Romans 3:5
Good News Translation
But what if our doing wrong serves to show up more clearly God's doing right? Can we say that God does wrong when he punishes us? (This would be the natural question to ask.)

Contemporary English Version
If our evil deeds show how right God is, then what can we say? Is it wrong for God to become angry and punish us? What a foolish thing to ask.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if our injustice commend the justice of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust, who executeth wrath?

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But if our injustice commend the justice of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust, who executeth wrath?

But if.

Romans 3:7,25,26 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie, unto his glory, why am I also yet judged as a sinner? . . .

Romans 8:20,21 For the creature was made subject to vanity: not willingly, but by reason of him that made it subject, in hope. . . .

what shall.

Romans 4:1 What shall we say then that Abraham hath found, who is our father according to the flesh?

Romans 6:1 What shall we say, then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

Romans 7:7 What shall we say, then? Is the law sin? God forbid! But I do not know sin, but by the law. For I had not known concupiscence, if the law did not say: Thou shalt not covet.

Romans 9:13,14 As it is written: Jacob I have loved: but Esau I have hated. . . .

Is God.

Romans 2:5 But according to thy hardness and impenitent heart, thou treasurest up to thyself wrath, against the day of wrath and revelation of the just judgment of God:

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law speaketh, it speaketh to them that are in the law: that every mouth may be stopped and all the world may be made subject to God.

Romans 9:18-20 Therefore he hath mercy on whom he will. And whom he will, he hardeneth. . . .

Romans 12:19 Revenge not yourselves, my dearly beloved; but give place unto wrath, for it is written: Revenge is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord.

Deuteronomy 32:39-43 See ye that I alone am, and there is no other God besides me: I will kill and I will make to live: I will strike, and I will heal, and there is none that can deliver out of my hand. . . .

Psalm 58:10,11 The just shall rejoice when he shall see the revenge: he shall wash his hands in the blood of the sinner. . . .

Psalm 94:1,2 The Lord is the God to whom revenge belongeth: the God of revenge hath acted freely. . . .

Nahum 1:2,6-8 The Lord is a jealous God, and a revenger: the Lord is a revenger, and hath wrath: the Lord taketh vengeance on his adversaries, and he is angry with his enemies. . . .

2 Thessalonians 1:6-9 Seeing it is a just thing with God to repay tribulation to them that trouble you: . . .

Revelation 15:3 And singing the canticle of Moses, the servant of God, and the canticle of the Lamb, saying: Great and wonderful are thy works, O Lord God Almighty. Just and true are thy ways, O King of ages.

Revelation 16:5-7 And I heard the angel of the waters saying: Thou art just, O Lord, who art and who wast, the Holy One, because thou hast judged these things. . . .

Revelation 18:20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven and ye holy apostles and prophets. For God hath judged your judgment on her.

I speak.

Romans 6:19 I speak an human thing, because of the infirmity of your flesh. For as you have yielded your members to serve uncleanness and iniquity, unto iniquity: so now yield your members to serve justice, unto sanctification.

1 Corinthians 9:8 Speak I these things according to man? Or doth not the law also say; these things?

Galatians 3:15 Brethren (I speak after the manner of man), yet a man's testament, if it be confirmed, no man despiseth nor addeth to it.

Context
God Remains Faithful
4But God is true and every man a liar, as it is written: That thou mayest be justified in thy words and mayest overcome when thou art judged. 5But if our injustice commend the justice of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust, who executeth wrath? 6(I speak according to man.) God forbid! Otherwise how shall God judge this world?…
Cross References
Genesis 18:25
Far be it from thee to do this thing, and to slay the just with the wicked, and for the just to be in like case as the wicked; this is not beseeming thee: thou who judgest all the earth, wilt not make this judgment.

Job 8:3
Doth God pervert judgment, or doth the Almighty overthrow that which is just?

Romans 4:1
What shall we say then that Abraham hath found, who is our father according to the flesh?

Romans 5:8
But God commendeth his charity towards us: because when as yet we were sinners according to the time.

Romans 6:1
What shall we say, then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

Romans 6:19
I speak an human thing, because of the infirmity of your flesh. For as you have yielded your members to serve uncleanness and iniquity, unto iniquity: so now yield your members to serve justice, unto sanctification.

Romans 7:7
What shall we say, then? Is the law sin? God forbid! But I do not know sin, but by the law. For I had not known concupiscence, if the law did not say: Thou shalt not covet.

Romans 8:31
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who is against us?

Romans 9:14
What shall we say then? Is there injustice with God? God forbid!

Romans 9:30
What then shall we say? That the Gentiles who followed not after justice have attained to justice, even the justice that is of faith.

1 Corinthians 9:8
Speak I these things according to man? Or doth not the law also say; these things?

1 Corinthians 15:32
If (according to man) I fought with beasts at Ephesus, what doth it profit me, if the dead rise not again? Let us eat and drink, for to morrow we shall die.

2 Corinthians 6:4
But in all things let us exhibit ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in tribulation, in necessities, in distresses,

2 Corinthians 7:11
For behold this selfsame thing, that you were made sorrowful according to God, how great carefulness it worketh in you: yea defence, yea indignation, yea fear, yea desire, yea zeal, yea revenge. In all things you have shewed yourselves to be undefiled in the matter.

Galatians 2:18
For if I build up again the things which I have destroyed, I make myself a prevaricator.

Galatians 3:15
Brethren (I speak after the manner of man), yet a man's testament, if it be confirmed, no man despiseth nor addeth to it.

Additional Translations
But if our unrighteousness highlights the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unjust to inflict His wrath on us? I am speaking in human terms.

But if our unrighteousness shows God's righteousness, what shall we say? God, inflicting the wrath, is unrighteous? I speak according to man.

But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who takes vengeance? (I speak as a man)

But if our righteousness commendeth the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who visiteth with wrath? (I speak after the manner of men.)

But if our unrighteousness commend God's righteousness, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who inflicts wrath? I speak according to man.

But if our unrighteousness commendeth the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who visiteth with wrath? (I speak after the manner of men.)

But if our unrighteousness commendeth the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man.)

But if our unrighteousness sets God's righteousness in a clearer light, what shall we say? (Is God unrighteous--I speak in our everyday language-- when He inflicts punishment?

But if our unrighteousness commends the righteousness of God, what will we say? Is God unrighteous who inflicts wrath? I speak like men do.

And, if our unrighteousness God's righteousness doth establish, what shall we say? is God unrighteous who is inflicting the wrath? (after the manner of a man I speak)
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