Romans

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1They that condemn sin in others, and are guilty of the same themselves, cannot escape God's judgment; 6which will be according to every man's deserts, without distinction of Jew or Gentile. 14The Gentiles are not left without a rule of conduct. 17The Jew, who boasteth of greater light, is doubly criminal in sinning against it; 25nor will circumcision profit him, except he keep the law.

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THEREFORE athou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for bwherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.

b Jn. 8.7.
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But we are sure that cthe judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.

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dAnd thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?

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eOr despisest thou the riches of his goodness and fforbearance and glongsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

e ch. 9.22,23. Ec. 8.11. De. 32.15. Is. 1.2. Ho. 13.6. Eze. 12.22. Jonah 4.2. Mat. 24.48,49. 2Pe. 3.3-9,15. Is. 30.18; 63.7-10. Eze. 16.63; 36.31. Mat. 5.44. Ep. 1.7,18; 2.4,7; 3.16.
f ch. 3.25.
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But hafter thy hardness and impenitent heart itreasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;

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jWho will render to every man according to his deeds:

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kTo them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, leternal life:

k Mat. 24.13. Ga. 6.8,9. Re. 2.7,10,11,17,28; 3.5,12,21. Jude 20,21. Mat. 5.3-10; 13.43; 25.34-40,46. 1Pe. 1.7,13. 2Co. 5.1; 4.17. 2Ti. 4.7,8.
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mBut unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,

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Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, nof the Jew first, and also of the 1Gentile;

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oBut glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the 2Gentile:

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qFor as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;

q Lu. 12.47,48. Jn. 5.45. v.14. ch. 3.2.
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(For rnot the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law sshall be justified.

r Mat. 7.21,24. Ja. 1.22-25. 1Jn. 3.7. Jn. 13.17. Ga. 3.10,12. v.25.
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For when the Gentiles, twhich have not the law, udo by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

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Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, 3their conscience also bearing witness, and vtheir thoughts 4the mean while accusing or else wexcusing one another;)

v ch. 1.19.
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In the day when xGod shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to ymy gospel.

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Behold, zthou art called a Jew, and arestest in the law, and bmakest thy boast of God,

b v.23.
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cAnd knowest his will, and 5approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;

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dAnd art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,

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An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast ethe form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.

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fThou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

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gThou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?

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hThou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?

h v.17. ch. 9.4; 3.2. Mat. 23.3,14,23; 19.20. Lu. 18.11. v.24. ch. 7.9.
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iFor the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

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jFor circumcision *verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.

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Therefore kif the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?

k Mat. 8.10,11; 15.28. Ac. 10.34,35. v.28,29.
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And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, ljudge thee, who by the mletter and circumcision dost transgress the law?

l Mat. 12.41,42. Eze. 16.51,52. v.14,15.
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nFor he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

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oBut he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, pin the spirit, and not in the letter; qwhose praise is not of men, but of God.