English Standard Version
It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
King James Bible
To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
American Standard Version
for the showing, I say , of his righteousness at this present season: that he might himself be just, and the justifier of him that hath faith in Jesus.
Through the forbearance of God, for the shewing of his justice in this time; that he himself may be just, and the justifier of him, who is of the faith of Jesus Christ.
English Revised Version
for the shewing, I say, of his righteousness at this present season: that he might himself be just, and the justifier of him that hath faith in Jesus.
Webster's Bible Translation
To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he may be just, and the justifier of him who believeth in Jesus.
Weymouth New Testament
with a view to demonstrating, at the present time, His righteousness, that He may be shown to be righteous Himself, and the giver of righteousness to those who believe in Jesus.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
At this time (ἐν τῷ νῦν καιρῷ)
Lit., in the now season. Rev., at this present season. See on Matthew 12:1. The contrast is with the past, not with the future.
Just and the justifier (δίκαιον καὶ δικαιοῦντα)
The sense and yet, often imported into καὶ and, is purely gratuitous. It is introduced on dogmatic grounds, and implies a problem in the divine nature itself, namely, to bring God's essential justice into consistency with His merciful restoration of the sinner. On the contrary, the words are coordinate - righteous and making believers righteous. It is of the essence of divine righteousness to bring men into perfect sympathy with itself. Paul's object is not to show how God is vindicated, but how man is made right with the righteous God. Theology may safely leave God to take care for the adjustment of the different sides of His own character. The very highest and strongest reason why God should make men right lies in His own righteousness. Because He is righteous He must hate sin, and the antagonism can be removed only by removing the sin, not by compounding it.
Him which believeth in Jesus (τὸν ἐκ πίστεως Ἱησοῦ)
Lit., him which is of faith in Jesus. See on Romans 3:22. Some texts omit of Jesus. The expression "of faith" indicates the distinguishing peculiarity of the justified as derived from faith in Christ. For the force of ἐκ out of, see on Luke 16:31; see on John 8:23; see on John 12:49; see on 1 John 5:19.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And the child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day of his public appearance to Israel.
whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.
Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith.
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