2:1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whoever thou art,
that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest
thyself; for thou that judgest, doest the same things.
2:2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to
truth, against them who commit such things.
2:3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them who do such
things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment
2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and
forbearance, and long-suffering; not knowing that the goodness
of God leadeth thee to repentance?
2:5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart, treasurest up
to thyself wrath against the day of wrath, and revelation of
the righteous judgment of God;
2:6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well-doing, seek for
glory, and honor, and immortality; eternal life:
2:8 But to them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth,
but obey unrighteousness; indignation and wrath:
2:9 Tribulation and anguish upon every soul of man that doeth
evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
2:10 But glory, honor, and peace, to every man that worketh
good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile;
2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
2:12 For as many as have sinned without law, shall also perish
without law: and as many as have sinned in the law, shall be
judged by the law,
2:13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but
the doers of the law shall be justified.
2:14 For when the Gentiles, who have not the law, do by nature
the things contained in the law, these having not the law, are
a law to themselves.
2:15 Who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their
conscience also bearing testimony, and [their] thoughts the
mean while accusing, or else excusing one another)
2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus
Christ, according to my gospel.
2:17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and
makest thy boast of God,
2:18 And knowest [his] will, and approvest the things that are
more excellent, being instructed out of the law,
2:19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the
blind, a light of them who are in darkness,
2:20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, who hast
the form of knowledge, and of the truth in the law:
2:21 Thou therefore who teachest another, teachest thou not
thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou
2:22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost
thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou
2:23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the
law dishonorest thou God?
2:24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles,
through you, as it is written.
2:25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keepest the law;
but if thou art a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made
2:26 Therefore, if the uncircumcision keepeth the righteousness
of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for
2:27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it
fulfilleth the law, judge thee, who by the letter and
circumcision dost transgress 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, [and] not in the letter;
whose praise [is] not from men, but from God.