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Righteousness Through Faith
21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of GodA)”>(A) has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify.B)”>(B) 22 This righteousnessC)”>(C) is given through faithD)”>(D) ina]”>[a] Jesus ChristE)”>(E) to all who believe.F)”>(F) There is no difference between Jew and Gentile,G)”>(G) 23 for all have sinnedH)”>(H) and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justifiedI)”>(I) freely by his graceJ)”>(J) through the redemptionK)”>(K) that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement,b]”>[b]L)”>(L) through the shedding of his bloodM)”>(M)—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunishedN)”>(N)— 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
- Romans 3:22 Or through the faithfulness of
- Romans 3:25 The Greek for sacrifice of atonement refers to the atonement cover on the ark of the covenant (see Lev. 16:15,16).
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