3:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit [is there] of circumcision?
3:1 What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision?

3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.
3:2 Much in every way! Chiefly because to them were committed the oracles of God.

3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
3:3 For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect?

3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
3:4 Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written: "That You may be justified in Your words, And may overcome when You are judged."

3:5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? [Is] God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man )
3:5 But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust who inflicts wrath? (I speak as a man.)

3:6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
3:6 Certainly not! For then how will God judge the world?

3:7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
3:7 For if the truth of God has increased through my lie to His glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?

3:8 And not [rather], (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
3:8 And why not say, "Let us do evil that good may come"?--as we are slanderously reported and as some affirm that we say. Their condemnation is just.

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;
3:9 What then? Are we better than they? Not at all. For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin.

3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
3:10 As it is written: "There is none righteous, no, not one;

3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
3:11 There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God.

3:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
3:12 They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who 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:
3:13 "Their throat is an open tomb; With their tongues they have practiced deceit"; "The poison of asps is under their lips";

3:14 Whose mouth [is] full of cursing and bitterness:
3:14 "Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness."

3:15 Their feet [are] swift to shed blood:
3:15 "Their feet are swift to shed blood;

3:16 Destruction and misery [are] in their ways:
3:16 Destruction and misery are in their ways;

3:17 And the way of peace have they not known:
3:17 And the way of peace they have not known."

3:18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
3:18 "There is no fear of God before their eyes."

3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
3:19 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.

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.
3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
3:21 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,

3:22 Even the righteousness of God [which is] by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
3:22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference;

3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
3:24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

3:25 Whom God hath set forth [to be] a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
3:25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,

3:26 To declare, [I say], at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
3:26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

3:27 Where [is] boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith.

3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from 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:
3:29 Or is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also,

3:30 Seeing [it is] one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
3:30 since there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.

3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law.