Romans 3:22
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New International Version
This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile,

New Living Translation
We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.

English Standard Version
the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction:

New American Standard Bible
even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction;

King James Bible
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:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
--that is, God's righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ, to all who believe, since there is no distinction.

International Standard Version
God's righteousness through the faithfulness of Jesus the Messiah — for all who believe. For there is no distinction among people,

NET Bible
namely, the righteousness of God through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the righteousness of God is by the faith of Yeshua The Messiah unto every person, also upon every person who believes in him, for there is no distinction,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Everyone who believes has God's approval through faith in Jesus Christ. There is no difference between people.

Jubilee Bible 2000
the righteousness, that is, of God by the faith of Jesus, the Christ, for all and upon all those that believe in him, for there is no difference;

King James 2000 Bible
Even the righteousness of God which is by faith in Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

American King James Version
Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ to all and on all them that believe: for there is no difference:

American Standard Version
even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ unto all them that believe; for there is no distinction;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Even the justice of God, by faith of Jesus Christ, unto all and upon all them that believe in him: for there is no distinction:

Darby Bible Translation
righteousness of God by faith of Jesus Christ towards all, and upon all those who believe: for there is no difference;

English Revised Version
even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ unto all them that believe; for there is no distinction;

Webster's Bible Translation
Even the righteousness of God, which is by faith of Jesus Christ to all, and upon all them that believe; for there is no difference:

Weymouth New Testament
a righteousness coming from God, which depends on faith in Jesus Christ and extends to all who believe. No distinction is made;

World English Bible
even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ to all and on all those who believe. For there is no distinction,

Young's Literal Translation
and the righteousness of God is through the faith of Jesus Christ to all, and upon all those believing, -- for there is no difference,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:21-26 Must guilty man remain under wrath? Is the wound for ever incurable? No; blessed be God, there is another way laid open for us. This is the righteousness of God; righteousness of his ordaining, and providing, and accepting. It is by that faith which has Jesus Christ for its object; an anointed Saviour, so Jesus Christ signifies. Justifying faith respects Christ as a Saviour, in all his three anointed offices, as Prophet, Priest, and King; trusting in him, accepting him, and cleaving to him: in all these, Jews and Gentiles are alike welcome to God through Christ. There is no difference, his righteousness is upon all that believe; not only offered to them, but put upon them as a crown, as a robe. It is free grace, mere mercy; there is nothing in us to deserve such favours. It comes freely unto us, but Christ bought it, and paid the price. And faith has special regard to the blood of Christ, as that which made the atonement. God, in all this, declares his righteousness. It is plain that he hates sin, when nothing less than the blood of Christ would satisfy for it. And it would not agree with his justice to demand the debt, when the Surety has paid it, and he has accepted that payment in full satisfaction.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 22. - Even the righteousness of God through faith of Jesus Christ unto all (and upon all is added in the Textus Receptus, but ill supported) them that believe: for there is no distinction. We observe that the expression here used is not ἡ διὰ πίστεως but simply διὰ πίστεως. Thus διὰ πίστεως does not naturally connect itself with δικαιοσύνη Θεοῦ as defining it, but rather with εἰς πάντας which follows, and perhaps with reference to the πεφανέρωται of ver. 21 understood. The idea, then, may be still that of God's own righteousness, manifested in Christ, unto or towards all believers, who through faith apprehended it and became sharers in it. When St. Paul elsewhere speaks of the believer's imputed righteousness, his language is different, so as to make his meaning plain. Thus Romans 4:6, ῷ ὁ Θεὸς λογίζεται δικαιοσύνην δικαιοσύνης πίστεως; Romans 5:17, τῆς δωρεᾶς τῆς δικαιοσύνης; Romans 9:30δικαιοσύνην τὴν ἐκ πίτσεως; Philippians 3:9, τὴν ἐκ Θεοῦ δικαιοσύνην ἐπὶ τῇ πίστει. What we contend for is simply this - that the phrase δικαιοσύνη Θεοῦ means God's own righteousness, which, manifested in the atoning Christ, embraces believers, so that to them too righteousness may be imputed (Romans 4:11).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Even the righteousness of God, which is by faith of Jesus Christ,.... A further account is given of this righteousness: why it is called "the righteousness of God", and in what sense revealed and manifested; see Gill on Romans 1:17; Here it is said to be "by faith of Jesus Christ"; not by that faith which Christ himself had as man, but by that faith, of which he the author and object: the Alexandrian copy reads, "by faith in Jesus Christ"; and not by that as the cause of justification; for faith is neither the efficient, nor the moving, nor meritorious cause of it; no, nor the instrumental cause of it on the part of God or Christ: nor is faith the matter of a justifying righteousness; for faith is a part of sanctification, is itself imperfect, is a man's own, as it is implanted in him, and exercised by him; is here and elsewhere distinguished from righteousness; something else, and not that, as the obedience and blood of Christ, are said to be what men are made righteous and justified by: but faith is a means of apprehending and receiving righteousness; it views the excellency of Christ's righteousness; it owns the sufficiency of it; the soul by it renounces its own righteousness, submits to Christ's, rejoices in it, and gives him the glory of it: now this is by, or through faith,

unto all, and upon all: not all men, for all have not faith, nor are all justified and saved: but

all that believe; which must be understood, not of believing any thing, nor of any sort of believing; but of such, who truly and with the heart believe in Christ for salvation; and who are here opposed to the wise philosophers among the Gentiles, had to all self-righteous persons among the Jews. Though this character does not design any cause or condition of justification, but is only descriptive of the persons, who are declaratively interested in a justifying righteousness, which is said to be "unto", and "upon them"; that is, it is appointed, provided, and wrought out for them, and directed and applied unto them, and put upon them as a garment, and that upon all of them:

for there is no difference; of nation, age, or sex, or of state and condition; no respect is had to persons or works; nor is there any difference with respect to weak or strong believers; the righteousness is equally applied to one as to another, and one is as much justified by it in the sight of God as another.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

22. by faith of—that is, "in"

Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe—that is, perhaps, brought nigh "unto all" men the Gospel, and actually "upon all" believing men, as theirs in possession [Luther and others]; but most interpreters understand both statements" of believers as only a more emphatic way of saying that all believers, without distinction or exception, are put in possession of this gratuitous justification, purely by faith in Christ Jesus.

for there is no difference.

Romans 3:22 Additional Commentaries
Context
Justified by Faith
21But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; 23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,…
Cross References
Jeremiah 23:6
In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The LORD Our Righteous Savior.

Daniel 9:24
"Seventy 'sevens' are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place.

Acts 3:16
By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus' name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.

Acts 11:12
The Spirit told me to have no hesitation about going with them. These six brothers also went with me, and we entered the man's house.

Romans 1:17
For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed--a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith."

Romans 3:30
since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith.

Romans 4:5
However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.

Romans 4:11
And he received circumcision as a sign, a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. So then, he is the father of all who believe but have not been circumcised, in order that righteousness might be credited to them.

Romans 4:16
Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham's offspring--not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all.

Romans 9:30
What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith;

Romans 10:4
Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.

Romans 10:12
For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile--the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him,

1 Corinthians 12:13
For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body--whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free--and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.

Galatians 2:16
know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.

Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Galatians 3:22
But Scripture has locked up everything under the control of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.

Galatians 3:28
There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 3:12
In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.

Colossians 3:11
Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
Treasury of Scripture

Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ to all and on all them that believe: for there is no difference:

which is.

Romans 4:3-13,20-22 For what said the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted …

Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through …

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ …

Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of …

unto all.

Romans 4:6,11,22 Even as David also describes the blessedness of the man, to whom …

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

Galatians 3:6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which said, Abraham believed God, …

and upon.

Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my …

Matthew 22:11,12 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which …

Luke 15:22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and …

Galatians 3:7-9 Know you therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the …

for there.

Romans 2:1 Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are that judge: …

Romans 10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the …

Acts 15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

1 Corinthians 4:7 For who makes you to differ from another? and what have you that …

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there …

Colossians 3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, …

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