2 1Wherefore thou art without excuse, O man, whosoever thou art that
judgest: for wherein thou judges another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou
that judgest dost practise the same things.
2And we know that the
judgment of God is according to truth against them that practise such things.
3And reckonest thou this, O man, who judgest them that practise such
things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
4Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and
longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to
5but after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up
for thyself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous
judgment of God;
6who will render to every man according to his works:
7to them that by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and
incorruption, eternal life:
8but unto them that are factious, and obey
not the truth, but obey unrighteousness, shall be wrath and
9tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that
worketh evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Greek;
10but glory and
honor and peace to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to
11for there is no respect of persons with God.
many as have sinned without law shall also perish without the law: and as
many as have sinned under the law shall be judged by the law;
the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be
14(for when Gentiles that have not the law do by nature the
things of the law, these, not having the law, are the law unto themselves;
15in that they show the work of the law written in their hearts, their
conscience bearing witness therewith, and their thoughts one with another
accusing or else excusing them);
16in the day when God shall
judge the secrets of men, according to my gospel, by Jesus Christ.
if thou bearest the name of a Jew, and restest upon the law, and gloriest in
18and knowest his will, and approvest the things that are excellent,
being instructed out of the law,
19and art confident that thou thyself
art a guide of the blind, a light of them that are in darkness,
corrector of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having in the law the form of
knowledge and of the truth;
21thou therefore that teachest another,
teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost
22thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost
thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou rob temples?
23thou who gloriest in the law, through thy transgression of the law
dishonorest thou God?
24For the name of God is blasphemed among the
Gentiles because of you, even as it is written.
25For circumcision indeed
profiteth, if thou be a doer of the law: but if thou be a transgressor of the
law, thy circumcision is become uncircumcision.
26If therefore the
uncircumcision keep the ordinances of the law, shall not his uncircumcision
be reckoned for circumcision?
27and shall not the uncircumcision which is
by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who with the letter and
circumcision art a transgressor of the law?
28For he is not a Jew who is
one outwardly; neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh:
29but 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