|But now a righteousness
from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and
the Prophets testify.
This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to
all who believe. There is no difference, 23for all have sinned and
fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace
through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his
blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance
he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished -
he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to
be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that
of observing the law? No, but on that of faith.
For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing
Romans 3, 21 - 28