Romans 3:1-8 New International Version

3 What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision? 2  Much in every way! First of all, the Jews have been entrusted with the very words of God. 3  What if some were unfaithful? Will their unfaithfulness nullify God's faithfulness? 4  Not at all! Let God be true, and every human being a liar. As it is written: "So that you may be proved right when you speak and prevail when you judge."[1] 5  But if our unrighteousness brings out God's righteousness more clearly, what shall we say? That God is unjust in bringing his wrath on us? (I am using a human argument.) 6  Certainly not! If that were so, how could God judge the world? 7  Someone might argue, "If my falsehood enhances God's truthfulness and so increases his glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner?" 8  Why not say-as some slanderously claim that we say-"Let us do evil that good may result"? Their condemnation is just!

Footnotes

[1] 3:4 Psalm 51:4

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