15 y "We who are Jews by nature, and not z sinners of the Gentiles, 16 a "knowing that a man is not 1 justified by the works of the law but b by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not c by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.
17 "But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found d sinners, is Christ therefore a minister of sin? Certainly not! 18 "For if I build again those things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. 19 "For I e through the law f died to the law that I might g live to God. 20 "I have been h crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh i I live by faith in the Son of God, j who loved me and gave Himself for me. 21 "I do not set aside the grace of God; for k if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died 2 in vain."New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.