But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from law, although the law and the prophets bear witness to it, 22: the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction; 23: since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24: they are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus, 25: whom God put forward as an expiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins; 26: it was to prove at the present time that he himself is righteous and that he justifies him who has faith in Jesus. 27: Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On the principle of works? No, but on the principle of faith. 28: For we hold that a man is justified by faith apart from works of law. 29: Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, 30: since God is one; and he will justify the circumcised on the ground of their faith and the uncircumcised through their faith. 31: Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law. Chapter 4 1: What then shall we say about Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? 2: For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3: For what does the scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness." 4: Now to one who works, his wages are not reckoned as a gift but as his due. 5: And to one who does not work but trusts him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is reckoned as righteousness. ... 13: The promise to Abraham and his descendants, that they should inherit the world, did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith. 14: If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. 15: For the law brings wrath, but where there is no law there is no transgression. 16: That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants -- not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham, for he is the father of us all, 17: as it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations" -- in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. 18: In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations; as he had been told, "So shall your descendants be." 19: He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead because he was about a hundred years old, or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah's womb. 20: No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, 21: fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. 22: That is why his faith was "reckoned to him as righteousness." 23: But the words, "it was reckoned to him," were written not for his sake alone, 24: but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him that raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, 25: who was put to death for our trespasses and raised for our justification. Chapter 10
4: For Christ is the end of the law, that every one who has faith may be justified. 5: Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on the law shall live by it. 6: But the righteousness based on faith says, Do not say in your heart, "Who will ascend into heaven?" (that is, to bring Christ down) 7: or "Who will descend into the abyss?" (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8: But what does it say? The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach); 9: because, if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10: For man believes with his heart and so is justified, and he confesses with his lips and so is saved. 11: The scripture says, "No one who believes in him will be put to shame." 12: For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and bestows his riches upon all who call upon him. 13: For "every one who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved."