“But if through my falsehood
Abounds to his glory,
Why am I still being condemned
As a sinner?”
εἰ δὲ ἡ ἀλήθεια τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐν τῷ ἐμῷ ψεύσματι ἐπερίσσευσεν (ἐπερίσσευσεν) εἰς τὴν δόξαν αὐτοῦ, τί ἔτι κἀγὼ ὡς ἁμαρτωλὸς κρίνομαι;
Paul posed still another question. He asked that if through his falsehood (ἐν τῷ ἐμῷ ψεύσματι) God’s truthfulness (εἰ δὲ ἡ ἀλήθεια τοῦ Θεοῦ) abounded (ἐπερίσσευσεν) to his glory (εἰς τὴν δόξαν αὐτοῦ), why was he still being (τί ἔτι κἀγὼ) condemned or judged (κρίνομαι) as a sinner (ὡς ἁμαρτωλὸς)? Only the Pauline letters used this word ψεύσματι, that means a lie, falsehood, or untruthfulness. Paul once again wanted to know why was his falsehood contrasted with the truthfulness and glory of God, thus bringing a condemnation to him. In other words, the untruthful human only highlights the glorious truth of God. Why should humans be condemned or judged as a sinner when they only bring glory to God by their contrasting behaviors?