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

  • Irene123
    Bruce - Of course I knew that, and so does Mike Wms. I agree, it could have been stated better - now that you made me look at it from a different angle. But, the 'main' point of the statement is not the redeeming, but the ecumenical 'reforming' of the world. That's what Ch. Sheldon wanted to do. He just didn't understand 'salvation'.
  • Bruce
    Irene: Christ is The only One who Redeems. Without His Blood there's no Salvation. Verse 24 says: Redemption is in Christ Jesus. The Mission of True Believers is to Tell Others The Way of Salvation. We are The The Only Light in this World of Darkness
  • Irene123
    Rom. 3:24 - "Our mission is to redeem humanity, not to reform society" -- Mike Williams
  • Lu2677
    Bruce,I believe the verses you gave."fearful","spirit of fear"could be referring to worldly things.I will hold fast to:Luke 12:4"Jesus said,And I say to you my friends, be not afraid of them that kill the body,and after that have no more that they can do." 5."But I will forwarn you whom ye shall fear:Fear him, whom after hath killed hath power to cast into hell.Yea,I say unto you fear him
  • Bruce
    Lu2677: For God hath not given us The Spirit of "Fear";but of power,and of love and of a sound mind. 2Timothy1:7 / But the "Fearful",and unbelieving---- and idolaters and all liars,shall have their part in The Lake which burneth with Fire and Brimstone: which is the second death. Revelation 21:8 / Fear says one needs a Savior! / Let us---come boldly unto The Throne of Grace---. Hebrews 4:16
  • Duke
    In this chapter, Paul posits that faith in God through Jesus Christ obviates the law. But this concept muddies the waters in that there is no concretion to the concept of faith. How is faith measured. It is self declared mostly by born again who feel enpowered now to ban the right of woman to chose what happens in their own bodies and who can marry who. Hypocrites! First cast out the beam

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