Chapter 2Romans


1 Wherefore thou art without excuse, O man, whoso thou that judgest: for wherein thou judgest the other, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest dost practice the same things. 2 And we know that the judgment of :God is according to truth against those practicing the such. 3 And reckonest thou this, O man, who judgest those practicing the such and doest them, that THOU shalt escape the judgment of :God? 4 Or despisest thou the riches of his :goodness and :forbearance and :long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness of :God leadeth thee to repentance? 5 but after thy :hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up for thyself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of :God’s righteous judgment, 6 who will render to each according to his :works: 7 to them that by patience in well doing seek for glory and honor and incorruption, eternal life: 8 but to them that are factious, and obey not the truth, but obey :unrighteousness—wrath and indignation, 9 tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that worketh the evil, of Jew first, and also of Greek; 10 but glory and honor and peace to every one that worketh the good, to Jew first, and also to Greek: 11 for there is no respect of persons with :God. 12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned under law shall be judged by law; 13 for not the hearers of law are †just before :God, but the doers of law shall be †justified; 14 (for when nations that have no law do by nature the things of the law, these, not having law, are law to themselves; 15 in that they show the work of the law written in their :hearts, their :conscience bearing witness therewith, and their thoughts one with another accusing or else excusing;) 16 in the day when :God †judgeth the secrets of :men, according to my :gospel, through Jesus Christ.

17 But if thou bearest the name of Jew, and restest upon law, and gloriest in God, 18 and knowest the Will, and approvest the excellent things, being instructed out of the law, 19 and art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of those in darkness, 20 a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having in the law the form of the knowledge and of the truth; 21 who teachest therefore another, teachest thou not thyself? who preachest not to steal, dost thou steal? 22 who sayest not to commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? who abhorrest :idols, dost thou rob temples? 23 who gloriest in law, through the transgression of the law dishonorest God? 24 For the name of :God is blasphemed among the nations because of you, even as it is written. 25 For circumcision indeed profiteth, if thou be doer of law: but if thou be transgressor of law, thy :circumcision is become uncircumcision. 26 If therefore the uncircumcision keep the ordinances of the law, shall not his :uncircumcision be reckoned for circumcision? 27 and the uncircumcision by nature, if it fulfill the law, shall judge thee, who with letter and circumcision art transgressor of law. 28 For the Jew is not one manifestly, neither is circumcision manifestly in the flesh; 29 but the one in :secret is a Jew; and circumcision is of the heart, in spirit not in letter; whose :praise is not of men, but of :God.