1 What then is the excellence of the Jihudoya, and what the profit of circumcision?
2 Much in every thing: primarily that they had intrusted (to them) the words of Aloha.
3 For if some of them believed not, would their unbelief abolish the faithfulness of Aloha?
4 Not so: for Aloha is true, and every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mayest be just in thy words, And triumph when they judge thee.
5 But if our iniquity the righteousness of Aloha establisheth, what shall we say? Is Aloha evil, who bringeth his wrath? As a man do I speak.
6 Not so; otherwise how shall Aloha judge the world?
7 For if the truth of Aloha is promoted by my lie unto his glory, why then am I judged as a sinner?
8 Or why, as certain blaspheme concerning us, affirming that we say, Let us do evil, that good may come? they, whose condemnation is reserved by justice.
9 What then, have we attained excellence? (No.) For before we decided of the Jihudoyee and of the Aramoyee that they are all under sin;
10 as it is written, None is righteous, not one.
11 None understandeth or seeketh Aloha.
12 All have declined together and are reprobate, And there is none that doeth good, not one.
13 Open sepulchres are their throats, Their tongues have deceived, And the venom of asps is under their lips.
14 Their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness,
15 And their feet are swift to shed blood.
16 Crushing and misery are in their ways;
17 And the way of peace they have not known;
18 And the fear of Aloha is not before their eyes.
19 BUT we know that whatever the law saith, to them who are under the law it saith: that every mouth may be shut, and all the world be guilty unto Aloha.
20 Because by the works of the law no flesh is justified before him; for from the law sin is known.
21 But now, without the law the righteousness of Aloha is revealed, and the law and the prophets (themselves) testify of it.
22 But the righteousness of Aloha is by faith of Jeshu Meshiha, unto all and also upon all who believe in him. For there is no distinction:
23 for all have sinned, and have failed of the glory of Aloha;
24 and all are justified by grace freely, and (that) through the redemption which is in Jeshu Meshiha,
25 whom Aloha before ordained (to be) a propitiation through faith in his blood for our sins which from the first we had sinned, within the space which Aloha hath given to us in his patience,
26 unto the manifestation of his righteousness which (is) in this time: that he might be just, and might justify in righteousness him who is in the faith of our Lord Jeshu Meshiha.
27 Where, then, is boasting? It is abolished. By what law? of works? No, but by the law of faith.
28 We comprehend, therefore, that by faith man is justified, and not by the works of the law.
29 Is Aloha of the Jihudoyee only, and not of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also
30 Because one is Aloha, who justifieth the circumcision by faith, also the uncircumcision by the same faith.
31 Do we therefore the law abolish by faith? Not so, but the law itself we establish.