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Romans 3:27

“Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what Law? Of works? Nay: but by the Law of faith.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Where then is the glorying? It is excluded. By what manner of law? of works? Nay: but by a law of faith.
- American Standard Version (1901)

What reason, then, is there for pride? It is shut out. By what sort of law? of works? No, but by a law of faith.
- Basic English Bible

Where then [is] boasting? It has been excluded. By what law? of works? Nay, but by law of faith;
- Darby Bible

Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? No; but by the law of faith.
- Webster's Bible

Where then is there room for your boasting? It is for ever shut out. On what principle? On the ground of merit? No, but on the ground of faith.
- Weymouth Bible

Where then is the boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.
- World English Bible

Where thanne is thi gloriyng? It is excludid. Bi what lawe? Of dedis doyng? Nay, but by the lawe of feith.
- Wycliffe Bible

Where then [is] the boasting? it was excluded; by what law? of works? no, but by a law of faith:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 3:27

3:27 Where is the boasting then of the Jew against the gentile? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay - This would have left room for boasting. But by the law of faith - Since this requires all, without distinction, to apply as guilty and helpless sinners, to the free mercy of God in Christ. The law of faith is that divine constitution which makes faith, not works, the condition of acceptance.

People's Bible Notes for Romans 3:27

Ro 3:27 Where [is] boasting then? If we are justified, not by our own righteous works, not by the law of Moses, but as a free gift of God through a law of faith, where is the ground for Jew or Gentile to boast?

Discussion for Romans 3

  • Doug Cutler for verse 23
    I go along with Alvis: There must be different meanings for all. That word has been used several places that if used as we use all, no one would be alive today. Or live after the end times. There is mention of being transformed instantly and not dying. All would include these if used as we do today.
  • 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
  • MockingBird for verse 23
    All have sinned : To come short is that I have not met the expectation of God 's Glory. That can only be done through Jesus Christ : I sin from time to time : I no longer sin : But if I continue in that sin I am a sinner !!!
  • 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!
  • Connie G. for verse 23
    Romans starts out in this section by speaking of the Law Torah . As a Jew, I know that we are not expected to fulfill all 613 laws wearenot sinners if we don 't. Therefore it is not true that "we all fall short of the glory of God. " I guess Christians sincerely believe that they do because they are going according to their own scripture,not the Torah.

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