1 Therefore you are without excuse, O man, whoever you are who judge.
For in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself. For you who judge
practice the same things. 2 We know that the judgment of God is according
to truth against those who practice such things. 3 Do you think this, O
man who judges those who practice such things, and do the same, that you will
escape the judgment of God? 4 Or do you despise the riches of his
goodness, forbearance, and patience, not knowing that the goodness of God
leads you to repentance? 5 But according to your hardness and unrepentant
heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath,
revelation, and of the righteous judgment of God; 6 who “will pay back to
everyone according to their works:” 7 to those who by patience in
well-doing seek for glory and honor and incorruptibility, eternal life;
8 but to those who are self-seeking, and don’t obey the truth, but obey
unrighteousness, will be wrath and indignation, 9 oppression and anguish,
on every soul of man who works evil, on the Jew first, and also on the
10 But glory and honor and peace to every man who works good, to the Jew
first, and also to the Greek. 11 For there is no partiality with God.
12 For as many as have sinned without law will also perish without the
law. As many as have sinned under the law will be judged by the law.
13 For it isn’t the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but
the doers of the law will be justified 14 (for when Gentiles who don’t
have the law do by nature the things of the law, these, not having the law,
are a law to themselves, 15 in that they show the work of the law written
in their hearts, their conscience testifying with them, and their thoughts
among themselves accusing or else excusing them) 16 in the day when God
will judge the secrets of men, according to my gospel, by Jesus Christ.
17 Indeed you bear the name of a Jew, and rest on the law, and glory in
God, 18 and know his will, and approve the things that are excellent,
being instructed out of the law, 19 and are confident that you yourself
are a guide of the blind, a light to those who are in darkness, 20 a
corrector of the foolish, a teacher of babies, having in the law the form of
knowledge and of the truth. 21 You therefore who teach another, don’t you
teach yourself? You who preach that a man shouldn’t steal, do you steal?
22 You who say a man shouldn’t commit adultery, do you commit adultery?
You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? 23 You who glory in the law,
through your disobedience of the law do you dishonor God? 24 For “the name
of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you,” just as it is
written. 25 For circumcision indeed profits, if you are a doer of the law,
but if you are a transgressor of the law, your circumcision has become
uncircumcision. 26 If therefore the uncircumcised keep the ordinances of
the law, won’t his uncircumcision be accounted as circumcision? 27 Won’t
the uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfills the law, judge you, who
with the letter and circumcision are a transgressor of the law? 28 For he
is not a Jew who is one outwardly, neither is that circumcision which is
outward in the flesh; 29 but he is a Jew who is one inwardly, and
circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit not in the letter; whose
praise is not from men, but from God.
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