- What preferment then hath ye Iew?
or what auauntageth circumcision?
- Much euery way.
First, for because yt vnto them were committed ye wordes of God.
- What then though some of them dyd not beleue?
Shal their vnbeliefe make the fayth of God without effect?
- God forbyd.
Yea let God be true, and euery man a lyer, as it is writte: That thou myghtest be iustified in thy sayinges, and ouercome when thou art iudged.
- But yf our vnrighteousnes setteth foorth the righteousnes of God, what shall we saye?
Is God vnryghteous which taketh vengeaunce?
I speake after the maner of men,
- God forbyd.
For howe then shall God iudge the worlde?
- For yf the trueth of God hath more abounded through my lye, vnto his glory, why am I as yet iudged as a sinner?
- And not rather (as men speake euyll of vs, and as some affirme that we say) let vs do euyll, that good may come therof?
Whose dampnation is iuste.
- What then?
Are we better [then they?] No, in no wise.
For we haue alredy proued, howe that both Iewes and Gentiles are all vnder sinne.
- As it is written: There is none righteous, no not one.
- There is none that vnderstandeth, there is none that seketh after God.
- They are all gone out of the waye, they are all vnprofitable, there is none that doth good, no not one.
- Their throte is an open sepulchre, with their tongues they haue deceaued, the poyso of aspes is vnder their lippes.
- Whose mouth is full of cursyng and bytternesse.
- Their feete are swyft to shed blood.
- Heartes griefe & miserie are in their wayes.
- And they way of peace haue they not knowen.
- There is no feare of God before their eyes.
- Nowe we knowe that what thynges so euer the lawe saith, it saith it to them which are vnder the lawe: That all mouthes maye be stopped, and that al ye world may be indaungered to God.
- Because that by the deedes of the lawe, there shall no flesshe be iustified in his syght.
For by the lawe, commeth the knowledge of sinne.
- But nowe is the righteousnes of God declared without the lawe, beyng witnessed by the testimonie of the lawe and of the prophetes.
- The ryghteousnes of God [commeth] by the fayth of Iesus Christe, vnto all and vpon all them that beleue.
There is no difference:
- For all haue synned, and are destitute of the glorie of God,
- Iustified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Christe Iesu:
- Whom God hath set foorth to be a propitiatio, through fayth in his blood, to declare his ryghteousnes, in that he forgeueth the sinnes that are past,
- Which God dyd suffer, to shew at this tyme his righteousnes, that he might be iuste, & the iustifier of hym which beleueth on Iesus.
- Where is then thy boastyng?
It is excluded.
By what lawe?
Nay, but by the lawe of fayth.
- Therfore, we holde that a man is iustified by fayth, without the deedes of the lawe.
- Is he the God of the Iewes only?
Is he not also of the Gentiles?
Yes, euen of the Gentiles also.
- For it is one God whiche shall iustifie the circumcision by fayth, and vncircumcision through fayth.
- Do we then destroy the lawe through fayth?
God forbyd: But we rather mayntayne the lawe.