For God will reward each of us according to what we have done. 17
Some people keep on doing good, and seek glory, honor, and immortal life; to them God will give eternal life.
Other people are selfish and reject what is right, in order to follow what is wrong; on them God will pour out his anger and fury.
There will be suffering and pain for all those who do what is evil, for the Jews first and also for the Gentiles.
But God will give glory, honor, and peace to all who do what is good, to the Jews first and also to the Gentiles.
For God judges everyone by the same standard. 212
The Gentiles do not have the Law of Moses; they sin and are lost apart from the Law. The Jews have the Law; they sin and are judged by the Law.
For it is not by hearing the Law that people are put right with God, but by doing what the Law commands.
The Gentiles do not have the Law; but whenever they do by instinct what the Law commands, they are their own law, even though they do not have the Law.
Their conduct shows that what the Law commands is written in their hearts. Their consciences also show that this is true, since their thoughts sometimes accuse them and sometimes defend them.
And so, according to the Good News I preach, this is how it will be on that Day when God through Jesus Christ will judge the secret thoughts of all.