Biblical Passages from Romans on Justification and Righteousness
1: 17 For in it is revealed the uprightness of God, through faith and for faith, as it stands written, The One who is upright shall find life through faith.
[Galatians 3: 11 And that no one is justified before God by the law is clear, for “**the one who is righteous by faith will live.”]
Jcb, Messiah is a possible answer. Also, IT is the Gospel. And in it God’s uprightness is revealed. So, Power of God reveals His uprightness.
2: 13 For it is not those who listen to the law who are upright before God; rather, those who observe the law will be justified before him.
Observe (doers/poietes) [God does it. But we do it because he does it in and through us. One hundred percent him…one hundred percent us…]
3: 5 If our wickedness brings forth the uprightness of God, what are we to say? Is God unjust to bring wrath upon us (I am speaking, of course, in human terms)?
3: 20 …since no human being will be justified before him through deeds prescribed by the law; for through the law comes real knowledge of sin.
Be justified (dikaioō**)**
3: 21 But now, independently of the law, the uprightness of God has been disclosed…the uprightness of God that comes through faith in Jesus Christ toward all who believe, toward all, without distinction.
3: 23-24 For all alike have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; yet all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that comes in Christ Jesus.
(5: 18 So, just as through one trespass condemnation came upon all, through one act of righteousness justification and life came to all human beings.)
Righteousness (dikaioma), Justification (dikaiōsis)
3: 25…This was to be a manifestation of God’s uprightness for the pardon of past sins committed in the time of his forbearance, a manifestation of his uprightness also at the present time to show that he is upright and justifies the one who puts faith in Jesus.
3: 28 For we maintain that a human being is justified by faith apart from deeds prescribed by the law.
3: 30 For God who will justify both [the circumcised in virtue of their faith and the uncircumcised through their faith] is one.