New Living Translation
Well then, should we conclude that we Jews are better than others? No, not at all, for we have already shown that all people, whether Jews or Gentiles, are under the power of sin.
King James Bible
What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;
Darby Bible Translation
What then? are we better? No, in no wise: for we have before charged both Jews and Greeks with being all under sin:
World English Bible
What then? Are we better than they? No, in no way. For we previously warned both Jews and Greeks, that they are all under sin.
Young's Literal Translation
What, then? are we better? not at all! for we did before charge both Jews and Greeks with being all under sin,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:9 What then - Here he resumes what he said, verse 1. Rom 3:1. Under sin - Under the guilt and power of it: the Jews, by transgressing the written law; the gentiles, by transgressing the law of nature.
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.
Who can say, "I have cleansed my heart; I am pure and free from sin"?
But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness.
You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things.
Then what's the advantage of being a Jew? Is there any value in the ceremony of circumcision?
Obviously, the law applies to those to whom it was given, for its purpose is to keep people from having excuses, and to show that the entire world is guilty before God.
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God's glorious standard.
So the trouble is not with the law, for it is spiritual and good. The trouble is with me, for I am all too human, a slave to sin.
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