Romans 3:21

“But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But nowe the righteousnesse of God without the Lawe is manifested, being witnessed by the Lawe and the Prophets.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But now apart from the Law {the} righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But now apart from the law a righteousness of God hath been manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But now without the law there is a revelation of the righteousness of God, to which witness is given by the law and the prophets;
- Basic English Bible

But now without law righteousness of God is manifested, borne witness to by the law and the prophets;
- Darby Bible

But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being testified by the law and the prophets;
- Webster's Bible

But now a righteousness coming from God has been brought to light apart from any Law, both Law and Prophets bearing witness to it--
- Weymouth Bible

But now apart from the law, a righteousness of God has been revealed, being testified by the law and the prophets;
- World English Bible

But now with outen the lawe the riytwisnesse of God is schewid, that is witnessid of the lawe and the profetis.
- Wycliffe Bible

And now apart from law hath the righteousness of God been manifested, testified to by the law and the prophets,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 3:21


3:21 But now the righteousness of God - That is, the manner of becoming righteous which God hath appointed. Without the law - Without that previous obedience which the law requires; without reference to the law, or dependence on it. Is manifested - In the gospel. Being attested by the Law itself, and by the Prophets - By all the promises in the Old Testament.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 3:21


Ro 3:21 The righteousness of God without from the law is manifested. In Greek, "without law". A righteousness that does not spring from perfect obedience to law ("without law"), is predicted both by the law of Moses and the prophets of Israel.

Discussion for Romans 3

  • Pauline Lewis
    1 John 1:8-10King James Version KJV 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
  • Coretta
    I think. Romans 3 means that if you've accepted the Lord as your savior and die in your sin he is just to forgive you do to your lack of knowledge.When you know no better you do know better.When you know better you fo better.Do you think your earthly father will abandon you because you do wrong.No.Well your heavenly father loves you more.He's a merciful God.Love covers a multitude of sin.
  • BSP
    This verse shows that every person living has sinned. We have all inherited sin from our imperfect ancestors, Adam and Eve.
  • Lilian
    God is love. Fear means to OBEY GOD'S WORDS AND AVOID DOING EVIL . Fear not and don't let your heart be troubled for God is always with us. GOD LOVES US SO MUCH HE SENT HIS SON JESUS CHRIST TO US SO THAT WE ALL MUST HAVE LIFE IN ABUNDANCE. JESUS WAS SENT TO THE WORLD NOT TO CONDEMNED BUT THE WORLD MIGHT BE SAVED. THANKS TO THE BLOOD OF JESUS. I WILL PRAISE YOU JESUS FOREVER AND WILL TRUST YOU AMN
  • Spencer
    The Fear of The Lord is reverence and obedience. Bowing our heads in prayer, kneeling before Him in church, etc. That is being reverent. I think reverence also implies submitting ourselves to God the best we can. Thank you for the fellowship Peace of Christ be with us all
  • Gladys Thomas
    Obeying God shows our Love And Respect for Him.

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