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3:1 What advantage then has the Jew? or what profit is there of of
3:2 Much every way; chiefly, because that unto
them were committed the oracles
ones took this responsibility
3:3 For what
if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God
3:4 God forbid. Yea, let God
be true, but every man a liar.(God
no mistakes). As it is written.(this
is written in
That you might be justified in your sayings and might overcome when you
last sentence in this verse means you'll come to see that the result of
what you have (what you now possess in life), may be showing you, that
is, judging your thoughts and resultant
something is not right, so that you can correct it. lIfe is all about correction
3:5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what
shall we say? Is God unrighteous who takes vengeance? I speak as a man.
3:9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have
before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin
therefor all of us needed redemption.
3:10 As it is written.(in
the Old Testament in Psalms 14:1-3
and 53:1-3), There
is none righteous, no, not one.
is talking about the ordinary consciousness
of humanity, but in the high consciousness of the Creator, it's a
3:11,12 There is none that understands. There is none that seeks after
God. They are all gone out of the way. They are together become unprofitable.
There is none that does good, no, not one.
3:13 Their throat is an open sepulchre. With their tongues they have
used deceit. The poison of asps
is under their lips.
3:14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.
3:15,16 Their feet are swift to shed blood. Destruction and misery
are in their ways.
3:17 And the way of peace have they not known.
have they not known?
3:18 There is no fear
of God before their eyes.
3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law says, it says to them
who are under the law.(who
are the 'them' and what law were they under?), that every
mouth may be stopped and all the world may become guilty before God.
was all the world to be made guilty in God's eyes?.Romans
3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified
in his sight. For by the law is the knowledge of sin.
requires knowledge of what wrong to do, so what are those things wrong
not to do that are not of the
way of love?
3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested,
being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith
of Emmanuel the Christ unto all and upon all them that believe.(Romans
8:4). For there is no
that what the true righteous Creator wants for us comes by
3:23 For all have sinned
and come short of the glory of God;
his grace through the
that is in Christ.Emmanuel.
redemption is in
Him, not in one's own works of being a goody-goody self-righteous
3:25 Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation
through faith in his blood.(what
He accomplished for all through fulfilling the purpose He came to Earth
the first place), to declare his righteousness for the
remission of sins that are past.(why
just the past?), through the forbearance of God;
without having some emotional experience of repentence (Hebrews
6:1), that is, once one decides to be on the path of a higher consciousness,
he is then ok and in the realm
of God, the realm of love, aligned with God.
3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness. That he might
be just and the justifier of him which believe in Emmanuel.
3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works?
Nay, but by the law of faith.
is a law, that is, it always works, but it's not your faith, it's
God's faith and that as a gift to you:.Ephesians
2:8; so, the gift from God is a law that always works good for you
and it's a gift from God for all; and it was given before humanity was
on the Earth (2Timothy 1:9), but
humanity as a whole, didn't want anything to do with God and His gifts:.Jeremiah
3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without
the deeds of the law.
3:29 Is he the God of the Jews only? Is he not also of the Gentiles?
Yes, of the Gentiles also.
3:30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision.(the
ancient Israelites were required to be circumcised).by
faith and uncircumcision.(refers
to the Gentiles).through faith.