28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

Other Translations of Romans 3:28

New International Version

28 For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.

English Standard Version

28 For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.

The Message

28 We've finally figured it out. Our lives get in step with God and all others by letting him set the pace, not by proudly or anxiously trying to run the parade.

New King James Version

28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law.

New Living Translation

28 So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Romans 3:28

Commentary on Romans 3:27-31

(Read Romans 3:27-31)

God will have the great work of the justification and salvation of sinners carried on from first to last, so as to shut out boasting. Now, if we were saved by our own works, boasting would not be excluded. But the way of justification by faith for ever shuts out boasting. Yet believers are not left to be lawless; faith is a law, it is a working grace, wherever it is in truth. By faith, not in this matter an act of obedience, or a good work, but forming the relation between Christ and the sinner, which renders it proper that the believer should be pardoned and justified for the sake of the Saviour, and that the unbeliever who is not thus united or related to him, should remain under condemnation. The law is still of use to convince us of what is past, and to direct us for the future. Though we cannot be saved by it as a covenant, yet we own and submit to it, as a rule in the hand of the Mediator.