Romans 3:6
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New International Version
Certainly not! If that were so, how could God judge the world?

New Living Translation
Of course not! If God were not entirely fair, how would he be qualified to judge the world?

English Standard Version
By no means! For then how could God judge the world?

Berean Study Bible
By no means! In that case, how could God judge the world?

Berean Literal Bible
Never may it be! Otherwise, how will God judge the world?

New American Standard Bible
May it never be! For otherwise, how will God judge the world?

King James Bible
God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Absolutely not! Otherwise, how will God judge the world?

International Standard Version
Of course not! Otherwise, how could God judge the world?

NET Bible
Absolutely not! For otherwise how could God judge the world?

New Heart English Bible
May it never be. For then how will God judge the world?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God forbid! Otherwise, how will God judge the universe?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That's unthinkable! Otherwise, how would God be able to judge the world?

New American Standard 1977
May it never be! For otherwise how will God judge the world?

Jubilee Bible 2000
No, in no wise: for then how shall God judge the world?

King James 2000 Bible
God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?

American King James Version
God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?

American Standard Version
God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?

Douay-Rheims Bible
(I speak according to man.) God forbid: otherwise how shall God judge this world?

Darby Bible Translation
Far be the thought: since how shall God judge the world?

English Revised Version
God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?

Webster's Bible Translation
By no means: for then how shall God judge the world?

Weymouth New Testament
No indeed; for in that case how shall He judge all mankind?)

World English Bible
May it never be! For then how will God judge the world?

Young's Literal Translation
let it not be! since how shall God judge the world?
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
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. 6By no means! In that case, how could God judge the world? 7However, if my falsehood accentuates God’s truthfulness, to the increase of His glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner?…
Cross References
Genesis 18:25
"Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?"

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 2:16
This will come to pass on that day when God will judge men's secrets through Christ Jesus, as proclaimed by my gospel.

Romans 3:4
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."

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

God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?

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Romans 3:4 God forbid: yes, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is …

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Genesis 18:25 That be far from you to do after this manner, to slay the righteous …

Job 8:3 Does God pervert judgment? or does the Almighty pervert justice?

Job 34:17-19 Shall even he that hates right govern? and will you condemn him that …

Psalm 9:8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister …

Psalm 11:5-7 The LORD tries the righteous: but the wicked and him that loves violence …

Psalm 50:6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge …

Psalm 96:13 Before the LORD: for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth: he …

Psalm 98:9 Before the LORD; for he comes to judge the earth: with righteousness …

Acts 17:31 Because he has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world …

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