New Living Translation
Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on obeying the law. It is based on 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:27 Where is the boasting then of the Jew against the gentile? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay - This would have left room for boasting. But by the law of faith - Since this requires all, without distinction, to apply as guilty and helpless sinners, to the free mercy of God in Christ. The law of faith is that divine constitution which makes faith, not works, the condition of acceptance.
LibraryHow Christ is Made Use of for Justification as a Way.
What Christ hath done to purchase, procure, and bring about our justification before God, is mentioned already, viz. That he stood in the room of sinners, engaging for them as their cautioner, undertaking, and at length paying down the ransom; becoming sin, or a sacrifice for sin, and a curse for them, and so laying down his life a ransom to satisfy divine justice; and this he hath made known in the gospel, calling sinners to an accepting of him as their only Mediator, and to a resting upon him for …
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life
The Necessity of Other Preparatory Acts Besides Faith
Certainty of Our Justification.
You who call yourselves Jews are relying on God's law, and you boast about your special relationship with him.
You are so proud of knowing the law, but you dishonor God by breaking it.
for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he declares sinners to be right in his sight when they believe in Jesus.
If his good deeds had made him acceptable to God, he would have had something to boast about. But that was not God's way.
But the people of Israel, who tried so hard to get right with God by keeping the law, never succeeded.
1 Corinthians 1:29
As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God.
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