GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
We conclude that a person has God's approval by faith, not by his own efforts.
King James Bible
Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
Darby Bible Translation
for we reckon that a man is justified by faith, without works of law.
World English Bible
We maintain therefore that a man is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.
Young's Literal Translation
therefore do we reckon a man to be declared righteous by faith, apart from works of law.
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"For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, and every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged."--Romans 3:3,4. The seed of Israel had great privileges even before the coming of Christ. God had promised by covenant that they should have those privileges; and they did enjoy them. They had a revelation and a light divine, while all the world …
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However, everyone who believes in Jesus receives God's approval.
Not one person can have God's approval by following Moses' Teachings. Moses' Teachings show what sin is.
Now, the way to receive God's approval has been made plain in a way other than Moses' Teachings. Moses' Teachings and the Prophets tell us this.
Now that we have God's approval by faith, we have peace with God because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done.
It's not the result of anything you've done, so no one can brag about it.
Another person might say, "You have faith, but I do good things." Show me your faith apart from the good things you do. I will show you my faith by the good things I do.
You fool! Do you have to be shown that faith which does nothing is useless?
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