The Impartiality of God

1 Therefore you have 1no excuse, 2everyone * 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 rightly * falls upon those who practice such things.
3 But do you suppose this, 4O man, when 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 because 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:
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 for 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 23without the Law will also perish without the Law, and all who have sinned under the Law will be judged by the Law;
13 for it is 24not the hearers of the Law who are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified.
14 For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do 25instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the 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 upon the Law and boast in God,
18 and know His will and 30approve 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 corrector of the foolish, a teacher of the 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 preach 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 in 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 the Law; but if you are a transgressor of the Law, 38your circumcision has become uncircumcision.
27 And 42he who is physically uncircumcised, if he keeps the Law, will he not 43judge you who though having the letter of the Law and circumcision are a transgressor of 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.