Romans 21 Therefore you are without excuse, O man, whoever you are, when you pass judgement: for when you pass judgement on another, you condemn yourself; for you who pass judgement do the same things. 2 But we are sure that the judgment of God rightly falls upon those who do such things. 3 And do you think, O man, that when you pass judgement on those who do such things, yet do the same yourself, that you shall escape the judgment of God? 4 Or do you despise the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience; not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance? 5 But because of your hard and unrepentant heart you are storing up for yourself wrath on the day of wrath when the righteous judgment of God shall be revealed; 6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds: 7 To those who by patience in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: 8 But to those who are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath. 9 There shall be tribulation and anguish upon every soul of man who does evil, first for the Jew, and also for the Greek; 10 But glory, honour, and peace for every man who does good works, for the Jew first, and also for the Greek: 11 For there is no partiality with God. 12 For as many as have sinned without the law shall also perish without the law: and as many as have sinned under the law shall be judged by the law; 13 (For it is not the hearers of the law who are justified before God, but it is the doers of the law who shall be justified. 14 For when the Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, though not having the law, are a law to themselves. 15 They show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts either accusing or perhaps defending them.) 16 On that day God shall judge the secrets of men through Jesus Christ, as my gospel proclaims. 17 Behold, if you call yourself a Jew, and rely upon the law, and boast of your relationship with God, 18 And know his will, and approve the things that are excellent, being instructed out of the law; 19 And are confident that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light for those who are in darkness, 20 An instructor for the foolish, a teacher of infants, having the embodiment of knowledge and truth in the law: 21 You, therefore, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? you who preach that a man should not steal, do you steal? 22 You who say a man should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? you who abhor idols, do you rob temples? 23 You who make your boast in the law, do you dishonour God by breaking the law? 24 For as it is written, The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you. 25 For circumcision is truly of value, if you keep the law: but if you are a breaker of the law, your circumcision has becomes uncircumcision. 26 Therefore, if the uncircumcised keeps the requirements of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted as circumcision? 27 And shall not the physically uncircumcised, if he keeps the law, judge you, who, though you have the letter of the law and circumcision, are transgressors of the law? 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, by the spirit, and not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God.
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