God’s Righteous Judgment1Therefore you have ano excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For bin passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. 2We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. 3Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God? 4Or do you presume on cthe riches of his kindness and dforbearance and epatience fnot knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? 5But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are gstoring up hwrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. 6 iHe will render to each one according to his works: 7to those who jby patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; 8but for those who are self-seeking ▼
▼Or contentiousand ldo not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury. 9There will be tribulation and distress mfor every human being who does evil, the Jew nfirst and also the Greek, 10but glory and honor and opeace for everyone who does good pthe Jew first and also the Greek. 11For qGod shows no partiality.
God’s Judgment and the Law12For all who have sinned rwithout the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. 13For sit is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. 14For when Gentiles, who do not have the law tby nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15They show that the work of the law is uwritten on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them 16 von that day when waccording to my gospel, God judges xthe secrets of men yby Christ Jesus. 17But if you call yourself a Jew and zrely on the law and boast in God 18and know his will and approve what is excellent, because you are instructed from the law; 19and if you are sure that you yourself are aaa guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness, 20an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of children, having in the law abthe embodiment of acknowledge and truth— 21 adyou then who teach others, do you not teach yourself? While you preach against stealing, do you steal? 22You who say that one must not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you aerob temples? 23You who afboast in the law agdishonor God by breaking the law. 24For ahas it is written, “The name of God is blasphemed aiamong the Gentiles because of you.” 25For circumcision indeed is of value ajif you obey the law, but if you break the law, your circumcision becomes uncircumcision. 26So, if aka man who is uncircumcised keeps althe precepts of the law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded ▼
▼Or countedas circumcision? 27Then he who is physically ▼
▼Or is by natureuncircumcised but keeps the law aowill condemn you who have apthe written code ▼
▼Or the letterand circumcision but break the law. 28For arno one is a Jew aswho is merely one outwardly, nor is circumcision outward and physical. 29But a Jew is one atinwardly, and aucircumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter. avHis praise is not from man but from God.
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