New American Standard Bible
Or is God the God of Jews only? Is He not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also,
King James Bible
Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
Darby Bible Translation
Is God the God of Jews only? is he not of the nations also? Yea, of nations also:
World English Bible
Or is God the God of Jews only? Isn't he the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also,
Young's Literal Translation
The God of Jews only is He, and not also of nations?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Is he the God ... - The Jews supposed that he was the God of their nation only, that they only were to be admitted to his favor. In these verses Paul showed that as all had alike sinned, Jews and Gentiles; and as the plan of salvation by faith was adapted to sinners, without any special reference to Jews; so God could show favors to all, and all might be admitted on the same terms to the benefits of the plan of salvation.
It is one God - The same God, there is but one, and his plan is equally suited to Jews and Gentiles.
The circumcision - Those who are circumcised - the Jews.
The uncircumcision - Gentiles; all who were not Jews.
By faith ...through faith - There is no difference in the meaning of these expressions. Both denote that faith is the instrumental cause of justification, or acceptance with God.
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 …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 38: 1892
How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
Opening his mouth, Peter said: "I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality,
even us, whom He also called, not from among Jews only, but also from among Gentiles.
For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him;
and for the Gentiles to glorify God for His mercy; as it is written, "THEREFORE I WILL GIVE PRAISE TO YOU AMONG THE GENTILES, AND I WILL SING TO YOUR NAME."
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
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