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?"
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?
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?
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?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Jew. For if the truth of God, etc. - But to resume my reasoning (Romans 3:5): If the faithfulness of God in keeping his promise made to our fathers is, through our unfaithfulness, made far more glorious than it otherwise would have been, why should we then be blamed for that which must redound so much to the honor of God?
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'There is no difference.'--ROMANS iii. 22. The things in which all men are alike are far more important than those in which they differ. The diversities are superficial, the identities are deep as life. Physical processes and wants are the same for everybody. All men, be they kings or beggars, civilised or savage, rich or poor, wise or foolish, cultured or illiterate, breathe the same breath, hunger and thirst, eat and drink, sleep, are smitten by the same diseases, and die at last the same death. …
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)
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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."
One of you will say to me: "Then why does God still blame us? For who is able to resist his will?"
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