Romans 3:7
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New International Version
Someone might argue, "If my falsehood enhances God's truthfulness and so increases his glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner?"

New Living Translation
"But," someone might still argue, "how can God condemn me as a sinner if my dishonesty highlights his truthfulness and brings him more glory?"

English Standard Version
But if through my lie God’s truth abounds to his glory, why am I still being condemned as a sinner?

Berean Study Bible
However, if my falsehood accentuates God's truthfulness, to the increase of His glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner?

Berean Literal Bible
But if in my lie, the truth of God abounded to His glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?

New American Standard Bible
But if through my lie the truth of God abounded to His glory, why am I also still being judged as a sinner?

King James Bible
For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if by my lie God's truth is amplified to His glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?

International Standard Version
For if through my falsehood God's truthfulness glorifies him even more, why am I still being condemned as a sinner?

NET Bible
For if by my lie the truth of God enhances his glory, why am I still actually being judged as a sinner?

New Heart English Bible
For if the truth of God through my lie abounded to his glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For if the truth of God is made to superabound for his glory by my lies, why therefore am I judged as a sinner?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If my lie increases the glory that God receives by showing that God is truthful, why am I still judged as a sinner?

New American Standard 1977
But if through my lie the truth of God abounded to His glory, why am I also still being judged as a sinner?

Jubilee Bible 2000
For if the truth of God has more abounded through my lie unto his glory, why even so am I also judged as a sinner?

King James 2000 Bible
For if the truth of God has more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?

American King James Version
For if the truth of God has more abounded through my lie to his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?

American Standard Version
But if the truth of God through my lie abounded unto his glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie, unto his glory, why am I also yet judged as a sinner?

Darby Bible Translation
For if the truth of God, in my lie, has more abounded to his glory, why yet am I also judged as a sinner?

English Revised Version
But if the truth of God through my lie abounded unto his glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?

Webster's Bible Translation
For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie to his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?

Weymouth New Testament
If, for instance, a falsehood of mine has made God's truthfulness more conspicuous, redounding to His glory, why am I judged all the same as a sinner?

World English Bible
For if the truth of God through my lie abounded to his glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?

Young's Literal Translation
for if the truth of God in my falsehood did more abound to His glory, why yet am I also as a sinner 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
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? 8Why not say, as some slanderously claim that we say, “Let us do evil that good may result?” Their condemnation is deserved!…
Cross References
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 9:19
One of you will say to me, "Then why does God still find fault? For who can resist His will?"
Treasury of Scripture

For if the truth of God has more abounded through my lie to his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?

if the truth.

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Genesis 44:1-14 And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men's …

Genesis 50:18-20 And his brothers also went and fell down before his face; and they …

Exodus 3:19 And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not …

Exodus 14:5,30 And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart …

1 Kings 13:17,18,26-32 For it was said to me by the word of the LORD, You shall eat no bread …

2 Kings 8:10-15 And Elisha said to him, Go, say to him, You may certainly recover: …

Matthew 26:34,69-75 Jesus said to him, Truly I say to you, That this night, before the …

why yet.

Romans 9:19,20 You will say then to me, Why does he yet find fault? For who has …

Isaiah 10:6,7 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people …

Acts 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge …

Acts 13:27-29 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not…

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