Context / meaning
Romans 3 [5.] But if our unrighteousness commends the righteousness of God, what will we say? Is God unrighteous who inflicts wrath? I speak like men do. May it never be! For then how will God judge the world? For if the truth of God through my lie abounded to his glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner? Why not (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say), “Let us do evil, that good may come?” Those who say so are justly condemned. What then? Are we better than they? No, in no way. For we previously warned both Jews and Greeks, that they are all under sin.
Romans 3 [10.] As it is written,
“There is no one righteous;
no, not one.
There is no one who understands.
There is no one who seeks after God.
They have all turned aside.
They have together become unprofitable.
There is no one who does good,
no, not so much as one.”[b]
“Their throat is an open tomb.
With their tongues they have used deceit.”[c]
“The poison of vipers is under their lips”;[d]
“whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.”[e]
“Their feet are swift to shed blood.
Destruction and misery are in their ways.
The way of peace, they haven’t known.”[f]
“There is no fear of God before their eyes.”[g]
b. Romans 3:12 Psalms 14:1-3; 53:1-3; Ecclesiastes 7:20.
c. Romans 3:13 Psalm 5:9.
d. Romans 3:13 Psalm 140:3.
e. Romans 3:14 Psalm 10:7.
f. Romans 3:17 Isaiah 59:7-8.
g. Romans 3:18 Psalm 36:1.