Romans, Chapter 2

2:1 Therefore you are without excuse, O man, whoever you are that judge: for in what you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge participate in the same things.
2:2 And we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who participate in such things.
2:3 And reckon this, O man, who judge those who participate in such things, and do the same, that you will escape the judgment of God?
2:4 Or do you despise the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
2:5 But after your hardness and impenitent heart treasure up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
2:6 who will render to every man according to his works:
2:7 to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and incorruption, eternal life:
2:8 but to those who are factious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, [will be] wrath and indignation,
2:9 tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who works evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Greek;
2:10 but glory and honor and peace to every man who works good, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek:
2:11 for there is no favoritism with God.
2:12 For as many as have sinned without the law will also perish without the law: and as many as have sinned under the law will be judged by the law;
2:13 for not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law will be justified;
2:14 (for when Gentiles who don't have the law do by nature the things of the law, these, not having the law, are the law to themselves;
2:15 in that they show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness with them, and their thoughts one with another accusing or excusing [them]);
2:16 in the day when God judges the secrets of men, according to my good news, by Christ Jesus.
2:17 But if you bear the name of a Jew, and rest on the law, and glory in God,
2:18 and know his will, and approve the things that are excellent, being instructed out of the law,
2:19 and are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light of those who are in darkness,
2:20 a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of juveniles, having in the law the form of knowledge and of the truth;
2:21 you therefore who teach another, don't you teach yourself? You who preach a man should not steal, do you steal?
2:22 You who say a man should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who detest idols, do you rob temples?
2:23 You who glory in the law, through your transgression of the law do you dishonor God?
2:24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you+, even as it is written.
2:25 For circumcision indeed profits, if you participate in the law: but if you are a transgressor of the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.
2:26 If therefore the uncircumcision keeps the ordinances of the law, will not his uncircumcision be reckoned for circumcision?
2:27 And will not 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?
2:28 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh:
2:29 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 of men, but of God.

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