because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
28: And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to
them who are the called according to his purpose.
29: For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the
image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
30: Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he
called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
31: What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be
32: He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how
shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
33: Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect? It is God
34: Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is
risen again, who is even at the righthand of God, who also maketh
intercession for us.
35: Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation,
or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36: As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are
accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37: Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved
38: For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39: Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate
us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.