Romans 2 (New American Standard)

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The Impartiality of God

1 Therefore you have 1no excuse, a2everyone of you who passes judgment, for in that which 3you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. 2 And we know that the judgment of God brightly falls upon those who practice such things. 3 But do you suppose this, 4O man, cwhen you pass judgment on those who practice such things and do the same yourself, that you will escape the judgment of God? 4 Or do you think lightly of 5the riches of His 6kindness and 7tolerance and 8patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance? 5 But dbecause of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart 9you are storing up wrath for yourself 10in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, 6 11who WILL RENDER TO EACH PERSON ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS: 7 to those who by 12perseverance in doing good seek for 13glory and honor and 14immortality, 15eternal life; 8 but to those who are 16selfishly ambitious and 17do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation. 9 There will be 18tribulation and distress efor every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew 19first and also of the Greek, 10 but 20glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew 21first and also to the Greek. 11 For 22there is no partiality with God. 12 For all who have sinned f23without the Law will also perish gwithout the Law, and all who have sinned hunder the Law will be judged iby the Law; 13 for it is 24not the hearers jof the Law who are kjust before God, but the doers lof the Law will be justified. 14 For when Gentiles who do not have mthe Law do n25instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having othe Law, are a law to themselves, 15 in that they show 26the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them, 16 on the day when, 27according to my gospel, 28God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus.

The Jew Is Condemned by the Law

17 But if you bear the name "Jew" and 29 rely pupon the Law and boast in God, 18 and know His will and q30approve the things that are essential, being instructed out of the Law, 19 and are confident that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness, 20 a rcorrector of the foolish, a teacher of sthe immature, having in the Law 31the embodiment of knowledge and of the truth, 21 you, therefore, 32who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who tpreach that one shall not steal, do you steal? 22 You who say that one should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you 33rob temples? 23 You who 34boast uin the Law, through your breaking the Law, do you dishonor God? 24 For "35THE NAME OF GOD IS BLASPHEMED AMONG THE GENTILES 36BECAUSE OF YOU," just as it is written. 25 For indeed circumcision is of value if you 37practice vthe Law; but if you are a transgressor wof the Law, 38your circumcision has become uncircumcision. 26 39So if 40the xuncircumcised man 41keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision? 27 And 42he who is physically uncircumcised, if he keeps the Law, will he not 43judge you who ythough having the letter of the Law and circumcision are a transgressor zof the Law? 28 For 44he is not a Jew who is one outwardly , nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh. 29 But 45he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and 46circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the 47Spirit, not by the letter; 48and his praise is not from men, but from God.
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