English Standard Version
For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law.
King James Bible
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:
American Standard Version
(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;
For when the Gentiles, who have not the law, do by nature those things that are of the law; these having not the law are a law to themselves:
English Revised Version
for when Gentiles which have no law do by nature the things of the law, these, having no law, are a law unto themselves;
Webster's Bible Translation
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.
Weymouth New Testament
For when Gentiles who have no Law obey by natural instinct the commands of the Law, they, without having a Law, are a Law to themselves;
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Lit., whenever, supposing a case which may occur at any time.
Rev., properly, Gentiles. There is no article. Not the Gentiles collectively, but Gentiles among whom the supposed case occurs.
Which have not the law (τὰ μὴ νόμον ἔχοντα)
The μὴ not negatives the possession of the law. Rev., which have no law.
Having not the law (νόμον μὴ ἔχοντες)
Here μὴ not negatives the possession of the law. Rev., having no law. It is difficult to indicate the proper emphasis in the English text, since the use of italics is limited to words not in the original.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
are a law.
but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.
For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.
They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them
1 Corinthians 9:21
To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law.
among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
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