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Romans

3:1 So what is the advantage in being a Judean, or what is the benefit of circumcision?

τι
G5101
what
ουν
G3767
then
το
G3588
the
περισσον
G4053
excessive
του
G3588
[of]-the
ιουδαιου
G2453
[of]-Judea
η
G2228
or-else
τις
G5101
who

G3588
the
ωφελεια
G5622
usefulness
της
G3588
[of]-the
περιτομης
G4061
[of]-circumcision

3:2 Much in every way! Above all, they were entrusted with the oracles of God.

πολυ
G4183
many
κατα
G2596
down
παντα
G3956
all
τροπον
G5158
manner
πρωτον
G4412
first
μεν
G3303
in-fact
γαρ
G1063
because
ὁτι
G3754
since
επιστευθησαν
G4100
they-were-trusted
τα
G3588
the
λογια
G3051
utterances
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God

3:3 But what if some didn’t believe; wouldn’t that nullify the faithfulness of God?

τι
G5101
what
γαρ
G1063
because
ει.
G1487
if
ηπιστησαν
G569
they-distrusted
τινες
G5100
some
μη
G3361
not

G3588
the
απιστια
G570
[to]-distrust
αυτων
G846
[of]-them
την
G3588
the
πιστιν
G4102
trust
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
καταργησει
G2673
shall-neutralize

3:4 Absolutely not! God is always true, so everyone who opposes is a liar; as it has been written, “So that you were justified in your words and will be awarded the verdict when you go to court.”

μη
G3361
not
γενοιτο
G1096
may-come-to-be
γινεσθω
G1096
let-him/her/it-come-to-be!
δε
G1161
yet

G3588
the
θεος
G2316
God
αληθης
G227
true
πας
G3956
all
δε
G1161
yet
ανθρωπος
G444
person
ψευστης
G5583
falsifier
καθως
G2531
according-to
γεγραπται
G1125
it-has-been-written
ὁπως
G3704
so-that
αν
G302
ever
δικαιωθης
G1344
you-may-be-justified
εν
G1722
in
τοις
G3588
[to]-those
λογοις
G3056
[to]-sayings
σου
G4675
[of]-you
και
G2532
and
νικησεις
G3528
you-shall-subjugate
εν
G1722
in
τω
G3588
[to]-the
κρινεσθαι
G2919
to-be-judged
σε
G4571
you

3:5 But if our injustice makes God’s justice look even better, can’t we say that it is wrong for God to release his rage on us? (I’m using a human argument.)

ει.
G1487
if
δε
G1161
yet

G3588
the
αδικια
G93
[to]-injustice
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
δικαιοσυνην
G1343
justice
συνιστησιν
G4921
is-commending
τι
G5101
what
ερουμεν
G2046
we-shall-ask
μη
G3361
not
αδικος
G94
unjust

G3588
the
θεος
G2316
God

G3588
the
επιφερων
G2018
imposing
την
G3588
the
οργην
G3709
rage
κατα
G2596
down
ανθρωπον
G444
person
λεγω
G3004
I-am-saying

3:6 Absolutely not! How else would God judge the world?

μη
G3361
not
γενοιτο
G1096
may-come-to-be
επει
G1893
since
πως
G4459
how
κρινει
G2919
is-judging

G3588
the
θεος
G2316
God
τον
G3588
the
κοσμον
G2889
arrangement

3:7 Yet if my falsehood made the truth of God even clearer, why am I still being judged as a failure?

ει.
G1487
if
δε
G1161
yet

G3588
the
αληθεια
G225
[to]-truth
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
εν
G1722
in
τω
G3588
[to]-the
εμω
G1699
[to]-my
ψευσματι
G5582
[to]-falsehood
επερισσευσεν
G5656
exceeds
εις
G1519
into
την
G3588
the
δοξαν
G1391
honor
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
τι
G5101
what
ετι
G2089
still
καγω
G2504
and-I
ὡς
G5613
as
ἁμαρτωλος
G268
failing
κρινομαι
G2919
I-am-judged

3:8 And why not say (as some falsely accuse us of saying) that we should do evil so that good will come of it? They will get the judgment they deserve!

και
G2532
and
μη
G3361
not
καθως
G2531
according-to
βλασφημουμεθα
G987
we-are-slandered
και
G2532
and
καθως
G2531
according-to
φασιν
G5346
they-affirm
τινες
G5100
some
ἡμας
G2248
us
λεγειν
G3004
to-say
ὁτι
G3754
since
ποιησωμεν
G4160
we-should-do
τα
G3588
the
κακα
G2556
depraved
ἱνα
G2443
that
ελθη
G2064
may-come
τα
G3588
the
αγαθα
G18
good
ὡν
G3739
[of]-whom
το
G3588
the
κριμα
G2917
judgment
ενδικον
G1738
fair
εστιν
G2076
is

3:9 So then, does this mean we are exempt? Of course not, because we have already shown that both Judeans and Greeks are all failures,

τι
G5101
what
ουν
G3767
then
προεχομεθα
G4284
we-are-privileged
ου
G3756
not
παντως
G3843
entirely
προητιασαμεθα
G4256
we-already-established-the-charge
γαρ
G1063
because
ιουδαιους
G2453
Judeans
τε
G5037
both
και
G2532
and
ἑλληνας
G1672
Greeks
παντας
G3956
all
παντας
G3956
all
ἁμαρτιαν
G266
failure
ειναι
G1511
to-be

3:10 just as it is written: “No one is righteous, not even one.

καθως
G2531
according-to
γεγραπται
G1125
it-has-been-written
ὁτι
G3754
since
ουκ
G3756
not
εστιν
G2076
is
δικαιος
G1342
just
ουδε
G3761
not-even
εἱς
G1520
one

3:11 Not one understands, not one seeks out God.

ουκ
G3756
not
εστιν
G2076
is

G3588
the
συνιων
G4920
being-intelligent
ουκ
G3756
not
εστιν
G2076
is

G3588
the
εκζητων
G1567
seeking-out
τον
G3588
the
θεον
G2316
God

3:12 They all turned away from him and became useless; no one shows kindness; not even one!

παντες
G3956
all
εξεκλιναν
G1578
they-turned-away
ἁμα
G260
simultaneously
ηχρειωθησαν
G889
they-were-useless
ουκ
G3756
not
εστιν
G2076
is
ποιων
G4160
doing
χρηστοτητα
G5544
kindness
ουκ
G3756
not
εστιν
G2076
is
ἑως
G2193
until
ἑνος
G1520
[of]-one

3:13 “Their throats are open graves; with their tongues they deceive. The venom of asps is behind their lips;

ταφος
G5028
grave
ανεωγμενος
G455
having-been-opened-up

G3588
the
λαρυγξ
G2995
throat
αυτων
G846
[of]-them
ταις
G3588
[to]-the
γλωσσαις
G1100
[to]-tongues
αυτων
G846
[of]-them
εδολιουσαν
G1387
they-deceive
ιος
G2447
venom
ασπιδων
G785
[of]-asps
ὑπο
G5259
under
τα
G3588
the
χειλη
G5491
lips
αυτων
G846
[of]-them

3:14 Their mouths are crammed full of curses and bitterness;

ὡν
G3739
[of]-whom
το
G3588
the
στομα
G4750
mouth
αρας
G142
elevating
και
G2532
and
πικριας
G4088
[of]-bitterness
γεμει
G1073
is-loaded

3:15 “Their feet are quick to shed blood;

οξεις
G3691
sharp
οἱ
G3588
the
ποδες
G4228
feet
αυτων
G846
[of]-them
εκχεαι
G1632
to-pour-out
αἱμα
G129
blood

3:16 bone-crushing labor is in their paths,

συντριμμα
G4938
crushedness
και
G2532
and
ταλαιπωρια
G5004
drudgery
εν
G1722
in
ταις
G3588
[to]-the
ὁδοις
G3598
[to]-ways
αυτων
G846
[of]-them

3:17 and they do not know the way of peace.

και
G2532
and
ὁδον
G3598
way
ειρηνης
G1515
[of]-peace
ουκ
G3756
not
εγνωσαν
G1097
they-knew

3:18 “There is no respect for God in their eyes.”

ουκ
G3756
not
εστιν
G2076
is
φοβος
G5401
fear
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
απεναντι
G561
from-in-front-of
των
G3588
[of]-the
οφθαλμων
G3788
[of]-eyes
αυτων
G846
[of]-them

3:19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under it, so that every mouth will be silenced and the entire world will stand trial before God.

οιδαμεν
G1492
we-have-seen
δε
G1161
yet
ὁτι
G3754
since
ὁσα
G3745
all-that

G3588
the
νομος
G3551
law
λεγειν
G3004
to-say
τοις
G3588
[to]-those
εν
G1722
in
τω
G3588
[to]-the
νομω
G3551
[to]-law
λαλει
G2980
is-talking
ἱνα
G2443
that
παν
G3956
all
στομα
G4750
mouth
φραγη
G5420
may-be-blocked
και
G2532
and
ὑποδικος
G5267
liable-to-stand-trial
γενηται
G1096
may-come-to-be
πας
G3956
all

G3588
the
κοσμος
G2889
arrangement
τω
G3588
[to]-the
θεω
G2316
[to]-God

3:20 After all, no one will be justified in his sight by keeping the law, since its purpose is to expose failures.

διοτι
G1360
on-account-of
εξ
G1537
out
εργων
G2041
[of]-actions
νομου
G3551
[of]-law
ου
G3756
not
δικαιωθησεται
G1344
shall-be-justified
πασα
G3956
all
σαρξ
G4561
flesh
ενωπιον
G1799
in-the-face-of
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
δια
G1223
through
γαρ
G1063
because
νομου
G3551
[of]-law
επιγνωσις
G1922
recognition
ἁμαρτιας
G266
failure

3:21 Instead, a justice outside of law has appeared, to which the Law and the Prophets attest.

νυνι
G3570
now
δε
G1161
yet
χωρις
G5565
without
νομου
G3551
[of]-law
δικαιοσυνη
G1343
justice
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
πεφανερωται
G5319
has-been-revealed
μαρτυρουμενη
G3140
being-witnessed
ὑπο
G5259
under
του
G3588
[of]-the
νομου
G3551
[of]-law
και
G2532
and
των
G3588
[of]-the
προφητων
G4396
[of]-prophets

3:22 This justice from God comes through faith in Jesus the Anointed and is for all believers, with no exceptions.

δικαιοσυνη
G1343
justice
δε
G1161
yet
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
δια
G1223
through
πιστεως
G4102
[of]-trust
ιησου
G2424
[of]-Jesus
χριστου
G5547
[of]-anointed
εις
G1519
into
παντας
G3956
all
τους
G3588
the
πιστευοντας
G4100
trusting
ου
G3756
not
γαρ
G1063
because
εστιν
G2076
is
διαστολη
G1293
difference

3:23 For all failed and lack God’s honor,

παντες
G3956
all
γαρ
G1063
because
ἡμαρτον
G264
failed
και
G2532
and
ὑστερουνται
G5302
they-lack
της
G3588
[of]-the
δοξης
G1391
[of]-honor
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God

3:24 and all are justified by his generous gift, being ransomed by Anointed Jesus.

δικαιουμενοι
G1344
being-justified
δωρεαν
G1432
gratuity
τη
G3588
[to]-the
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
χαριτι
G5485
[to]-favor
δια
G1223
through
της
G3588
[of]-the
απολυτρωσεως
G629
[of]-release
της
G3588
[of]-the
εν
G1722
in
χριστω
G5547
[to]-anointed
ιησου
G2424
[of]-Jesus

3:25 God presented him as a sacrifice to remove our failures by means of faith in his spilled blood. This demonstrated his justice, because he had written off the penalty for failures committed beforehand.

ὁν
G3739
whom
προεθετο
G4388
intended

G3588
the
θεος
G2316
God
ἱλαστηριον
G2435
sacrifice-for-sin
δια
G1223
through
της
G3588
[of]-the
πιστεως
G4102
[of]-trust
εν
G1722
in
τω
G3588
[to]-the
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
αἱματι
G129
[to]-blood
εις
G1519
into
ενδειξιν
G1732
demonstration
της
G3588
[of]-the
δικαιοσυνης
G1343
[of]-justice
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
δια
G1223
through
την
G3588
the
παρεσιν
G3929
passover
των
G3588
[of]-the
προγεγονοτων
G4266
[of]-having-previously-become
ἁμαρτηματων
G265
[of]-failures

3:26 This happened in order to demonstrate his justice at the right time, the current age, showing him to be fair and making things right with those who put their trust in Jesus.

εν
G1722
in
τη
G3588
[to]-the
ανοχη
G463
[to]-tolerance
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
προς
G4314
toward
ενδειξιν
G1732
demonstration
της
G3588
[of]-the
δικαιοσυνης
G1343
[of]-justice
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
εν
G1722
in
τω
G3588
[to]-the
νυν
G3568
now
καιρω
G2540
[to]-time
εις
G1519
into
το
G3588
the
ειναι
G1511
to-be
αυτον
G846
him/her/it
δικαιον
G1342
just
και
G2532
and
δικαιουντα
G1344
justifying
τον
G3588
the
εκ
G1537
out
πιστεως
G4102
[of]-trust
ιησου
G2424
[of]-Jesus

3:27 So then, what basis is there for bragging? It was thrown out of court! And by what law, of good deeds? No! It was excluded by the law of faith.

που
G4226
where
ουν
G3767
then

G3588
the
καυχησις
G2746
boast
εξεκλεισθη
G1576
is-shut-out
δια
G1223
through
ποιου
G4169
[of]-what-kind-of?
νομου
G3551
[of]-law
των
G3588
[of]-the
εργων
G2041
[of]-actions
ουχι
G3780
not (emph.)
αλλα
G235
but
δια
G1223
through
νομου
G3551
[of]-law
πιστεως
G4102
[of]-trust

3:28 For we argue that a person is justified by faith apart from legal performance.

λογιζομεθα
G3049
we-calculate
γαρ
G1063
because
δικαιουσθαι
G1344
to-be-justified
πιστει
G4102
[to]-trust
ανθρωπον
G444
person
χωρις
G5565
without
εργων
G2041
[of]-actions
νομου
G3551
[of]-law

3:29 It is ridiculous to think God is only the God of the Judeans! Is he not also the God of the non-Judeans? Yes, also of the non-Judeans!

η
G2228
or-else
ιουδαιων
G2453
[of]-Judeans

G3588
the
θεος
G2316
God
μονον
G3440
only
ουχι
G3780
not (emph.)
δε
G1161
yet
και
G2532
and
εθνων
G1484
[of]-nations
ναι
G3483
yes
και
G2532
and
εθνων
G1484
[of]-nations

3:30 There is but one God, and he will justify both the circumcised and the uncircumcised by faith.

ειπερ
G1512
granted
εἱς
G1520
one

G3588
the
θεος
G2316
God
ὁς
G3739
who
δικαιωσει
G1344
shall-justify
περιτομην
G4061
circumcision
εκ
G1537
out
πιστεως
G4102
[of]-trust
και
G2532
and
ακροβυστιαν
G203
foreskin
δια
G1223
through
της
G3588
[of]-the
πιστεως
G4102
[of]-trust

3:31 Then do we nullify law by means of faith? Absolutely not! Rather, we uphold law.

νομον
G3551
law
ουν
G3767
then
καταργουμεν
G2673
we-are-neutralizing
δια
G1223
through
της
G3588
[of]-the
πιστεως
G4102
[of]-trust
μη
G3361
not
γενοιτο
G1096
may-come-to-be
αλλα
G235
but
νομον
G3551
law
ἱστανομεν
G2476
we-are-standing