Romans 3:31

“Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Doe we then make void the lawe through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the Law.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do we then nullify the Law through faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish the Law.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Do we then make the law of none effect through faith? God forbid: nay, we establish the law.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do we, then, through faith make the law of no effect? in no way: but we make it clear that the law is important.
- Basic English Bible

Do we then make void law by faith? Far be the thought: [no,] but we establish law.
- Darby Bible

Do we then make void the law through faith? By no means: but we establish the law.
- Webster's Bible

Do we then by means of this faith abolish the Law? No, indeed; we give the Law a firmer footing.
- Weymouth Bible

Do we then nullify the law through faith? May it never be! No, we establish the law.
- World English Bible

Distruye we therfor the lawe bi the feith? God forbede; but we stablischen the lawe.
- Wycliffe Bible

Law then do we make useless through the faith? let it not be! yea, we do establish law.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 3:31


3:31 We establish the law - Both the authority, purity, and the end of it; by defending that which the law attests; by pointing out Christ, the end of it; and by showing how it may be fulfilled in its purity.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 3:31


Ro 3:31 Do we then make void the law? Do we make it useless through "the faith"; i.e., through the Gospel? (the article is found before "faith" in the Greek). We establish the law. Rather, "law" (the article is not found in the Greek). Law is confirmed and rendered sacred, when its just demands are met by the suffering of the Son of God himself.

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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