Romans 3:8

“And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And not rather as wee be slanderously reported, and as some affirme that we say, Let vs doe euill, that good may come: whose damnation is iust.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And why not {say} (as we are slanderously reported and as some claim that we say), "Let us do evil that good may come? Their condemnation is just."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and why not (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say), Let us do evil, that good may come? whose condemnation is just.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let us not do evil so that good may come (a statement which we are falsely said by some to have made), because such behaviour will have its right punishment.
- Basic English Bible

and not, according as we are injuriously charged, and according as some affirm that we say, Let us practise evil things, that good ones may come? whose judgment is just.
- Darby Bible

And not rather (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
- Webster's Bible

And why should we not say--for so they wickedly misrepresent us, and so some charge us with arguing--"Let us do evil that good may come"? The condemnation of those who would so argue is just.
- Weymouth Bible

Why not (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say), "Let us do evil, that good may come?" Those who say so are justly condemned.
- World English Bible

And not as we ben blasfemed, and as summen seien that we seien, Do we yuele thingis, that gode thingis come. Whos dampnacioun is iust.
- Wycliffe Bible

and not, as we are evil spoken of, and as certain affirm us to say -- `We may do the evil things, that the good ones may come?' whose judgment is righteous.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 3:8


3:8 Whose condemnation is just - The condemnation of all who either speak or act in this manner. So the apostle absolutely denies the lawfulness of doing evil, any evil, that good may come.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 3:8


Ro 3:8 Let us do evil, that good may come. The apostle replies to this argument with a "reductio ad absurdum". This amounts to saying, "Do evil that good may come", an abominable doctrine, slanderously charged upon Paul by enemies, would justify every iniquity. This doctrine, so strongly condemned, has been taught by the Jesuits. Whose damnation is just. All who teach such doctrine are justly condemned.

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