Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1Therefore, you have no defense, Oh man, who judges his neighbor, for that in which you judge your neighbor, of that you are guilty yourself, for you also who are judging are engaged in those things. 2And we* know that the judgment of God is in truth against those who are engaged in these things. 3But why are you thinking, Oh son of man, who are judging those who are occupied in these things, that you will escape from the judgment of God, when you also are engaged in them? 4Or do you presume upon the wealth of his sweetness and upon his patience and upon the place that he gave to you, and do not know that the sweetness of God brings conversion to you? * 5But because of the callousness of your heart which does not repent, you lay up for yourself the treasure of wrath for the day of wrath and the revelation of the just judgment of God, 6He who pays every person according to his works: 7To those who in the patience of good works are seeking glory, honor and indestructibility, he gives eternal life, 8But those who resist and do not obey the truth, but obey evil, he will pay anger and fury, 9Suffering and trouble, to every person who cultivates wickedness, to the Jews first and to the Aramaeans*, 10But glory, honor and peace to everyone who cultivates good, to the Jews first, and to the Aramaeans. 11For there is no partiality with God.
12For those who have sinned without The Written Law are also destroyed without The Written Law, and those who sinned with The Written Law will be judged by The Written Law. 13The hearers of The Written Law are not righteous ones before God, but the doers of The Written Law are justified. 14For if the Gentiles who have not The Written Law would perform those things of The Written Law by their nature, while they have not The Written Law, they would be The Written Law to themselves. 15And they show the work of The Written Law written on their heart and their conscience testifies to them, while their reasoning rebukes or defends each one, 16In the day when God judges the secrets of the children of men according to my Gospel, by Yeshua The Messiah.
17But if you are called from the Jews and are comforted by The Written Law and are boasting in God, 18You who know his will and discern what is right, you who are taught from The Written Law, 19And you are confident yourself that you are a leader of the blind and a light of those who are in darkness, 20And an instructor of those lacking understanding and a teacher of children, and you have a model of knowledge and of the truth in The Written Law, 21You therefore who are teaching others, you do not teach yourself. You who are preaching that people should not steal, you are stealing! 22You who say that people should not commit adultery, you commit adultery, and you who despise idols plunder the holy place! 23And you who are boasting in The Written Law, you violate The Written Law, and you insult God himself! 24For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you, according to what has been written. *
25For circumcision is beneficial, if you will perfectly observe The Written Law, but if you depart from The Written Law, your circumcision becomes uncircumcision. 26But if he of the uncircumcision will observe the commandments of The Written Law, behold, is not the uncircumcision accounted for circumcision? 27And uncircumcision which by its nature perfectly observes The Written Law will judge you, who with the Scripture and with circumcision, violate The Written Law. 28For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, neither is that which is seen in the flesh circumcision. 29But he is a Jew who is in secret, and circumcision is that which is of the heart, in The Spirit and not by the Scriptures, whose glory is not from the children of men, but from God.