Romans 3:4
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New International Version
Not at all! Let God be true, and every human being a liar. As it is written: "So that you may be proved right when you speak and prevail when you judge."

New Living Translation
Of course not! Even if everyone else is a liar, God is true. As the Scriptures say about him, "You will be proved right in what you say, and you will win your case in court."

English Standard Version
By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written, “That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when you are judged.”

Berean Study Bible
Absolutely not! Let God be true and every man a liar. As it is written: "So that You may be justified in Your words, and prevail in Your judgments."

Berean Literal Bible
Never may it be! But let God be true, and every man a liar, as it has been written: "That You may be justified in Your words, and will prevail in Your being judged."

New American Standard Bible
May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written, "THAT YOU MAY BE JUSTIFIED IN YOUR WORDS, AND PREVAIL WHEN YOU ARE JUDGED."

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Absolutely not! God must be true, even if everyone is a liar, as it is written: That You may be justified in Your words and triumph when You judge.

International Standard Version
Of course not! God is true, even if everyone else is a liar. As it is written, "You are right when you speak, and win your case when you go into court."

NET Bible
Absolutely not! Let God be proven true, and every human being shown up as a liar, just as it is written: "so that you will be justified in your words and will prevail when you are judged."

New Heart English Bible
May it never be. Yes, let God be found true, but every man a liar. As it is written, "That you might be justified in your words, and might prevail when you come into judgment."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God forbid! For God is true, and every person lies, just as that which is written: “You will be upright in your words and you will be victorious when they judge you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That would be unthinkable! God is honest, and everyone else is a liar, as Scripture says, "So you hand down justice when you speak, and you win your case in court."

New American Standard 1977
May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written,
            “THAT THOU MIGHTEST BE JUSTIFIED IN THY WORDS,
            AND MIGHTEST PREVAIL WHEN THOU ART JUDGED.”



Jubilee Bible 2000
No, in no wise: for God is true, and every man a liar; as it is written, That thou might be justified in thy words and might overcome when thou dost judge.

King James 2000 Bible
God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That you might be justified in your sayings, and might overcome when you are judged.

American King James Version
God forbid: yes, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That you might be justified in your sayings, and might overcome when you are judged.

American Standard Version
God forbid: yea, let God be found true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy words, And mightest prevail when thou comest into judgment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But God is true; and every man a liar, as it is written, That thou mayest be justified in thy words, and mayest overcome when thou art judged.

Darby Bible Translation
Far be the thought: but let God be true, and every man false; according as it is written, So that thou shouldest be justified in thy words, and shouldest overcome when thou art in judgment.

English Revised Version
God forbid: yea, let God be found true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy words, And mightest prevail when thou comest into judgment.

Webster's Bible Translation
By no means: verily let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mayest be justified in thy sayings, and mayest overcome when thou art judged.

Weymouth New Testament
No, indeed; let us hold God to be true, though every man should prove to be false. As it stands written, "That Thou mayest be shown to be just in the sentence Thou pronouncest, and gain Thy cause when Thou contendest."

World English Bible
May it never be! Yes, let God be found true, but every man a liar. As it is written, "That you might be justified in your words, and might prevail when you come into judgment."

Young's Literal Translation
let it not be! and let God become true, and every man false, according as it hath been written, 'That Thou mayest be declared righteous in Thy words, and mayest overcome in Thy being judged.'

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-8 The law could not save in or from sins, yet it gave the Jews advantages for obtaining salvation. Their stated ordinances, education in the knowledge of the true God and his service, and many favours shown to the children of Abraham, all were means of grace, and doubtless were made useful to the conversion of many. But especially the Scriptures were committed to them. Enjoyment of God's word and ordinances, is the chief happiness of a people. But God's promises are made only to believers; therefore the unbelief of some, or of many professors, cannot make this faithfulness of no effect. He will fulfil his promises to his people, and bring his threatened vengeance upon unbelievers. God's judging the world, should for ever silence all doubtings and reflections upon his justice. The wickedness and obstinate unbelief of the Jews, proved man's need of the righteousness of God by faith, and also his justice in punishing for sin. Let us do evil, that good may come, is oftener in the heart than in the mouth of sinners; for few thus justify themselves in their wicked ways. The believer knows that duty belongs to him, and events to God; and that he must not commit any sin, or speak one falsehood, upon the hope, or even assurance, that God may thereby glorify himself. If any speak and act thus, their condemnation is just.
Study Bible
God Remains Faithful
3What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of faith nullify God’s faithfulness? 4Absolutely not! Let God be true and every man a liar. As it is written: “So that You may be justified in Your words, and prevail in Your judgments.” 5But if our unrighteousness highlights the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unjust to inflict His wrath on us? I am speaking in human terms.…
Cross References
Job 40:8
"Will you really annul My judgment? Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?

Psalm 51:4
Against You, You only, I have sinned And done what is evil in Your sight, So that You are justified when You speak And blameless when You judge.

Psalm 116:11
I said in my alarm, "All men are liars."

Luke 20:16
He will come and kill those tenants, and will give the vineyard to others." And when the people heard this, they said, "May such a thing never happen!"

Romans 3:6
By no means! In that case, how could God judge the world?

Romans 3:7
However, if my falsehood accentuates God's truthfulness, to the increase of His glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner?

Romans 3:31
Do we, then, nullify the Law by this faith? By no means! Instead, we uphold Law.

1 Timothy 3:16
By common confession, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was proclaimed among the nations, was believed in throughout the world, was taken up in glory.
Treasury of Scripture

God forbid: yes, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That you might be justified in your sayings, and might overcome when you are judged.

God forbid.

Romans 3:6,31 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world…

Romans 6:2,15 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein…

Romans 7:7,13 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. No, I had not …

Romans 9:14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.

Romans 11:1,11 I say then, Has God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also …

Luke 20:16 He shall come and destroy these farmers, and shall give the vineyard …

1 Corinthians 6:15 Know you not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I …

Galatians 2:17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also …

Galatians 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by …

Galatians 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord …

let God.

Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: …

Job 40:8 Will you also cancel my judgment? will you condemn me, that you may …

Psalm 100:5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endures …

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Psalm 138:2 I will worship toward your holy temple, and praise your name for …

Micah 7:20 You will perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which …

John 3:33 He that has received his testimony has set to his seal that God is true.

2 Corinthians 1:18 But as God is true, our word toward you was not yes and no.

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before …

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God …

1 John 5:10,20 He that believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself: he …

Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things …

but every.

Psalm 62:9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a …

Psalm 116:11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.

That thou.

Job 36:3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

Psalm 51:4 Against you, you only, have I sinned, and done this evil in your …

Matthew 11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man …

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