JST, Romans 3:5–8. Compare Romans 3:5–8

Paul teaches that a person cannot do evil to bring about good.

5 But if we remain in our unrighteousness and commend the righteousness of God, how dare we say, God is unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man who fears God,)

6 God forbid; for then how shall God judge the world?

7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie, (as it is called of the Jews,) unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner? and not received? Because we are slanderously reported;

8 And some affirm that we say, (whose damnation is just,) Let us do evil that good may come. But this is false.