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Romans 3:27 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Where then is the glorying? It is excluded. By what manner of law? of works? Nay: but by a law of faith.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Where [is] boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Where [is] boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? No; but by the law of faith.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Where then [is] boasting? It has been excluded. By what law? of works? Nay, but by law of faith;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Where, then, the boasting! It is excluded. Through what kind of law? Of works? Nay! but through a law of faith:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Where then [is] the boasting? it was excluded; by what law? of works? no, but by a law of faith:
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Where is then thy boasting? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what Law? Of works? Nay: but by the Law of faith.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Where, then, is boasting? It is abolished. By what law? of works? No, but by the law of faith.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Where then is glorying? It is annihilated. By what law? by that of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Where 4226
{4226} Prime
ποῦ
pou
{poo}
Genitive case of πός [[pos]], an interrogitive pronoun, (what) otherwise obsolete (perhaps the same as G4225 used with the rising slide of inquiry); as adverb of place; at (by implication to) what locality.
[is] boasting 2746
{2746} Prime
καύχησις
kauchesis
{kow'-khay-sis}
From G2744; boasting (properly the act; by implication the objective), in a good or a bad sense.
then? 3767
{3767} Prime
οὖν
oun
{oon}
Apparently a primary word; (adverbially) certainly, or (conjugationally) accordingly.
It is excluded. 1576
{1576} Prime
ἐκκλείω
ekkleio
{ek-kli'-o}
From G1537 and G2808; to shut out (literally or figuratively).
z5681
<5681> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 602
By 1223
{1223} Prime
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
what 4169
{4169} Prime
ποῖος
poios
{poy'-os}
From the base of G4226 and G3634; individualizing interrogitive (of character) what sort of, or (of number) which one.
law? 3551
{3551} Prime
νόμος
nomos
{nom'-os}
From a primary word νέμω [[nemo]] (to parcel out, especially food or grazing to animals); law (through the idea of prescriptive usage), generally (regulation), specifically (of Moses [including the volume]; also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a principle).
of works? 2041
{2041} Prime
ἔργον
ergon
{er'-gon}
From ἔργω [[ergo]] (a primary but obsolete word; to work); toil (as an effort or occupation); by implication an act.
Nay: 3780
{3780} Prime
οὐχί
ouchi
{oo-khee'}
Intensive of G3756; not indeed.
but 235
{0235} Prime
ἀλλά
alla
{al-lah'}
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
by 1223
{1223} Prime
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
the law 3551
{3551} Prime
νόμος
nomos
{nom'-os}
From a primary word νέμω [[nemo]] (to parcel out, especially food or grazing to animals); law (through the idea of prescriptive usage), generally (regulation), specifically (of Moses [including the volume]; also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a principle).
of faith. 4102
{4102} Prime
πίστις
pistis
{pis'-tis}
From G3982; persuasion, that is, credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly constancy in such profession; by extension the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Romans 3:27-28

_ _ Romans 3:27-31. Inferences from the foregoing doctrines and an objection answered.

_ _ Inference first: Boasting is excluded by this, and no other way of justification.

_ _ Where is boasting then? ... excluded. By what law? — on what principle or scheme?.

_ _ of works? Nay; but by the law of faith.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Romans 3:19-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Romans 3:27

Where is the boasting then of the Jew against the gentile? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay — This would have left room for boasting. But by the law of faith — Since this requires all, without distinction, to apply as guilty and helpless sinners, to the free mercy of God in Christ. The law of faith is that divine constitution which makes faith, not works, the condition of acceptance.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Romans 3:27

(11) Where [is] boasting then? It is excluded. By what (e) law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

(11) An argument to prove this conclusion, that we are justified by faith without works, taken from the result of justification. The result of justification is the glory of God alone: therefore we are justified by faith without works: for if we were justified either by our own works alone, or partly by faith and partly by works, the glory of this justification would not be wholly given to God.

(e) By what doctrine? Now the doctrine of works has this condition attached to it, that is, "if you do", and the doctrine of faith has this condition, that is, "if you believe".

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Where:

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
Romans 2:17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,
Romans 2:23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
Romans 4:2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath [whereof] to glory; but not before God.
Ezekiel 16:62-63 And I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt know that I [am] the LORD: ... That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord GOD.
Ezekiel 36:31-32 Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that [were] not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations. ... Not for your sakes do I [this], saith the Lord GOD, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel.
Zephaniah 3:11 In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain.
Luke 18:9-14 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: ... I tell you, this man went down to his house justified [rather] than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
1 Corinthians 1:29-31 That no flesh should glory in his presence. ... That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 4:7 For who maketh thee to differ [from another]? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive [it], why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received [it]?
Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: ... For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

of works:

Romans 9:11 (For [the children] being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)
Romans 9:32 Wherefore? Because [they sought it] not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
Romans 10:5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
Romans 11:6 And if by grace, then [is it] no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if [it be] of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

but by:

Romans 7:21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
Romans 7:23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
Romans 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
Galatians 3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
1 John 5:11-12 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. ... He that hath the Son hath life; [and] he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
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