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Romans 3:12

    Romans 3:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that does good, no, not one.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They have all turned aside, they are together become unprofitable; There is none that doeth good, no, not, so much as one:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They have all gone out of the way, there is no profit in any of them; there is not one who does good, not so much as one:

    Webster's Revision

    They have all turned aside, they are together become unprofitable; There is none that doeth good, no, not, so much as one:

    World English Bible

    They have all turned aside. They have together become unprofitable. There is no one who does good, no, not, so much as one."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They have all turned aside, they are together become unprofitable; There is none that doeth good, no, not so much as one:

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 3:12

    They are all gone out of the way - παντες εξεκλιναν, they have all diverged from the right way, they have either abandoned or corrupted the worship of God: the Jews, in forsaking the law and the prophets, and the Gentiles, in acting contrary to the law which God had written on their hearts. And the departure of both from the truth proves the evil propensity of human nature in general.

    They are together become unprofitable - ηχρειωθησαν. They are useless, good for nothing; or, as the Hebrew has it, נאלחו neelachu, they are putrid: he views the whole mass of mankind as slain and thrown together, to putrefy in heaps. This is what is termed the corruption of human nature; they are infected and infectious. What need of the mercy of God to save from such a state of degeneracy!

    There is none that doeth good - In Romans 3:10 it is said, There is none righteous; here, There is none that doeth good: the first may refer to the want of a righteous principle; the second, to the necessary consequence of the absence of such a principle. If there be no righteousness within, there will be no acts of goodness without.

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 3:12

    They have all gone out of the way - They have "declined" from the true path of piety and virtue.

    They are together - They have at the same time; or they have equally become unprofitable. They are as one; they are joined, or united in this declension. The expression denotes union, or similarity.

    Become unprofitable - This word in Hebrew means to become "putrid" and "offensive," like fruit that is spoiled. In Arabic, it is applied to "milk" that becomes sour. Applied to moral subjects, it means to become corrupt and useless. They are of no value in regard to works of righteousness.

    There is none ... - This is taken literally from the Hebrew.

    Wesley's Notes on Romans 3:12

    3:12 They have all turned aside - From the good way. They are become unprofitable - Helpless impotent, unable to profit either themselves or others.