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

  • Ray321
    Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. How do we know if we have sin in our lives, the LAW. The Law let's us know our sins. As long we have the flesh of this world, we will still sin, but the Word of God can cleanse it. Ephesians 5:26
  • 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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