But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from law, although the law and the prophets
bear witness to it, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is
no distinction; since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, they are justified by his grace as a
gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as an expiation by his
blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he
had passed over former sins; it was to prove at the present time that he himself is righteous and that he
justifies him who has faith in Jesus (Rom. 3:21-26).