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
    In a statement certain to startle Jewish readers, Rom. 3:30 says, "There is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith." The declaration that there is one God who relates to both Jews and Gentiles through faith dramatically reveals that the radical monotheism of the Jewish people must become the radical monotheism of the Gentiles." cont.
  • 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.
  • 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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