Romans 2

Wherefore, you are inexcusable, O man! whosoever you are, who condemn: for in condemning another, you pass sentence upon yourself; because you, who condemn, practice the same things. Besides, we know that the sentence of God is according to truth, upon them who commit such things. And do you think this, O man, who condemn those who practice such things, and yet do the same, that you shall escape the sentence of God? Or do you despise the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long-suffering; not acknowledging that the goodness of God invites you to a reformation? But according to your obdurate and impenitent heart, you treasure up to yourself wrath, against a day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; who will render to every one according to his works: eternal life, indeed, to them who, by perseverance in well-doing, seek glory, honor, and immortality: but anger and wrath to them who are contentious, and obey not the truth, but obey unrighteousness. Affliction and great distress shall come upon every soul of man who works evil; first of the Jews, and also of the Greek. 10 But glory, honor, and peace to every one who works good: first to the Jews, and also to the Greek. 11 For there is no respect of persons with God. 12 As many, therefore, as have sinned without law, shall also perish without law; and as many as have sinned under law, shall be condemned by law: 13 for not those who hear the law are just before God; but those who obey the law, shall be justified. 14 When, therefore, the Gentiles, who have not a law, do by nature the things of the law, are a law to themselves: 15 who show plainly the work of the law, written on their hearts; their conscience bearing witness, and also their reasonings between one another, when they accuse or excuse each other. 16 In the day when God will judge the hidden things of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.

17 If, now, you are called a Jew, and rest in the law, and boast in God, 18 and know his will, and approve the things that are excellent, being instructed by the law; 19 and boast that you yourselves are a guide of the blind, a light of them who are in darkness, 20 and instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having the representation of knowledge and of truth in the law: 21 you, then, who teach another; do you not teach yourself? You who proclaim, Do not steal; do you steal? 22 You who command, Do not commit adultery; do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols; do you rob temples? 23 You who boast in the law; by the breaking of the law, do you dishonor God? 24 For it is written, "The name of God is evil spoken of among the Gentiles, through you." 25 Now circumcision indeed profits, if you practice law; but if you be a transgressor of law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision. 26 And if the uncircumcision keep the precepts of the law, will not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision? 27 And will not the uncircumcision which by nature fulfills the law, condemn you, a transgressor of law, though in possession of the scriptures and circumcision? 28 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly; neither is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh: 29 but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is of the heart, in the spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men, but from God.

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