Parallel Bible results for Romans 2:12-29

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Romans 2:12-29

ESV 12 For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. NIV 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. ESV 13 For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. NIV 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. ESV 14 For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. NIV 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, ESV 15 They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them NIV 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.) ESV 16 on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus. NIV 16 This will take place on the day when God will judge men's secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares. ESV 17 But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast in God NIV 17 Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and brag about your relationship to God; ESV 18 and know his will and approve what is excellent, because you are instructed from the law; NIV 18 if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law; ESV 19 and if you are sure that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness, NIV 19 if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark, ESV 20 an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of children, having in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth-- NIV 20 an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infants, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth-- ESV 21 you then who teach others, do you not teach yourself? While you preach against stealing, do you steal? NIV 21 you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself ? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? ESV 22 You who say that one must not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? NIV 22 You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? ESV 23 You who boast in the law dishonor God by breaking the law. NIV 23 You who brag about the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law? ESV 24 For, as it is written, "The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you." NIV 24 As it is written: "God's name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you." ESV 25 For circumcision indeed is of value if you obey the law, but if you break the law, your circumcision becomes uncircumcision. NIV 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. ESV 26 So, if a man who is uncircumcised keeps the precepts of the law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision? NIV 26 If those who are not circumcised keep the law's requirements, will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised? ESV 27 Then he who is physically uncircumcised but keeps the law will condemn you who have the written code and circumcision but break the law. NIV 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. ESV 28 For no one is a Jew who is merely one outwardly, nor is circumcision outward and physical. NIV 28 A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. ESV 29 But a Jew is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter. His praise is not from man but from God. NIV 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.