Romans 2:6

6 God “will repay each person according to what they have done.”[a]

Romans 2:6 in Other Translations

6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
6 He will render to each one according to his works:
6 He will judge everyone according to what they have done.
6 Make no mistake: In the end you get what's coming to you -
6 He will repay each one according to his works :

Romans 2:6 Meaning and Commentary

Romans 2:6

Who will render to every man according to his deeds.
] God will be the Judge, who is righteous, holy, just, and true; every man in particular will be judged; as the judgment will be general to all, it will be special to everyone, and will proceed according to their works; for God will render to wicked men according to the demerit of their sins, the just recompense of reward, eternal damnation; and to good men eternal life, not according to the merit of their good works, which have none in them, but according to the nature of them; such who believe in Christ, and perform good works from a principle of grace, shall receive the reward of the inheritance, which is a reward of grace, and not of debt. In other words, God will render to evil men according to the true desert of their evil deeds; and of his own free grace will render to good men, whom he has made so by his grace, what is suitable and agreeable to those good works, which, by the assistance of his grace, they have been enabled to perform.

Romans 2:6 In-Context

4 Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?
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 God “will repay each person according to what they have done.”
7 To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.
8 But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Psalms 62:12; S Matthew 16:27

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Psalm 62:12; Prov. 24:12
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