New Living Translation
Of course not! If God were not entirely fair, how would he be qualified to judge the world?
King James Bible
God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
Darby Bible Translation
Far be the thought: since how shall God judge the world?
World English Bible
May it never be! For then how will God judge the world?
Young's Literal Translation
let it not be! since how shall God judge the world?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:6 God forbid - By no means. If it were unjust in God to punish that unrighteousness which is subservient to his own glory, how should God judge the world - Since all the unrighteousness in the world will then commend the righteousness of God.
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 …
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life
The Necessity of Other Preparatory Acts Besides Faith
Certainty of Our Justification.
Surely you wouldn't do such a thing, destroying the righteous along with the wicked. Why, you would be treating the righteous and the wicked exactly the same! Surely you wouldn't do that! Should not the Judge of all the earth do what is right?"
"I'll tell you--he will come and kill those farmers and lease the vineyard to others." "How terrible that such a thing should ever happen," his listeners protested.
And this is the message I proclaim--that the day is coming when God, through Christ Jesus, will judge everyone's secret life.
Of course not! Even if everyone else is a liar, God is true. As the Scriptures say about him, "You will be proved right in what you say, and you will win your case in court."
Well then, if we emphasize faith, does this mean that we can forget about the law? Of course not! In fact, only when we have faith do we truly fulfill the law.
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