21 But now a Righteousness from God,
Apart from the Law, has been made known,
to which the Law and the Prophets Testify.
22 THIS RIGHTEOUSNESS FROM GOD
COMES THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST
TO ALL WHO BELIEVE.
THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE,
23 FOR ALL HAVE SINNED
AND FALL SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD,
24 AND ARE JUSTIFIED FREELY BY HIS GRACE
THROUGH THE REDEMPTION
THAT CAME BY CHRIST JESUS.
25 GOD PRESENTED HIM AS A SACRIFICE OF ATONEMENT,
THROUGH FAITH IN HIS BLOOD.
He did this to Demonstrate His Justice,
Because in His Forbearance
He had left the Sins Committed beforehand Unpunished--
26 HE DID IT TO DEMONSTRATE HIS JUSTICE
AT THE PRESENT TIME,
SO AS TO BE JUST
AND THE ONE WHO JUSTIFIES
THE MAN WHO HAS FAITH IN JESUS.
27 WHERE IS THE BOASTING?
IT IS EXCLUDED.
ON WHAT PRINCIPLE?
ON THAT OF OBSERVING THE LAW?
NO, BUT ON THAT OF FAITH.
28 FOR WE MAINTAIN THAT A MAN IS JUSTIFIED BY FAITH
APART FROM OBSERVING THE LAW.
29 Is God the God of Jews only?
Is He not the God of Gentiles too?
Yes, of Gentiles too,
30 SINCE THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD,
WHO WILL JUSTIFY THE CIRCUMCISED BY FAITH
AND THE UNCIRCUMCISED THROUGH THAT SAME FAITH.
31 DO WE, THEN NULLIFY THE LAW BY THIS FAITH?
NOT AT ALL!
RATHER, WE UPHOLD THE LAW.