for he will pay back each one according to his deeds.
To those who seek glory, honor and immortality by perseverance in doing good, he will pay back eternal life.
But to those who are self-seeking, who disobey the truth and obey evil, he will pay back wrath and anger.
Yes, he will pay back misery and anguish to every human being who does evil, to the Jew first, then to the Gentile;
but glory and honor and shalom to everyone who keeps doing what is good, to the Jew first, then to the Gentile.
For God does not show favoritism.
All who have sinned outside the framework of Torah will die outside the framework of Torah; and all who have sinned within the framework of Torah will be judged by Torah.
For it is not merely the hearers of Torah whom God considers righteous; rather, it is the doers of what Torah says who will be made righteous in God's sight.
For whenever Gentiles, who have no Torah, do naturally what the Torah requires, then these, even though they don't have Torah, for themselves are Torah!
For their lives show that the conduct the Torah dictates is written in their hearts. Their consciences also bear witness to this, for their conflicting thoughts sometimes accuse them and sometimes defend them
on a day when God passes judgment on people's inmost secrets. (According to the Good News as I proclaim it, he does this through the Messiah Yeshua.)