No One Is Righteous
What then? Are we better than they? Not at all. For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that k they are all under sin.
As it is written:
l "There is none righteous, no, not one;
There is none who understands;
There is none who seeks after God.
They have all turned aside;
They have together become unprofitable;
There is none who does good, no, not one."
"Their m throat is an open tomb;
With their tongues they have practiced deceit";
n "The poison of asps is under their lips";
"Whose o mouth is full of cursing and bitterness."
"Their p feet are swift to shed blood;
Destruction and misery are in their ways;
And the way of peace they have not known."
"There q is no fear of God before their eyes."
Now we know that whatever r the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that s every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
Therefore t by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
For God has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all.
But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
Psalms 14:1 - 3
The fool has said in his heart, " There is no God." They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good.
Psalms 53:1 - 3
The fool has said in his heart, " There is no God." They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity; There is none who does good.
For there is not a just man on earth who does good And does not sin.
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; Their inward part is destruction; Their throat is an open tomb; They flatter with their tongue.
They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; The poison of asps is under their lips. Selah
His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression; Under his tongue is trouble and iniquity.
For their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed blood.
Their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; Wasting and destruction are in their paths.
The way of peace they have not known, And there is no justice in their ways; They have made themselves crooked paths; Whoever takes that way shall not know peace.
An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes.
Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, 'I said, "You are gods" ' ?
So the poor have hope, And injustice shuts her mouth.
The righteous see it and rejoice, And all iniquity stops its mouth.
Do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no one living is righteous.
And by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.