Romans 3:3

“For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For what if some did not beleeue? shall their vnbeliefe make the faith of God without effect?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

What then? If some did not believe, their unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For what if some were without faith? shall their want of faith make of none effect the faithfulness of God?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if some have no faith, will that make the faith of God without effect?
- Basic English Bible

For what? if some have not believed, shall their unbelief make the faith of God of none effect?
- Darby Bible

For what if some did not believe? will their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
- Webster's Bible

For what if some Jews have proved unfaithful? Shall their faithlessness render God's faithfulness worthless?
- Weymouth Bible

For what if some were without faith? Will their lack of faith nullify the faithfulness of God?
- World English Bible

And what if summe of hem bileueden not? Whethir the vnbileue of hem hath auoidid the feith of God?
- Wycliffe Bible

for what, if certain were faithless? shall their faithlessness the faithfulness of god make useless?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 3:3


3:3 Shall their unbelief disannul the faithfulness of God - Will he not still make good his promises to them that do believe?


People's Bible Notes for Romans 3:3


Ro 3:3 What if some did not believe? In this verse the Jew raises a second objection. God has made a promise to Abraham to be a God to him and to his seed in all generations (Ge 17:7). "Shall God's faithfulness be made of none effect, his promise be broken, because a great part of Israel does not believe upon the promised Seed of Abraham, who was to bless all nations"?

Discussion for Romans 3

  • Alex
    Do we make void the law by faith God forbid we ESTABLISH the law, what this means is the RIGHTEOUSNESS of the LAW is ESTABLISHED by faith,THE LAW IS THE VERY ESSENCE OF GOD, TO LOVE GOD WITH ALL OUR HEARTS AND MINDS IS FOREVER, THE 10 WILL NEVA BE DONE AWAY WITH BUT THE ONLY WAY THEY WILL BE FULFILED IS BY THE NEW BIRTH AS THEM THAT ARE BORN OF GOD CANNOT SIN.THATS HOW HE WILL FULFILL THE LAW.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    As it was in the Kingdom of Heaven so will it be in like manner in the latter days of the Kingdom of God - Acts through Jude. Always the religious people who reject the indwelling Power of our Blessed Lords Holy Ghost which is speaking in Tongues made of the true and genuine Temple without hands unto His Everlasting Glory to come amen indeed. The Kingdom of God is not of this world and never was.
  • Tony Drake
    Faith is the key to unlock the door to heaven.
  • Bobby
    Yes we need to ONLY trust in the blood of Jesus but if while were trusting we seemingly "sin" as life under law would say, we must understand we are no less righteous or worthy of God then we were 10 minutes before we missed God. And that is where the devil is messing with the church and messing them up. Jesus said I wish you were either hot or cold. Don't try to mix law with grace. Your Righteous
  • 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'.

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