Romans 2
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1Therefore, you are inexcusable, O man—everyone who is judging—for in that in which you judge the other, yourself you condemn, for the same things you practice who are judging, 2and we have known that the judgment of God is according to truth, on those practicing such things. 3And do you think this, O man, who are judging those who such things are practicing, and are doing them, that you will escape the judgment of God? 4Or the riches of His goodness, and forbearance, and long-suffering, do you despise, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to conversion? 5But according to your hardness and impenitent heart, you treasure up wrath to yourself in [the] day of wrath and of the revelation of the righteous judgment of God, 6who will render to each according to his works; 7to those, indeed, who in continuance of a good work, seek glory, and honor, and incorruptibility—continuous life; 8and to those contentious, and disobedient, indeed, to the truth, and obeying the unrighteousness—indignation and wrath, 9tribulation and distress, on every soul of man that is working the evil, both of Jew first, and of Greek; 10and glory, and honor, and peace, to everyone who is working the good, both to Jew first, and to Greek. 11For there is no favor by appearance with God,

12for as many as sinned without law, will also perish without law, and as many as sinned in law, through law will be judged, 13for not the hearers of the Law [are] righteous before God, but the doers of the Law will be declared righteous. 14For when nations that have no law, by nature may do the things of the Law, these not having a law—to themselves are a law, 15who show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience also witnessing with them, and between one another the thoughts accusing or else defending, 16in the day when God will judge the secrets of men, according to my good news, through Jesus Christ.

17Behold, you are named a Jew, and rest on the Law, and boast in God, 18and know the will, and approve the distinctions, being instructed out of the Law, 19and have confidence that you yourself are a leader of blind ones, a light of those in darkness, 20a corrector of foolish ones, a teacher of babies, having the form of the knowledge and of the truth in the Law. 21You, then, who are teaching another, do you not teach yourself? 22You who are preaching not to steal, do you steal? You who are saying not to commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who are abhorring the idols, do you rob temples? 23You who boast in the Law, through the transgression of the Law do you dishonor God? 24For evil is spoken of the Name of God among the nations because of you, according as it has been written.

25For circumcision, indeed, profits, if you may practice law, but if you may be a transgressor of law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision. 26If, therefore, the uncircumcision may keep the righteousness of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be reckoned for circumcision? 27And the uncircumcision, by nature, fulfilling the Law, will judge you who, through letter and circumcision, [are] a transgressor of law. 28For he is not a Jew who is [so] outwardly, neither [is] circumcision that which is outward in flesh; 29but a Jew [is] he who is [so] inwardly, and circumcision [is] of the heart, in spirit, not in letter, of which the praise is not of men, but of God.

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