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

  • 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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