Differences Between Jew And Gentile Essay

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Romans chapter 3:22 has been translated many different ways. The translation the textbook Paul for Everyone: Romans 1-8 uses says, “God’s covenant justice comes into operation through the faithfulness of Jesus the Messiah, for the benefit of all who have faith. For there is no distinction:” yet, the New Internatonal Version it says, “This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile,” (NIV.) There is quite the difference between these two versions. The question is, which version is translated correctly? What does the phrase “faith of Christ” mean, and how can this phrase best be communicated. The Hebrew text for the phrase “faith in Christ” is, “pistis Iēsous Christos” (Blue Letter Bible.) The word pistis can be translated faith or faithfulness. While the translation could be “faith in Christ” or “faithfulness of Christ,” but the best translation is “faithfulness of Christ.” In the context of this scripture Paul is talking about the human condition and our inability to become righteous in God’s eyes except through grace . Romans 3:23-24 says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus” (NIV.) Paul highlights our need for Christ. The translation, “Righteousness is given through the faithfulness of Jesus to all those who believe” seems to fit the context of what Paul is trying to communicate…

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