9 What shall we conclude then?
Are we any better?
Not at all!
We have already made the charge
THAT JEWS AND GENTILES ALIKE
AR ALL UNDER SIN.
10 As it is written:
'There is No one Righteous,
NOT EVEN ONE;
11 There is No one who understands,
No one who seeks God.
12 ALL have turned away,
THEY HAVE TOGETHER BECOME WORTHLESS;
Thee is No one who does Good,
NOT EVEN ONE.'
13 Their throats are Open Graves;
Their tongues practice Deceit.
14 Their mouths are full of Cursing and Bitterness.'
15 Their feet are swift to Shed Blood;
16 Ruin and Misery mark their ways,
17 And the way of Peace they do not know.'
18 'THERE IS NO FEAR OF GOD BEFORE THEIR EYES.'
19 Now we know that whatever the Law says,
It says to those who are Under the Law,
SO THAT EVERY MOUTH MAY BE SILENCED
AND THE WHOLE WORLD HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO GOD.
20 Therefore No one will be declared Righteous in His sight
By Observing the Law;
RATHER, THROUGH THE LAW
WE BECOME CONSCIOUS OF SIN.