Romans 2:22-29 NIV

22 You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?1

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23 You who brag about the law,2 do you dishonor God by breaking the law?

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    • 29 2:23 - S ver 17
      24 As it is written: "God's name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."a3

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        • b 2:24 - Isaiah 52:5; Ezek. 36:22
          25 Circumcision has value if you observe the law,4 but if you break the law, you have become as though you had not been circumcised.5

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              26 If those who are not circumcised keep the law's requirements,6 will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised?7

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              27 The one who is not circumcised physically and yet obeys the law will condemn you8 who, even though you have theb written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker.

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                • c 2:27 - Or "who, by means of a"
                  28 A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly,9 nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.10

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                  29 No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart,11 by the Spirit,12 not by the written code.13 Such a man's praise is not from men, but from God.14

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