New Living Translation
So it is clear that no one can be made right with God by trying to keep the law. For the Scriptures say, "It is through faith that a righteous person has life."
King James Bible
But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
Darby Bible Translation
but that by law no one is justified with God is evident, because The just shall live on the principle of faith;
World English Bible
Now that no man is justified by the law before God is evident, for, "The righteous will live by faith."
Young's Literal Translation
and that in law no one is declared righteous with God, is evident, because 'The righteous by faith shall live;'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:11 But that none is justified by his obedience to the law in the sight of God - Whatever may be done in the sight of man, is farther evident from the words of Habakkuk, The just shall live by faith - That is, the man who is accounted just or righteous before God, shall continue in a state of acceptance, life, and salvation, by faith. This is the way God hath chosen. Hab 2:4.
LibraryThe Work of the Holy Spirit
This evening, however, I shall run away from my text somewhat. Having just in a few words endeavored to explain the meaning of the whole sentence, I intend only this evening to dwell upon the doctrine which incidentally the apostle teaches us. He teaches us that we begin in the Spirit--"Having begun in the Spirit" I have already illustrated the whole text sufficiently for our understanding if God the Holy Spirit shall enlighten us; and I shall now, I say, confine myself to the thought that Christians …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
The Curse Removed
Ephesians ii. 8
The Critical Reconstruction of the History of the Apostolic Age.
"Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked. But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God.
This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, "It is through faith that a righteous person has life."
Yet we know that a person is made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, not by obeying the law. And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be made right with God because of our faith in Christ, not because we have obeyed the law. For no one will ever be made right with God by obeying the law."
And my righteous ones will live by faith. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away."
Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
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