New American Standard Bible
Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.
King James Bible
Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
Darby Bible Translation
Where then is boasting? It has been excluded. By what law? of works? Nay, but by law of faith;
World English Bible
Where then is the boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.
Young's Literal Translation
Where then is the boasting? it was excluded; by what law? of works? no, but by a law of faith:
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Where is boasting then? - Where is there ground or occasion of boasting or pride? Since all have sinned, and since all have failed of being able to justify themselves by obeying the Law, and since all are alike dependent on the mere mercy of God in Christ, all ground of boasting is of course taken away. This refers particularly to the Jews, who were much addicted to boasting of their special privileges; See the note at Romans 3:1, etc.
By what law? - The word "law "here is used in the sense of "arrangement, rule, or economy." By what arrangement, or by the operation of what rule, is boasting excluded? "(Stuart)." See Galatians 3:21; Acts 21:20.
Of works - The Law which commands works, and on which the Jews relied. If this were complied with, and they were thereby justified, they would have had ground of self-confidence, or boasting, as being justified by their own merits. But a plan which led to this, which ended in boasting, and self-satisfaction, and pride, could not be true.
Nay - No.
The law of faith - The rule, or arrangement which proclaims that we have no merit; that we are lost sinners; and that we are to be justified only by faith.
LibraryGod Justified, Though Man Believes Not
"For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, and every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged."--Romans 3:3,4. The seed of Israel had great privileges even before the coming of Christ. God had promised by covenant that they should have those privileges; and they did enjoy them. They had a revelation and a light divine, while all the world …
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But if you bear the name "Jew " and rely upon the Law and boast in God,
You who boast in the Law, through your breaking the Law, do you dishonor God?
for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.
but Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law.
1 Corinthians 1:29
so that no man may boast before God.
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