Romans 3:9-18

What then? Are we Jews[a] any better off?[b] No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, 10 as it is written:

“None is righteous, no, not one;
11     no one understands;
    no one seeks for God.
12 All have turned aside; together they have become worthless;
    no one does good,
    not even one.”
13 “Their throat is an open grave;
    they use their tongues to deceive.”
“The venom of asps is under their lips.”
14     “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.”
15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16     in their paths are ruin and misery,
17 and the way of peace they have not known.”
18     “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

One response to “Romans 3:9-18

  1. As a creation, we are fallen. We possess no righteousness, no redeeming qualities. But we are saved by the redeeming work of Christ. His perfectness, His blood, stands for our sins and failures. It makes no difference if we are Jew or non-Jew, we have no favor other than imputed righteousness.

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