Romans 3:7
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?"

New Living Translation
"But," someone might still argue, "how can God condemn me as a sinner if my dishonesty highlights his truthfulness and brings him more glory?"

English Standard Version
But if through my lie God’s truth abounds to his glory, why am I still being condemned as a sinner?

Berean Study Bible
However, if my falsehood accentuates God’s truthfulness, to the increase of His glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner?

Berean Literal Bible
But if in my lie, the truth of God abounded to His glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?

New American Standard Bible
But if through my lie the truth of God abounded to His glory, why am I also still being judged 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?

Christian Standard Bible
But if by my lie God's truth abounds to his glory, why am I also still being judged as a sinner?

Contemporary English Version
Since your lies bring great honor to God by showing how truthful he is, you may ask why God still says you are a sinner.

Good News Translation
But what if my untruth serves God's glory by making his truth stand out more clearly? Why should I still be condemned as a sinner?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if by my lie God's truth is amplified to His glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?

International Standard Version
For if through my falsehood God's truthfulness glorifies him even more, why am I still being condemned as a sinner?

NET Bible
For if by my lie the truth of God enhances his glory, why am I still actually being judged as a sinner?

New Heart English Bible
For if the truth of God through my lie abounded to his glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For if the truth of God is made to superabound for his glory by my lies, why therefore am I judged as a sinner?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If my lie increases the glory that God receives by showing that God is truthful, why am I still judged as a sinner?

New American Standard 1977
But if through my lie the truth of God abounded to His glory, why am I also still being judged as a sinner?

Jubilee Bible 2000
For if the truth of God has more abounded through my lie unto his glory, why even so am I also judged as a sinner?

King James 2000 Bible
For if the truth of God has more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?

American King James Version
For if the truth of God has more abounded through my lie to his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?

American Standard Version
But if the truth of God through my lie abounded unto his glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie, unto his glory, why am I also yet 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?

English Revised Version
But if the truth of God through my lie abounded unto his glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?

Webster's Bible Translation
For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie to his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?

Weymouth New Testament
If, for instance, a falsehood of mine has made God's truthfulness more conspicuous, redounding to His glory, why am I judged all the same 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?
Study Bible
God Remains Faithful
6By no means! In that case, how could God judge the world? 7However, if my falsehood accentuates God’s truthfulness, to the increase of His glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner? 8Why not say, as some slanderously claim that we say, “Let us do evil that good may result?” Their condemnation is deserved!…
Cross References
Romans 3:4
Absolutely not! Let God be true and every man a liar. As it is written: "So that You may be justified in Your words, and prevail in Your judgments."

Romans 9:19
One of you will say to me, "Then why does God still find fault? For who can resist His will?"

Treasury of Scripture

For if the truth of God has more abounded through my lie to his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?

if the truth.

Genesis 37:8,9,20
And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words…

Genesis 44:1-14
And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man's money in his sack's mouth…

Genesis 50:18-20
And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants…

why yet.

Romans 9:19,20
Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? …

Isaiah 10:6,7
I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets…

Acts 2:23
Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:







Lexicon
However,
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

if
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

my
ἐμῷ (emō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Neuter 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1699: My, mine. From the oblique cases of ego; my.

falsehood
ψεύσματι (pseusmati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5582: A falsehood, lie, untruthfulness. From pseudomai; a fabrication, i.e. Falsehood.

accentuates
ἐπερίσσευσεν (eperisseusen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4052: From perissos; to superabound, be in excess, be superfluous; also to cause to superabound or excel.

God’s
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

truthfulness,
ἀλήθεια (alētheia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 225: From alethes; truth.

to the increase
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

of His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

glory,
δόξαν (doxan)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1391: From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.

why
τί (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

{am} I
κἀγὼ (kagō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2504: To also, I too, but I. From kai and ego; so also the dative case kamoi, and accusative case kame and I, me.

still
ἔτι (eti)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2089: (a) of time: still, yet, even now, (b) of degree: even, further, more, in addition. Perhaps akin to etos; 'yet, ' still.

condemned
κρίνομαι (krinomai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2919: Properly, to distinguish, i.e. Decide; by implication, to try, condemn, punish.

as
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

a sinner?
ἁμαρτωλὸς (hamartōlos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 268: Sinning, sinful, depraved, detestable. From hamartano; sinful, i.e. A sinner.
(7) The truth of God.--In the first instance His veracity as involved in His threats and promises, and then those other attributes, especially justice, that are intimately connected with this. "Truth" is leaning towards its moral sense. (See Note on Romans 2:8.)

My lie.--The Apostle puts his supposed case in the first person. "Lie," suggested as an antithesis to the word "truth," just used, has also a moral signification. It is the moral deflection that follows upon unbelief.

Verse 7. - For if the truth of God in my lie abounded to his glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner? One view is that this is a continuation or resumption of the question of ver. 5 on the part of the Jew, its drift being the same. But the word κἀγὼ, as well as the position of the verse after τῶς κρινε1FC0;ι, etc., suggests rather its being intended to express that any one throughout the world, as well as the Jew, might plead against' deserved judgment, if the Jew's supposed plea were valid. Nay, in that case, the apostle goes on to say, he, or any of us, might justify all wrongdoing for a supposed good end. Why not? 3:1-8 The law could not save in or from sins, yet it gave the Jews advantages for obtaining salvation. Their stated ordinances, education in the knowledge of the true God and his service, and many favours shown to the children of Abraham, all were means of grace, and doubtless were made useful to the conversion of many. But especially the Scriptures were committed to them. Enjoyment of God's word and ordinances, is the chief happiness of a people. But God's promises are made only to believers; therefore the unbelief of some, or of many professors, cannot make this faithfulness of no effect. He will fulfil his promises to his people, and bring his threatened vengeance upon unbelievers. God's judging the world, should for ever silence all doubtings and reflections upon his justice. The wickedness and obstinate unbelief of the Jews, proved man's need of the righteousness of God by faith, and also his justice in punishing for sin. Let us do evil, that good may come, is oftener in the heart than in the mouth of sinners; for few thus justify themselves in their wicked ways. The believer knows that duty belongs to him, and events to God; and that he must not commit any sin, or speak one falsehood, upon the hope, or even assurance, that God may thereby glorify himself. If any speak and act thus, their condemnation is just.
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