New Living Translation
But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago.
King James Bible
But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
Darby Bible Translation
But now without law righteousness of God is manifested, borne witness to by the law and the prophets;
World English Bible
But now apart from the law, a righteousness of God has been revealed, being testified by the law and the prophets;
Young's Literal Translation
And now apart from law hath the righteousness of God been manifested, testified to by the law and the prophets,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:21 But now the righteousness of God - That is, the manner of becoming righteous which God hath appointed. Without the law - Without that previous obedience which the law requires; without reference to the law, or dependence on it. Is manifested - In the gospel. Being attested by the Law itself, and by the Prophets - By all the promises in the Old Testament.
LibraryHow Christ is Made Use of for Justification as a Way.
What Christ hath done to purchase, procure, and bring about our justification before God, is mentioned already, viz. That he stood in the room of sinners, engaging for them as their cautioner, undertaking, and at length paying down the ransom; becoming sin, or a sacrifice for sin, and a curse for them, and so laying down his life a ransom to satisfy divine justice; and this he hath made known in the gospel, calling sinners to an accepting of him as their only Mediator, and to a resting upon him for …
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Certainty of Our Justification.
For I am ready to set things right, not in the distant future, but right now! I am ready to save Jerusalem and show my glory to Israel.
"A period of seventy sets of seven has been decreed for your people and your holy city to finish their rebellion, to put an end to their sin, to atone for their guilt, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to confirm the prophetic vision, and to anoint the Most Holy Place.
He is the one all the prophets testified about, saying that everyone who believes in him will have their sins forgiven through his name."
God promised this Good News long ago through his prophets in the holy Scriptures.
This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, "It is through faith that a righteous person has life."
So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law.
What does all this mean? Even though the Gentiles were not trying to follow God's standards, they were made right with God. And it was by faith that this took place.
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