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

  • Coretta
    I think. Romans 3 means that if you've accepted the Lord as your savior and die in your sin he is just to forgive you do to your lack of knowledge.When you know no better you do know better.When you know better you fo better.Do you think your earthly father will abandon you because you do wrong.No.Well your heavenly father loves you more.He's a merciful God.Love covers a multitude of sin.
  • BSP
    This verse shows that every person living has sinned. We have all inherited sin from our imperfect ancestors, Adam and Eve.
  • Spencer
    The Fear of The Lord is reverence and obedience. Bowing our heads in prayer, kneeling before Him in church, etc. That is being reverent. I think reverence also implies submitting ourselves to God the best we can. Thank you for the fellowship Peace of Christ be with us all
  • Gladys Thomas
    Obeying God shows our Love And Respect for Him.
  • Sylvia
    To fear GOD is to Repect HIM. GOD doesn't want us to be afraid of him. GOD sent his only begotten son to save us from our sins. GOD is LOVE.
  • Wayne
    Fahim, another word for fear is reverence God. Realize how great and Godly He is. And worship Him.

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