Romans 2

God’s Righteous Judgment

1Therefore you have a  no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For b  in 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 yourselfthat you will escape the judgment of God? 4Or do you presume on c  the riches of his kindness and d  forbearance and e  patience f  not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? 5But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are g  storing up h  wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.

6 i  He will render to each one according to his works: 7to those who j  by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; 8but for those who are self-seeking
Or contentious
and l  do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.
9There will be tribulation and distress m  for every human being who does evil, the Jew n  first and also the Greek, 10but glory and honor and o  peace for everyone who does good p  the Jew first and also the Greek. 11For q  God shows no partiality.

God’s Judgment and the Law

12For all who have sinned r  without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. 13For s  it 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 t  by 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 u  written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them 16 v  on that day when w  according to my gospel, God judges x  the secrets of men y  by Christ Jesus.

17But if you call yourself a Jew and z  rely 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 aa  a 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 ab  the embodiment of ac  knowledge and truth 21 ad  you 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 ae  rob temples? 23You who af  boast in the law ag  dishonor God by breaking the law. 24For ah  as it is written, “The name of God is blasphemed ai  among the Gentiles because of you.”

25For circumcision indeed is of value aj  if you obey the law, but if you break the law, your circumcision becomes uncircumcision. 26So, if ak  a man who is uncircumcised keeps al  the precepts of the law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded
Or counted
as circumcision?
27Then he who is physically
Or  is by nature
uncircumcised but keeps the law ao  will condemn you who have ap  the written code
Or  the letter
and circumcision but break the law.
28For ar  no one is a Jew as  who is merely one outwardly, nor is circumcision outward and physical. 29But a Jew is one at  inwardly, and au  circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter. av  His praise is not from man but from God.

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