The Jews' prerogative:
Romans 3:1 What preferment then hathe the Iewe? other what auauntageth circumcysyon? Romans 3:2 Surelye verye muche. Fyrste vnto them was commytted the word of God.
which they have not lost:
Romans 3:3 What then though some of them dyd not beleue? shall theyr vnbelefe make the promes of God withoute effecte? Romans 3:4 God forbyd. Let God be true and all men lyars, as it is wrytten: That thou myghtest be iustifyed in thy saiynge, and shouldest ouercome when thou art iudged. Romans 3:5 If our vnryghtuousnes make the ryghtuousnes of God more excellent: what shall we saye? Is God vnrightuous which taketh vengeaunce? I speake after the maner of men, Romans 3:6 God forbyd. For how then shall God iudge the worlde? Romans 3:7 Yf the veritie of God appeare more excellent thorow my lye, vnto hys praise why am I hence forth iudged as a synner? Romans 3:8 & saye not rather (as men euyl speake of vs, and as some affyrme that we saye) let vs do euyll that good maye come thereof. Whose damnacyon is iuste.
howbeit the Law convinceth them also of sin:
Romans 3:9 What saye we then? Are we better then daye? No, in no wyse. For we haue alreadye proued, howe that both Iewes and Gentyls are all vnder synne: Romans 3:10 as it is wrytten: There is none righteous, no not one: Romans 3:11 there is none that vnderstandeth, there is none that seketh after God, Romans 3:12 they are all gone out of the waye, they are all made vnprofytable, there is none that doeth good, no not one. Romans 3:13 Theyr throte is an open sepulchre, with theyr tonges they haue disceyued, the poyson of aspes is vnder their lippes. Romans 3:14 Whose mouthes are full of curssyng and bytternes. Romans 3:15 Theyr fete are swyfte to sheed bloude. Romans 3:16 Destruccyon and wretchednes are in theyr wayes. Romans 3:17 And the way of peace they haue not knowen. Romans 3:18 There is no feare of God before theyr eyes. Romans 3:19 Yea and we knowe that whatsoeuer þe law sayeth, he saith it to them which are vnder the lawe. That all mouthes maye be stopped, and all the world be subdued to God,
therefore no flesh is justified by the Law,
Romans 3:20 because that by the dedes of the lawe, shall no fleshe be iustifyed in the syght of God. For by the lawe commeth the knoweledge of synne. Romans 3:21 Nowe verelye is the ryghteousnes that commeth of God, declared withoute the fulfyllynge of lawe, hauynge wytnes yet of þe lawe and of the Prophetes. Romans 3:22 The ryghteousnes no doubte whiche is good before God commeth by the fayth of Christe, vnto all and vpon all that beleue. There is no difference: Romans 3:23 for al haue sinned, and lacke the prayse that is of valoure before God, Romans 3:24 but are iustifyed frelye by hys grace thorowe the redempcion that is in Christe Iesus, Romans 3:25 whome God hath made a seate of mercye thorowe fayth in hys bloude, to shewe þe rightuousnes whiche before hym is of valoure, in that he forgeueth the synnes that are passed, whiche God dyd suffer Romans 3:26 to shewe at thys time the ryghteousnes that is alowed of hym that he myghte be counted iuste, and iustifyar of hym which beleueth on Iesus. Romans 3:27 Where is then thy reioysynge? It is excluded. By what lawe? by the lawe of workes? Naye, but by the lawe of faythe.
but all, without difference, by faith only:
Romans 3:28 For we suppose that a man is iustified by fayth withoute the dedes of the lawe. Romans 3:29 Is he þe God of Iewes onely? Is he not also the God of the gentyls? Yes, euen of the gentyls also. Romans 3:30 For it is God onelye which iustifyeth circumcysyon whiche is of fayth, and vncircumcysyon thorowe fayth.
and yet the Law is not abolished.
Romans 3:31 Do we then destroye the lawe thorowe fayth? God forbyd. But we rather mayntayne the lawe.