Romans 3:1-18

A. 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 of God.

B. 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;

C. as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

B’. 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.

A’. 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,

(Psalm 53:1-3)
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.

(Psalm 5:9)
13 Their throat is an open sepulchre;
with their tongues they have used deceit;

(Psalm 140:3)
the poison of asps is under their lips:

(Psalm 10:7)
14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

(Isaiah 57:7-8)
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:

(Psalm 36:1)
18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.

2 thoughts on “Romans 3:1-18”

  1. It is worth noting that even though faith and righteousness aren’t exact word matches, both verses have contrasts, v3 unbelief and faith, v5 unrighteousness and righteousness.

  2. Q. Why Psalm 14 and 53. Appear to be the same..?
    Is it obvious which one Paul is quoting in Romans 3. .?

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