The Righteousness of God
Romans 3:21-26
God is both just and the justifier.
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Published May 3rd, 2016
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Main point summary
Main point summary
The purpose of Christ's death was to demonstrate God's redeeming grace and righteous judgment.
Romans 3:21-26
Νυνὶ δὲ
But now
χωρὶς νόμου
apart 1 from the Law
δικαιοσύνη θεοῦ πεφανέρωται
a the righteousness of God has been manifested,
μαρτυρουμένη ὑπὸ τοῦ νόμου καὶ τῶν προφητῶν,
being b witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,
δικαιοσύνη δὲ θεοῦ
even the a righteousness of God
διὰ πίστεως Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ
through b faith c in Jesus Christ
εἰς πάντας τοὺς πιστεύοντας.
for d all those 1 who believe;
οὐ γάρ ἐστιν διαστολή,
for e there is no distinction;
πάντες γὰρ ἥμαρτον
for all 1 a have sinned
καὶ ὑστεροῦνται τῆς δόξης τοῦ θεοῦ
and fall short of the glory of God,
δικαιούμενοι δωρεὰν
being justified as a gift
τῇ αὐτοῦ χάριτι
a by His grace
διὰ τῆς ἀπολυτρώσεως τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ•
through b the redemption which is in Christ Jesus;
ὃν προέθετο ὁ θεὸς ἱλαστήριον
whom God displayed publicly as a a 1 propitiation
διὰ [τῆς] πίστεως
2 b in His blood
ἐν τῷ αὐτοῦ αἵματι
through faith.
εἰς ἔνδειξιν τῆς δικαιοσύνης αὐτοῦ
This was to demonstrate His righteousness,
διὰ τὴν πάρεσιν τῶν προγεγονότων ἁμαρτημάτων
3 because in the c forbearance of God He d passed over the sins previously committed;
ἐν τῇ ἀνοχῇ τοῦ θεοῦ, πρὸς τὴν ἔνδειξιν τῆς δικαιοσύνης αὐτοῦ ἐν τῷ νῦν καιρῷ,
for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time,
εἰς τὸ εἶναι αὐτὸν δίκαιον καὶ δικαιοῦντα τὸν ἐκ πίστεως Ἰησοῦ.
so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who 1 has faith in Jesus.
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