Faith/Spirituality Forum: Rom 3:28

Rom 3:28 QUESTION from Susan October 17, 2001 Dear Brother,
Thank you so much for answering to my previous mail. It has been a great help to me. However, I do have further queries.
Concerning Rom3:28, You said that Luther messed up that verse by putting alone after faith. I referred to 5 Catholic Bibles and 4 of them mentions on faith alone, but in their own words.
My question is: Why does our Catholic Bible have Luther's messed up work?
Now I am confused on which Bible to read because the Bible I read concerning this verse gave me two different pictures.
Please help.
Thanks once again
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, OLSM on October 18, 2001 Dear Mrs. Susan:
What Bibles are these that you are referring to? And are you sure that the actual word alone is in the text?
There are no Cahtolic or Protestant bibles that I have ever seen that include the actual word alone in Rom 3:28.
Luther added that word in his German translation, but it does not appear anywhere else that I am aware of.
Not even the King James version uses the word alone in the text. The King James Version says: Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law..
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