25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement,[a](A) through the shedding of his blood(B)—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 3:25 The Greek for sacrifice of atonement refers to the atonement cover on the ark of the covenant (see Lev. 16:15,16).

25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

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10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us(A) and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.(B)

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10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

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