Parallel Bible VersionsGreek Bible Study Tools

Romans 3:28 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— We reckon therefore that a man is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Therefore we conclude, that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— for we reckon that a man is justified by faith, without works of law.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For we reckon that a man is to be declared righteous by faith, apart from works of law.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— therefore do we reckon a man to be declared righteous by faith, apart from works of law.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For we account a man to be justified by faith, without the works of the law.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Therefore wee conclude, that a man is iustified by faith, without the deeds of the Law.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— We comprehend, therefore, that by faith man is justified, and not by the works of the law.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— We therefore conclude, that it is by faith a man is justified, and not by the works of the law.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Therefore 3767
{3767} Prime
Apparently a primary word; (adverbially) certainly, or (conjugationally) accordingly.
we conclude 3049
{3049} Prime
Middle voice from G3056; to take an inventory, that is, estimate (literally or figuratively).
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
that a man 444
{0444} Prime
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
is justified 1344
{1344} Prime
From G1342; to render (that is, show or regard as) just or innocent.
<5745> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 105
by faith 4102
{4102} Prime
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.
without 5565
{5565} Prime
Adverb from G5561; at a space, that is, separately or apart from (often as preposition).
the deeds 2041
{2041} Prime
From ἔργω [[ergo]] (a primary but obsolete word; to work); toil (as an effort or occupation); by implication an act.
of the law. 3551
{3551} Prime
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).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Romans 3:27-28.

Romans 3:28

_ _ Therefore we conclude, etc. — It is the unavoidable tendency of dependence upon our own works, less or more, for acceptance with God, to beget a spirit of “boasting.” But that God should encourage such a spirit in sinners, by any procedure of His, is incredible. This therefore stamps falsehood upon every form of “justification by works,” whereas the doctrine that

Our faith receives a righteousness
That makes the sinner just,
manifestly and entirely excludes “boasting”;
and this is the best evidence of its truth.
Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Romans 3:19-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Romans 3:28

We conclude then that a man is justified by faith — And even by this, not as it is a work, but as it receives Christ; and, consequently, has something essentially different from all our works whatsoever.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

[[no comment]]

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Romans 3:20-22 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law [is] the knowledge of sin. ... Even the righteousness of God [which is] by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
Romans 3:26 To declare, [I say], at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
Romans 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
John 3:14-18 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: ... He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
John 6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Acts 13:38-39 Be it known unto you therefore, men [and] brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: ... And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
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.
Galatians 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, [saying], In thee shall all nations be blessed.
Galatians 3:11-14 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, [it is] evident: for, The just shall live by faith. ... That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Galatians 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster [to bring us] unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Random Bible VersesNew Quotes

Chain-Reference Bible Search

Jn 3:14; 5:24; 6:40. Ac 13:38. Ro 3:20, 26; 4:5; 5:1; 8:3. 1Co 6:11. Ga 2:16; 3:8, 11, 24. Php 3:9. Tit 3:7.

Newest Chat Bible Comment
Comment HereComplete Biblical ResearchComplete Chat Bible Commentary
Please post your comment on Romans 3:28.

WWW Chat Bible Commentary

User-Posted Comments on Romans 3:28

Recent Chat Bible Comments