1 Quid ergo amplius est Iudaeo, aut quae utilitas circumcisionis?
2 Multum per omnem modum. Primum quidem, quia credita sunt illis eloquia Dei.
3 Quid enim, si quidam non crediderunt? Numquid incredulitas illorum fidem Dei evacuabit?
4 Absit! Exstet autem Deus verax, omnis autem homo mendax, sicut scriptum est: "Ut iustificeris in sermonibus tuis et vincas cum iudicaris".
5 Si autem iniustitia nostra iustitiam Dei commendat, quid dicemus? Numquid iniustus Deus, qui infert iram? Secundum hominem dico.
6 Absit! Alioquin quomodo iudicabit Deus mundum?
7 Si enim veritas Dei in meo mendacio abundavit in gloriam ipsius, quid adhuc et ego tamquam peccator iudicor?
8 Et non, sicut blasphemamur, et sicut aiunt quidam nos dicere: "Faciamus mala, ut veniant bona"? Quorum damnatio iusta est.
9 Quid igitur? Praecellimus eos? Nequaquam! Antea enim causati sumus Iudaeos et Graecos omnes sub peccato esse,
10 sicut scriptum est: "Non est iustus quisquam,
11 non est intellegens, non est requirens Deum.
12 Omnes declinaverunt, simul inutiles facti sunt; non est qui faciat bonum, non est usque ad unum.
13 Sepulcrum patens est guttur eorum, linguis suis dolose agebant, venenum aspidum sub labiis eorum,
14 quorum os maledictione et amaritudine plenum est;
15 veloces pedes eorum ad effundendum sanguinem,
16 contritio et infelicitas in viis eorum,
17 et viam pacis non cognoverunt.
18 Non est timor Dei ante oculos eorum".
19 Scimus autem quoniam, quaecumque lex loquitur, his, qui in lege sunt, loquitur, ut omne os obstruatur, et obnoxius fiat omnis mundus Deo;
20 quia ex operibus legis non iustificabitur omnis caro coram illo, per legem enim cognitio peccati.
21 Nunc autem sine lege iustitia Dei manifestata est, testificata a Lege et Prophetis,
22 iustitia autem Dei per fidem Iesu Christi, in omnes, qui credunt. Non enim est distinctio:
23 omnes enim peccaverunt et egent gloria Dei,
24 iustificati gratis per gratiam ipsius per redemptionem, quae est in Christo Iesu;
25 quem proposuit Deus propitiatorium per fidem in sanguine ipsius ad ostensionem iustitiae suae, cum praetermisisset praecedentia delicta
26 in sustentatione Dei, ad ostensionem iustitiae eius in hoc tempore, ut sit ipse iustus et iustificans eum, qui ex fide est Iesu.
27 Ubi est ergo gloriatio? Exclusa est. Per quam legem? Operum? Non, sed per legem fidei.
28 Arbitramur enim iustificari hominem per fidem sine operibus legis.
29 An Iudaeorum Deus tantum? Nonne et gentium? Immo et gentium,
30 quoniam quidem unus Deus, qui iustificabit circumcisionem ex fide et praeputium per fidem.
31 Legem ergo destruimus per fidem? Absit, sed legem statuimus.
King James Version
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.
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 Christ Jesus:
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 the law.