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

  • Wayne
    Fahim, another word for fear is reverence God. Realize how great and Godly He is. And worship Him.
  • Norm
    Psalms 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever. Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. 2 Corinthians 7:15 And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him. Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
  • Fahim84 for verse 18
    i cannot see fearing God to be a peaceful thing
  • Mike
    all have sinned, sinned has the letters "ed " at the end of it, that means past tense. Our Savior Jesus said " go and sin no more " redeemed by the blood of the Lamb AMEN.
  • Blessed
    gal. 5:22 the fruit of the spirit no law is above because the spirit establish the law through faith in all thy ways acknowledge him JESUS say he come not to break the law but to fulfill it
  • Ingrid
    I love the book of Romans! It encompasses all the truth of what Christ is to Christians. He is the one who, by grace, brought forgiveness to ALL who simply accept him as the son of God, as Redeemer of sin, as the Holy and Anointed one. This book tells us that there is not one who is not a sinner, not one who does not need his blood to be cleansed in front of God the Father 's eyes. And, that there is nothing WE can do to work our way to eternal life...no works of charity so there will be no boasting the only righteous thing to do is to accept Him and hold that peace in our hearts knowing that we are his adopted children, sons and daughters of the King of kings to whom He grants his most beautiful promise of eternal life!

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