Romans 2:13
Modern Translations
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
For merely listening to the law doesn’t make us right with God. It is obeying the law that makes us right in his sight.

English Standard Version
For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.

Berean Study Bible
For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but it is the doers of the law who will be declared righteous.

New American Standard Bible
for it is not the hearers of the Law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the Law who will be justified.

NASB 1995
for it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified.

NASB 1977
for not the hearers of the Law are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified.

Amplified Bible
For it is not those who merely hear the Law [as it is read aloud] who are just or righteous before God, but it is those who [actually] obey the Law who will be justified [pronounced free of the guilt of sin and declared acceptable to Him].

Christian Standard Bible
For the hearers of the law are not righteous before God, but the doers of the law will be justified.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the hearers of the law are not righteous before God, but the doers of the law will be declared righteous.

Contemporary English Version
God accepts those who obey his Law, but not those who simply hear it.

Good News Translation
For it is not by hearing the Law that people are put right with God, but by doing what the Law commands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People who merely listen to laws from God don't have God's approval. Rather, people who do what those laws demand will have God's approval.

International Standard Version
For it is not merely those who hear the Law who are righteous in God's sight. No, it is those who follow the Law, who will be justified.

NET Bible
For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous before God, but those who do the law will be declared righteous.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

New King James Version
(for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified;

King James 2000 Bible
(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

New Heart English Bible
For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law will be justified.

World English Bible
For it isn't the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law will be justified

American King James Version
(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

American Standard Version
for not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified:

A Faithful Version
(Because the hearers of the law are not just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

Darby Bible Translation
(for not the hearers of the law [are] just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

English Revised Version
for not the hearers of a law are just before God, but the doers of a law shall be justified:

Webster's Bible Translation
(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
(For the hearers of the Lawe are not righteous before God: but the doers of the Lawe shalbe iustified.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
(For in the sight of God, they are not righteous whiche heare the lawe: but the doers of the lawe shalbe iustified.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
For before God, they are not righteous, which heare ye lawe: but they that do the lawe, shalbe iustified.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
For before god they are not ryghteous which heare ye lawe: but the doers of the lawe shalbe iustified.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
for not the hearers of the Law [are] righteous before God, but the doers of the Law will be declared righteous.

Berean Literal Bible
for not the hearers of the Law are righteous with God; but the doers of the Law will be justified.

Young's Literal Translation
for not the hearers of the law are righteous before God, but the doers of the law shall be declared righteous: --

Smith's Literal Translation
(For not hearers of the law just with God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

Literal Emphasis Translation
For not the hearers of the law are just with God, but the doers of the law will be declared justified.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

Catholic Public Domain Version
For it is not the hearers of the law who are just before God, but rather it is the doers of the law who shall be justified.

Translations from Aramaic
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The hearers of The Written Law are not righteous ones before God, but the doers of The Written Law are justified.

Lamsa Bible
For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but it is the doers of the law who shall be justified.

NT Translations
Anderson New Testament
in the day when God shall judge the secret works of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.

Godbey New Testament
for the hearers of the law are not righteous with God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

Haweis New Testament
for the hearers of the law are not righteous before God, but the doers of the law shall be counted righteous;

Mace New Testament
for not the bare hearers of the law, but they who observe the law, are such as shall be justified, before God.

Weymouth New Testament
It is not those that merely hear the Law read who are righteous in the sight of God, but it is those that obey the Law who will be pronounced righteous.

Worrell New Testament
for not the hearers of law are righteous before God, but the doers shall be justified;

Worsley New Testament
(for not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified:








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