R O M A N S.
The apostle, in this chapter, carries on his
discourse concerning justification. He had already proved the guilt
both of Gentiles and Jews. Now in this chapter, I. He answers some
objections that might be made against what he had said about the
Jews, ver. 1-8. II. He
asserts the guilt and corruption of mankind in common, both Jews
and Gentiles, ver. 9-18.
III. He argues thence that justification must needs be by faith,
and not by the law, which he gives several reasons for (ver. 19 to the end). The many
digressions in his writings render his discourse sometimes a little
difficult, but his scope is evident.