Romans 2:1

Wherefore (dio). See 1 Corinthians 1:24 1 Corinthians 1:26 for this relative conjunction, "because of which thing." Without excuse (anapologhto). See on 1 Corinthians 1:21 . Whosoever thou art that judgest (pa o krinwn). Literally, "every one that judgest," vocative case in apposition with anqrwpe. Paul begins his discussion of the failure of the Jew to attain to the God-kind of righteousness ( 1 Corinthians 2:1-3:20 ) with a general statement applicable to all as he did ( 1 Corinthians 1:18 ) in the discussion of the failure of the Gentiles (Lightfoot). The Gentile is readily condemned by the Jew when he sins and equally so is the Jew condemned by the Gentile in like case. Krinw does not of itself mean to condemn, but to pick out, separate, approve, determine, pronounce judgment, condemn (if proper). Another (ton eteron). Literally, "the other man." The notion of two in the word, one criticizing the other. Thou condemnest thyself (seauton katakrinei). Note kata here with krinw, to make plain the adverse judgment. For (gar). Explanatory reason for the preceding statement. The critic practises (prassei, not single acts poiew, but the habit prassw) the same things that he condemns.

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