Godís Righteous Judgment
2:1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever
thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another,
thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the
2:2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according
to truth against them which commit such things.
2:3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which
do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape
the judgment of God?
2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and
forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness
of God leadeth thee to repentance?
2:5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest
up unto 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 honour and immortality, eternal life:
2:8 But unto 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, honour, 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, which have not the law, do by
nature the things contained in the law, these, having not
the law, are a law unto themselves:
2:15 Which shew the work of the law written in their
hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their
thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one
2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by
Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
The Jews and the Law
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 which are in darkness,
2:20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes,
which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the
2:21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou
not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal,
dost thou steal?
2:22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery,
dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost
thou commit sacrilege?
2:23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through
breaking the law dishonourest 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 keep the
law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision
is made uncircumcision.
2:26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness
of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for
2:27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it
fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and
circumcision dost transgress the law?
2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither
is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and
circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in
the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.