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1 So you have no reason, whoever you are, for judging: for in judging another you are judging yourself, for you do the same things. 1 You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.
2 And we are conscious that God is a true judge against those who do such things. 2 Now we know that God's judgment against those who do such things is based on truth.
3 But you who are judging another for doing what you do yourself, are you hoping that God's decision will not take effect against you? 3 So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God's judgment?
4 Or is it nothing to you that God had pity on you, waiting and putting up with you for so long, not seeing that in his pity God's desire is to give you a change of heart? 4 Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you toward repentance?
5 But by your hard and unchanged heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of the revelation of God's judging in righteousness; 5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God's wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.
6 Who will give to every man his right reward: 6 God "will give to each person according to what he has done."
7 To those who go on with good works in the hope of glory and honour and salvation from death, he will give eternal life: 7 To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.
8 But to those who, from a love of competition, are not guided by what is true, will come the heat of his wrath, 8 But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
9 Trouble and sorrow on all whose works are evil, to the Jew first and then to the Greek; 9 There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile;
10 But glory and honour and peace to all whose works are good, to the Jew first and then to the Greek: 10 but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
11 For one man is not different from another before God. 11 For God does not show favoritism.
12 All those who have done wrong without the law will get destruction without the law: and those who have done wrong under the law will have their punishment by the law; 12 All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law.
13 For it is not the hearers of the law who will be judged as having righteousness before God, but only the doers: 13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.
14 For when the Gentiles without the law have a natural desire to do the things in the law, they are a law to themselves; 14 (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law,
15 Because the work of the law is seen in their hearts, their sense of right and wrong giving witness to it, while their minds are at one time judging them and at another giving them approval; 15 since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.)
16 In the day when God will be a judge of the secrets of men, as it says in the good news of which I am a preacher, through Jesus Christ. 16 This will take place on the day when God will judge men's secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.
17 But as for you who have the name of Jew, and are resting on the law, and take pride in God, 17 Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and brag about your relationship to God;
18 And have knowledge of his desires, and are a judge of the things which are different, having the learning of the law, 18 if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law;
19 In the belief that you are a guide to the blind, a light to those in the dark, 19 if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark,
20 A teacher of the foolish, having in the law the form of knowledge and of what is true; 20 an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infants, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth--
21 You who give teaching to others, do you give it to yourself? you who say that a man may not take what is not his, do you take what is not yours? 21 you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself ? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?
22 You who say that a man may not be untrue to his wife, are you true to yours? you who are a hater of images, do you do wrong to the house of God? 22 You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?
23 You who take pride in the law, are you doing wrong to the honour of God by behaviour which is against the law? 23 You who brag about the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law?
24 For the name of God is shamed among the Gentiles because of you, as it is said in the holy Writings. 24 As it is written: "God's name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."
25 It is true that circumcision is of use if you keep the law, but if you go against the law it is as if you had it not. 25 Circumcision has value if you observe the law, but if you break the law, you have become as though you had not been circumcised.
26 If those who have not circumcision keep the rules of the law, will it not be credited to them as circumcision? 26 If those who are not circumcised keep the law's requirements, will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised?
27 And they, by their keeping of the law without circumcision, will be judges of you, by whom the law is broken though you have the letter of the law and circumcision. 27 The one who is not circumcised physically and yet obeys the law will condemn you who, even though you have the written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker.
28 The true Jew is not one who is only so publicly, and circumcision is not that which may be seen in the flesh: 28 A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.
29 But he is a Jew who is a secret one, whose circumcision is of the heart, in the spirit and not in the letter; whose praise is not from men, but from God. 29 No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man's praise is not from men, but from God.