Romans 3:9

“What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

What then? are wee better then they? No in no wise: for we haue before proued both Iewes, and Gentiles, that they are all vnder sinne,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

What then? Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we before laid to the charge both of Jews and Greeks, that they are all under sin;
- American Standard Version (1901)

What then? are we worse off than they? In no way: because we have before made it clear that Jews as well as Greeks are all under the power of sin;
- Basic English Bible

What then? are we better? No, in no wise: for we have before charged both Jews and Greeks with being all under sin:
- Darby Bible

What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;
- Webster's Bible

What then? Are we Jews more highly estimated than they? Not in the least; for we have already charged all Jews and Gentiles alike with being in thraldom to sin.
- Weymouth Bible

What then? Are we better than they? No, in no way. For we previously warned both Jews and Greeks, that they are all under sin.
- World English Bible

What thanne? Passen we hem? Nay; for we han schewid bi skile, that alle bothe Jewis and Grekis ben vndur synne,
- Wycliffe Bible

What, then? are we better? not at all! for we did before charge both Jews and Greeks with being all under sin,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 3:9


3:9 What then - Here he resumes what he said, verse 1. #Rom 3:1|. Under sin - Under the guilt and power of it: the Jews, by transgressing the written law; the gentiles, by transgressing the law of nature.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 3:9


Ro 3:9 Are we better [than they]? If Jews shall be judged as well as Gentiles, are not we Jews, having the oracles of God, better than they, and hence likely to be justified? The Jew is still supposed to be speaking. To this Paul replies, In no wise, for he had already shown (chapters 1 and 2) that both Jews and Gentiles were sinners before God.

Discussion for Romans 3:9

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