The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans
1 – What advantage then hath the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision?
2 – Much every way. First indeed, because the words of God were committed to them.
3 – For what if some of them have not believed? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid.
4 – But God is true; and every man a liar, as it is written, That thou mayest be justified in thy words, and mayest overcome when thou art judged.
5 – But if our injustice commend the justice of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust, who executeth wrath?
6 – (I speak according to man.) God forbid: otherwise how shall God judge this world?
7 – For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie, unto his glory, why am I also yet judged as a sinner?
8 – And not rather (as we are slandered, and as some affirm that we say) let us do evil, that there may come good? whose damnation is just.
9 – What then? Do we excel them? No, not so. For we have charged both Jews, and Greeks, that they are all under sin.
10 – As it is written: There is not any man just.
11 – There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
12 – All have turned out of the way; they are become unprofitable together: there is none that doth good, there is not so much as one.
13 – Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have dealt deceitfully. The venom of asps is under their lips.
14 – Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
15 – Their feet swift to shed blood:
16 – Destruction and misery in their ways:
17 – And the way of peace they have not known:
18 – There is no fear of God before their eyes.
19 – Now we know, that what things soever the law speaketh, it speaketh to them that are in the law; that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may be made subject to God.
20 – Because by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified before him. For by the law is the knowledge of sin.
21 – But now without the law the justice of God is made manifest, being witnessed by the law and the prophets.
22 – Even the justice of God, by faith of Jesus Christ, unto all and upon all them that believe in him: for there is no distinction:
23 – For all have sinned, and do need the glory of God.
24 – Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption, that is in Christ Jesus,
25 – Whom God hath proposed to be a propitiation, through faith in his blood, to the shewing of his justice, for the remission of former sins,
26 – Through the forbearance of God, for the shewing of his justice in this time; that he himself may be just, and the justifier of him, who is of the faith of Jesus Christ.
27 – Where is then thy boasting? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith.
28 – For we account a man to be justified by faith, without the works 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 – For it is one God, that justifieth circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
31 – Do we, then, destroy the law through faith? God forbid: but we establish the law.
The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.