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CVG Romans Chapter 2

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1. On which account you are without excuse, o man, each of you who judges. For in that thing which you judge another, you condemn yourself. For you who judge, practice the same things.

2. But we know that the judgment of God is according to the trth on those practicing such things.

3. But do you suppose this, o man who judges those practicing such things and doing the same things yourself, that you will escape the judgment of God?

4. Or do you look down upon the riches of His kindness and His patience and his long-suffering, being ignorant that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?

5. But in line with your hard and unrepentant heart, you are storing up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judge of God,

6. who will give back to each one according to his deeds.

7. To those on the one hand according to their endurance of good work who are seeking glory and honor and incorruptible eternal life,

8. And to others out of self-ambition and to those disobedient to the truth, but being obedient rather to lawlessness, wrath and anger.

9. Tribulation and anguish on every soul of man accomplishing evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek.

10. But glory and honor and peace to every one accomplishing good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

11. For there is no partiality with God.

12. For as many as sinned without the Law, they will perish also without the Law, and as many as sinned in the law through the Law they will be judged.

13. For the hearers of the law are not righteous with God, but the doers of the law are declared righteous.

14. For when nations doesn't have the Law by nature does those things concerning the Law, these not having the Law are a Law to themselves.

15. Which things show the work of the Law written in their hearts, bearing witness together of their conscience, [what the conscience does] both in the midst of accusing one another's arguments [i.e. ostensibly in their hearts] or also giving a defense,

16. in the day when God judges the hidden things of men according to my Gospel through Christ Jesus.

17. But if you bear the name of Jew and rest upon the law and boast in God,

18. And you know the will and you approve the things which are excellent being instructed out of the Law,

19. Being convinced that you also are yourself a guide of the blind, a light of those in darkness,

20. an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of the young, having the form of knowledge and of the truth in the Law,

21. Therefore the one who teaches another, do you not teach yourself? The one who proclaims not to steal, do you steal?

22. The one who says not to commit adultery, do you commit adultery? The one abhors idols, do you rob a temple?

23. You who boast in the law, you dishonor God through the overstepping of the Law.

24. For "the name of God because of you is blasphemed among the Gentiles" (Isaiah 52:5; Ezekiel 36:20) just as it is written.

25. For on the one hand circumcision is profitable if you perform the Law, but if you are a transgressor of the Law, your circumcision becomes uncircumcision (literally: foreskin).

26. Therefore if the uncircumcision (foreskin) guards the righteous things of the Law, his uncircumcision is reckoned to circumcision.

27. And the one naturally uncircumcised fulfilling the Law will judge you the transgressor of the Law through the written word and circumcision.

28. For the Jew is not [anything] clearly, nor is circumcision in the flesh [anything] clearly,

29. But the Jew [is the one] in secret and the circumcision [is that] of the heart in the spirit not in the written word; of whom the praise is not from men, but from God.