New International Version
Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. Because of what law? The law that requires works? No, because of the law that requires faith.
King James Bible
Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
Darby Bible Translation
Where then [is] boasting? It has been excluded. By what law? of works? Nay, but by law of faith;
World English Bible
Where then is the boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.
Young's Literal Translation
Where then is the boasting? it was excluded; by what law? of works? no, but by a law of faith:
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Jew. Where is boasting, then? - 'η καυχησις, This glorying of ours. Have we nothing in which we can trust for our acceptance with God? No merit of our own? Nothing accruing to us from our circumcision and being in covenant with God.
Apostle, It is excluded - εξεκλεισθη, It is shut out; the door of heaven is shut against every thing of this kind.
Jew. By what law? - By what rule, doctrine, or reason is it shut out? by the law of works? The rule of obedience, which God gave to us, and by which obedience we are accepted by him?
Apostle. Nay - Not by the law of works; glorying is not cut off or shut out by that; it stands in full force as the rule of life; but you have sinned and need pardon. The law of works grants no pardon, it requires obedience, and threatens the disobedient with death. But all glorying in the expectation of salvation, through your own obedience, is excluded by the law, the doctrine of faith: faith alone, in the mercy of God, through the propitiation made by the blood of Jesus, (Romans 3:25), is that by which you can be justified, pardoned, and taken into the Divine favor.
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Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and boast in God;
You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law?
he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about--but not before God.
but the people of Israel, who pursued the law as the way of righteousness, have not attained their goal.
1 Corinthians 1:29
so that no one may boast before him.
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