New International Version
know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.
King James Bible
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
Darby Bible Translation
but knowing that a man is not justified on the principle of works of law [nor] but by the faith of Jesus Christ, *we* also have believed on Christ Jesus, that we might be justified on the principle of [the] faith of Christ; and not of works of law; because on the principle of works of law no flesh shall be justified.
World English Bible
yet knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the law, because no flesh will be justified by the works of the law.
Young's Literal Translation
having known also that a man is not declared righteous by works of law, if not through the faith of Jesus Christ, also we in Christ Jesus did believe, that we might be declared righteous by the faith of Christ, and not by works of law, wherefore declared righteous by works of law shall be no flesh.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Knowing that a man is not justified - See the notes on Romans 1:17; Romans 3:24 (note), Romans 3:27 (note); Romans 8:3 (note). And see on Acts 13:38 (note) and Acts 13:39 (note), in which places the subject of this verse is largely discussed. Neither the works of the Jewish law, nor of any other law, could justify any man; and if justification or pardon could not have been attained in some other way, the world must have perished. Justification by faith, in the boundless mercy of God, is as reasonable as it is Scriptural and necessary.
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Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.
Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.
Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God's sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.
This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile,
What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith;
Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because "the righteous will live by faith."
So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith.
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