“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)
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.
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.