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

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The Word of God confirms that "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus". We should depend ONLY on Jesus' Blood to wipe away our sins and unrighteousness.
  • Charles B Mountain
    Because God's chosen people,the Jews, rejected Christ as the messiah,he opened the the door of salvation to the Gentiles also. We are all one in Christ Jesus,if we believe and are baptized into Christ, according to the plan of salvation, and live our life by his word.Using God's word, as it is written, to govern our lives and guide us,all may experience Christianity and be acceptable.
  • 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

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