The Righteousness of God Through Faith

Romans 3

21 But now u the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, v being witnessed by the Law w and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all 1 and on all who believe. For x there is no difference; 23 for y all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified 2 freely z by His grace a through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God set forth b as a 3 propitiation c by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over d the sins that were previously committed, 26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

27 e Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28 Therefore we conclude f that a man is 4 justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law. 29 Or is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also, 30 since g there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith. 31 Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law.

  1. Cross References
    Acts 15:11
    "But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they."
  2. Cross References
    John 5:46
    For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me.
  3. Cross References
    1 Peter 1:10
    Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you.
  4. Cross References
    Romans 10:12
    For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him.
    Galatians 3:28
    There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
    Colossians 3:11
    Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.
  5. Cross References
    Galatians 3:22
    But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
  6. Cross References
    Romans 4:4
    Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.
    Romans 4:16
    Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all
    Ephesians 2:8
    For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.
    Titus 3:5
    Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.
    Titus 3:7
    That having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
  7. Cross References
    Matthew 20:28
    "just as the Son of Man did not come to be serv...
    Ephesians 1:7
    In Him we have redemption through His blood, th...
    Colossians 1:14
    In whom we have redemption through His blood, t...
    1 Timothy 2:6
    Who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testif...
    Hebrews 9:12
    Not with the blood of goats and calves, but wit...
    Hebrews 9:15
    And for this reason He is the Mediator of the n...
    1 Peter 1:18
    Knowing that you were not redeemed with corrupt...
    1 Peter 1:19
    But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a ...
  8. Cross References
    Leviticus 16:15
    Then he shall kill the goat of the sin offering, which is for the people, bring its blood inside the veil, do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it on the mercy seat and before the mercy seat.
  9. Cross References
    Colossians 1:20
    And by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
  10. Cross References
    Acts 14:16
    Who in bygone generations allowed all nations to walk in their own ways.
    Acts 17:30
    Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent.
    Romans 2:4
    Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
  11. Cross References
    Romans 2:17
    Indeed you are called a Jew, and rest on the law, and make your boast in God.
    Romans 2:23
    You who make your boast in the law, do you dishonor God through breaking the law?
    1 Corinthians 1:29
    That no flesh should glory in His presence.
    Ephesians 2:9
    Not of works, lest anyone should boast.
  12. Cross References
    Galatians 2:16
    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.
  13. Cross References
    Romans 10:12
    For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him.
    Galatians 3:8
    And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, "In you all the nations shall be blessed.
    Galatians 3:20
    Now a mediator does not mediate for one only, but God is one.
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