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

  • 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
  • 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

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