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Romans 3:30 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— if so be that God is one, and he shall justify the circumcision by faith, and the uncircumcision through faith.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Seeing [it is] one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— since indeed God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith is one.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Seeing [it is] one God who will justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— since indeed [it is] one God who shall justify [the] circumcision on the principle of faith, and uncircumcision by faith.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— If, at all events, God is one, who will declare righteous—the circumcision by faith, and the uncircumcision through their faith.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— yes, also of nations; since one [is] God who shall declare righteous the circumcision by faith, and the uncircumcision through the faith.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For it is one God that justifieth circumcision by faith and uncircumcision through faith.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Seeing it is one God which shal iustifie the circumcision by faith, and vncircumcision through faith.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Because one is Aloha, who justifieth the circumcision by faith, also the uncircumcision by the same faith.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Because there is, one God, who justifieth the circumcision by faith, and the uncircumcision by the same faith.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Seeing 1897
{1897} Prime
ἐπείπερ
epeiper
{ep-i'-per}
From G1893 and G4007; since indeed (of cause).
[it is] one 1520
{1520} Prime
εἷς
heis
{hice}
(Including the neuter [etc.] ἕν [[hen]]); a primary numeral; one.
God, 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
which 3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
shall justify 1344
{1344} Prime
δικαιόω
dikaioo
{dik-ah-yo'-o}
From G1342; to render (that is, show or regard as) just or innocent.
z5692
<5692> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 814
the circumcision 4061
{4061} Prime
περιτομή
peritome
{per-it-om-ay'}
From G4059; circumcision (the rite, the condition or the people, literally or figuratively).
by 1537
{1537} Prime
ἐκ
ek
{ek}
A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).
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.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
uncircumcision 203
{0203} Prime
ἀκροβυστία
akrobustia
{ak-rob-oos-tee'-ah}
From G0206 and probably a modified form of πόσθη [[posthe]] (the penis or male sexual organ); the prepuce; by implication an uncircumcised (that is, gentile, figuratively unregenerate) state or person.
through 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.
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 3:30

_ _ it is one God who shall justify — “has unchangeably fixed that He shall justify.”

_ _ the circumcision by — “of”

_ _ faith, and the uncircumcision through faith — probably this is but a varied statement of the same truth for greater emphasis (see Romans 3:22); though Bengel thinks that the justification of the Jews, as the born heirs of the promise, may be here purposely said to be “of faith,” while that of the Gentiles, previously “strangers to the covenants of promise,” may be said to be “through faith,” as thus admitted into a new family.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Romans 3:19-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Romans 3:30

Seeing it is one God who — Shows mercy to both, and by the very same means.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Romans 3:30

Seeing [it is] one God, which shall justify (g) the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.

(g) The circumcised.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Romans 3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
Romans 4:11-12 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which [he had yet] being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: ... And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which [he had] being [yet] uncircumcised.
Romans 10:12-13 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. ... For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Galatians 2:14-16 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before [them] all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews? ... 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 3:20 Now a mediator is not [a mediator] of one, but God is one.
Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
Galatians 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
Colossians 2:10-11 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: ... In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
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Ro 3:28; 4:11; 10:12. Ga 2:14; 3:8, 20, 28; 5:6; 6:15. Php 3:3. Col 2:10.

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Perhaps Adam Clark's commentary will help you better understand it. I think you are understanding Verses 12-13 incorrectly.
- JimD (2/15/2012 3:34:36 PM)
The people of circumcision cannot be justified by faith as per Rom 2:12-13. According to literal translation it is " ... God who shall be justifiing circumcision out of belief ...". Here 'out of' means 'away from'. Eg: fish out of water, settle out of the court etc. Unfortunately no translation reades like this. Please help if Iam wrong.
- Sridhar (2/13/2012 8:44:51 AM)
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