Romans 2:13

Not the hearers--but the doers (ou gar oi akroatai--all oi poihtai). The law was read in the synagogue, but there was no actual virtue in listening. The virtue is in doing. See a like contrast by James between "hearers" and "doers" of the gospel ( James 1:22-25 ). Before God (para twi qewi). By God's side, as God looks at it. Shall be justified (dikaiwqhsontai). Future passive indicative of dikaiow, to declare righteous, to set right. "Shall be declared righteous." Like James 1:22-25 .