PAUL THE APOSTLE
Romans 2 ©
1 Paul confutes an objection of those who thought they were thereby righteous, because they did not openly commit such abominable sins, but condemned the same in others. 3 And who thought that they stood in the favor of God, because He did them good and blessed them in this world. 5 Contrarily he declares that God shall judge all men without respect of persons, not according to their outward appearance or condition, but according to their works as well inward as outward. 12 And that as well the Jews who had the law as the Gentiles who had not the written law. 17 He takes away from the Jews the opinion that they would be justified by the knowledge of the law, and instructing of others in the same. 25 Or by circumcision and other outward advantages which the Jews had above the Gentiles. 27 Teaching who are the true Jews, and the proper circumcision.
THEREFORE1 thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art 2that judgest: fora wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest 3doest the same things.
But 4we are sure that the judgment of God is according 5to truth against them which commit such things.
And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest 6the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
Or despisest thou 7the riches of his 8goodness and 9forbearance and 10longsuffering;b notc knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee 11to repentance?
But after thy 12hardness and impenitent heart 13treasurestd up unto thyself wrath 14against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
Whoe will 15render to every man according to his deeds:
To them who by patient 16continuance 17in well doing seek for glory and honour and 18immortality, eternal life:
Butf unto them 19that are contentious, and do not obey 20the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and 21wrath,
22Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
But 23glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
Forg there is no respect 24of persons with God.
For as many as have sinned 25without law shall also perish 26without law: and as many as have sinned 27in the law shall be judged 28by the law;
(Forh not 29the hearers of the law are 30just before God, but 31the doers of the law 32shall be justified.
For when the Gentiles, which have not 33the law, do by nature 34the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, 35are a law unto themselves:
Which 36shew 37the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while 38accusing or else 39excusing one another;)
40Ini the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ 41according to my gospel.
Behold, 42thou art called 43a Jew, 44andj restest in the law, and 45makest thy boast of God,
And knowest his will, and approvest the things 46that are more excellent, 47being instructed out of the law;
And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,
An instructor of the foolish, a teacher 48of babes, which hast 49the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
Thou therefore which teachest another, 50teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, 51dost thou steal?
Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, 52dost thou commit sacrilege?
Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles 53through you, ask it is written.
For circumcision verily profiteth, 54if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made 55uncircumcision.
Therefore if 56the uncircumcision keep the 57righteousness of the law, shall not 58his uncircumcision be counted 59for circumcision?
And shall not 60uncircumcision which is by nature, 61if it fulfil the law, 62judge thee, who by 63the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?
Forl he 64is not a Jew, which is one 65outwardly; neither is that 66circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
But he is 67a Jew, which is one inwardly; andm68circumcision is that of the heart, 69in the spirit, and not 70in the letter; 71whose praise is 72not of men, 73but of God.