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1 Therefore you have no excuse, whoever you are, passing judgment; for when you judge someone else, you are passing judgment against yourself; since you who are judging do the same things he does. 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 We know that God's judgment lands impartially on those who do such things; 2 Now we know that God's judgment against those who do such things is based on truth.
3 do you think that you, a mere man passing judgment on others who do such things, yet doing them yourself, will escape the judgment of God? 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 perhaps you despise the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience; because you don't realize that God's kindness is intended to lead you to turn from your sins. 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 stubbornness, by your unrepentant heart, you are storing up anger for yourself on the Day of Anger, when God's righteous judgment will be revealed; 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 for he will pay back each one according to his deeds. 6 God "will give to each person according to what he has done."
7 To those who seek glory, honor and immortality by perseverance in doing good, he will pay back 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 are self-seeking, who disobey the truth and obey evil, he will pay back wrath and anger. 8 But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
9 Yes, he will pay back misery and anguish to every human being who does evil, to the Jew first, then to the Gentile; 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 honor and shalom to everyone who keeps doing what is good, to the Jew first, then to the Gentile. 10 but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
11 For God does not show favoritism. 11 For God does not show favoritism.
12 All who have sinned outside the framework of Torah will die outside the framework of Torah; and all who have sinned within the framework of Torah will be judged by Torah. 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 merely the hearers of Torah whom God considers righteous; rather, it is the doers of what Torah says who will be made righteous in God's sight. 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 whenever Gentiles, who have no Torah, do naturally what the Torah requires, then these, even though they don't have Torah, for themselves are Torah! 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 For their lives show that the conduct the Torah dictates is written in their hearts. Their consciences also bear witness to this, for their conflicting thoughts sometimes accuse them and sometimes defend them 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 on a day when God passes judgment on people's inmost secrets. (According to the Good News as I proclaim it, he does this through the Messiah Yeshua.) 16 This will take place on the day when God will judge men's secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.
17 But if you call yourself a Jew and rest on Torah and boast about 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 know his will and give your approval to what is right, because you have been instructed from the Torah; 18 if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law;
19 and if you have persuaded yourself that you are a guide to the blind, a light in the darkness, 19 if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark,
20 an instructor for the spiritually unaware and a teacher of children, since in the Torah you have the embodiment of knowledge and truth; 20 an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infants, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth--
21 then, you who teach others, don't you teach yourself? Preaching, "Thou shalt not steal,"d do you steal? 21 you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself ? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?
22 Saying, "Thou shalt not commit adultery,"e do you commit adultery? Detesting idols, do you commit idolatrous acts? 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 such pride in Torah, do you, by disobeying the Torah, dishonor God? - 23 You who brag about the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law?
24 as it says in the Tanakh, "For it is because of you that God's name is blasphemed by the Goyim."f 24 As it is written: "God's name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."
25 For circumcision is indeed of value if you do what Torah says. But if you are a transgressor of Torah, your circumcision has become uncircumcision! 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 Therefore, if an uncircumcised man keeps the righteous requirements of the Torah, won't his uncircumcision be counted 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 Indeed, the man who is physically uncircumcised but obeys the Torah will stand as a judgment on you who have had a b'rit-milah and have Torah written out but violate it! 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 For the real Jew is not merely Jewish outwardly: true circumcision is not only external and physical. 28 A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.
29 On the contrary, the real Jew is one inwardly; and true circumcision is of the heart, spiritual not literal; so that his praise comes not from other people 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.