Romans 3:20
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New International Version
Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God's sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.

New Living Translation
For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are.

English Standard Version
For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore no one will be justified in His sight by works of the Law. For the Law merely brings awareness of sin.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore by works of the Law, not any flesh will be justified before Him; for through the Law is knowledge of sin.

New American Standard Bible
because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For no one will be justified in His sight by the works of the law, because the knowledge of sin comes through the law.

International Standard Version
Therefore, God will not justify any human being by means of the actions prescribed by the Law, for through the Law comes the full knowledge of sin.

NET Bible
For no one is declared righteous before him by the works of the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because by works of The Written Law no one is justified before him, for by The Written Law sin has been made known.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Not one person can have God's approval by following Moses' Teachings. Moses' Teachings show what sin is.

New American Standard 1977
because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For by the deeds of the law, no flesh shall be justified in his sight; for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
because by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified in his sight; for through the law cometh the knowledge of sin.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified before him. For by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore by works of law no flesh shall be justified before him; for by law [is] knowledge of sin.

English Revised Version
because by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for through the law cometh the knowledge of sin.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
For on the ground of obedience to Law no man living will be declared righteous before Him. Law simply brings a sure knowledge of sin.

World English Bible
Because by the works of the law, no flesh will be justified in his sight. For through the law comes the knowledge of sin.

Young's Literal Translation
wherefore by works of law shall no flesh be declared righteous before Him, for through law is a knowledge of sin.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:19,20 It is in vain to seek for justification by the works of the law. All must plead guilty. Guilty before God, is a dreadful word; but no man can be justified by a law which condemns him for breaking it. The corruption in our nature, will for ever stop any justification by our own works.
Study Bible
There is No One Righteous
19Now we know that whatever the Law says, it says to those who are under the Law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. 20Therefore no one will be justified in His sight by works of the Law. For the Law merely brings awareness of sin. 21But now, apart from the Law, the righteousness of God has been revealed, as attested by the Law and the Prophets.…
Cross References
Psalm 143:2
And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no man living is righteous.

Acts 13:39
Through Him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the Law of Moses.

Romans 3:28
For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law.

Romans 4:15
because the Law brings wrath. And where there is no law, there is no transgression.

Romans 5:13
For sin was in the world before the Law was given; but sin is not taken into account when there is no law.

Romans 5:20
The Law was given so that the trespass would increase; but where sin increased, grace increased all the more,

Romans 7:7
What then shall we say? Is the Law sin? By no means! Indeed, I would not have been mindful of sin if not for the Law. For I would not have been aware of coveting if the Law had not said, "Do not covet."

Romans 7:8
But sin, seizing its opportunity through the commandment, produced in me every kind of covetous desire. For apart from the Law, sin is dead.

Romans 7:11
For sin, seizing its opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through the commandment put me to death.

1 Corinthians 15:56
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the Law.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

Therefore.

Romans 3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the …

Romans 2:13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers …

Romans 4:13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not …

Romans 9:32 Why? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works …

Acts 13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which …

Galatians 2:16,19 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but …

Galatians 3:10-13 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for …

Galatians 5:4 Christ is become of no effect to you, whoever of you are justified …

Ephesians 2:8,9 For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: …

Titus 3:5-7 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to …

James 2:9,10 But if you have respect to persons, you commit sin, and are convinced …

no flesh.

Job 25:4 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that …

Psalm 130:3 If you, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

Psalm 143:2 And enter not into judgment with your servant: for in your sight …

James 2:20-26 But will you know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead…

in his sight.

Job 15:15 Behold, he puts no trust in his saints; yes, the heavens are not …

Job 25:5 Behold even to the moon, and it shines not; yes, the stars are not …

for by the.

Romans 7:7-9 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. No, I had not …

Galatians 2:19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live to God.

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