The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleRomans 3:10
As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one.
The several passages cited here, and in some following verses, are
taken out of the Psalms and Isaiah; and are brought to prove, not only
that the Jews are no better than the Gentiles, being equally corrupt
and depraved as they; but also to show the corrupt state and condition
of mankind in general: and the words are not always literally
expressed, but the sense is attended to, as in this passage; for in the
original text of (Psalms 14:1) , it is, "there is none that doth good";
from whence the apostle rightly infers, "there is none righteous"; for
he that does not do good, is not righteous; and therefore if there is
none on earth that does good and does not sin, there is none righteous
upon earth, "no, not one" single person. The Jews allegorizing that
passage in (Genesis 19:31) , "there is not a man in the earth to come into
us", remark F21 on it thus,
``(Urab qydu vya Nya) , "there is not a righteous man in the
earth"; and there is not a man that rules over his
There is none righteous as Adam was, in a state of innocence; for all
have sinned, and are filled with unrighteousness, and are enemies to
righteousness; none are righteous by their obedience to the law of
works; nor are there any righteous in the sight of God, upon the foot
of their own righteousness, however they may appear in their own eyes,
and in the sight of others; nor are any inherently righteous, for there
is none without sin, sanctification is imperfect; nor is it, either in
whole or in part, a saint's justifying righteousness; indeed there is
none righteous, no, not one, but those who are justified by the
righteousness of Christ imputed to them.
F21 Midrash Haneelam in Zohar in Gen. fol. 68. 1.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Romans 3:10". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=ro&chapter=003&verse=010>. 1999.