Romans 3:27-30

Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded! By what principle? Of works? No, but by the principle of faith!  For we consider that a person is declared righteous by faith apart from the works of the law.  Or is God the God of the Jews only? Is he not the God of the Gentiles too? Yes, of the Gentiles too!  Since God is one, he will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.

Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. Because of what law? The law that requires works? No, because of the law that requires faith.  For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.  Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too,  since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith.

Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith.  Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law.  Or is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also,  since there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.

Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on obeying the law. It is based on faith.  So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law.  After all, is God the God of the Jews only? Isn’t he also the God of the Gentiles? Of course he is.  There is only one God, and he makes people right with himself only by faith, whether they are Jews or Gentiles.

Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.  Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.  Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:  Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.


Faith implies dependence upon another. If you have "faith" in someone and the need arises for that person to act on your behalf, trust would be standing ready. Our need was incredibly great, and Jesus rose and stood in the breech between all humanity and God. This is why it is by grace through FAITH that we are justified before God the Father, and not by works of the law. We are declared righteous because we have faith in the person of Jesus, and trust in the work that was finished at the cross. All those who believe must be extremely careful in how they perceive their own salvation, lest they live their lives trying to earn the acceptance of God through our good works.