Romans 3:7

“For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For if the trueth of God hath more abounded through my lye vnto his glory; why yet am I also iudged as a sinner?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But if through my lie the truth of God abounded to His glory, why am I also still being judged as a sinner?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if the truth of God through my lie abounded unto his glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if, because I am untrue, God being seen to be true gets more glory, why am I to be judged as a sinner?
- Basic English Bible

For if the truth of God, in my lie, has more abounded to his glory, why yet am *I* also judged as a sinner?
- Darby Bible

For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie to his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
- Webster's Bible

If, for instance, a falsehood of mine has made God's truthfulness more conspicuous, redounding to His glory, why am I judged all the same as a sinner?
- Weymouth Bible

For if the truth of God through my lie abounded to his glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?
- World English Bible

For if the treuthe of God hath aboundid in my lessyng, in to the glorie of hym, what yit am Y demed as a synner?
- Wycliffe Bible

for if the truth of God in my falsehood did more abound to His glory, why yet am I also as a sinner judged?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 3:7


3:7 But, may the objector reply, if the truth of God hath abounded - Has been more abundantly shown. Through my lie - If my lie, that is, practice contrary to truth, conduces to the glory of God, by making his truth shine with superior advantage. Why am I still judged as a sinner - Can this be said to be any sin at all? Ought I not to do what would otherwise be evil, that so much good may come? To this the apostle does not deign to give a direct answer, but cuts the objector short with a severe reproof.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 3:7


Ro 3:7 Why yet am I also judged as a sinner? Here the Jew is supposed to repeat the last objection in another form. "God's truth is shown by our lie. His threatenings are demonstrated to be absolutely true by his rejection of the Jewish nation. If our lie, our false life, has thus shown forth his glory, why should we be individually condemned"?

Discussion for Romans 3:7

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