New International Version
For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.
King James Bible
(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
Darby Bible Translation
(for not the hearers of the law [are] just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
World English Bible
For it isn't the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law will be justified
Young's Literal Translation
for not the hearers of the law are righteous before God, but the doers of the law shall be declared righteous: --
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For not the hearers of the law, etc. - It does not follow, because one people are favored with a Divine revelation, that therefore they shall be saved; while the others who have not had that revelation, shall finally perish: this is not God's procedure; where he has given a law - a Divine revelation, he requires obedience to that law; and only those who have been doers of that law - who have lived according to the light and privileges granted in that revelation, shall be justified - shall be finally acknowledged to be such as are fit for the kingdom of God.
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"Thinkest thou, that judgest them that do such things, that thou shalt escape?" --ROMANS ii. 1-11. That is always my peril, to assume that by being severe with others I exculpate myself. I go on to the bench, and deliver sentence upon my brother, when my proper place is in the dock. And this is the subtlety of the snare, that I regard my criticisms and condemnations of other people as signs of my own innocence. This is the last refinement in temptation, and multitudes fall before its power. The …
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Coming Judgment of the Secrets of Men
"If So be that the Spirit of God Dwell in You. Now if any Man have not the Spirit of Christ, He is None of His. "
"If we Say that we have not Sinned, we Make Him a Liar, and his Word is not in Us. "
The LORD said to me, "Proclaim all these words in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem: 'Listen to the terms of this covenant and follow them.
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
Circumcision has value if you observe the law, but if you break the law, you have become as though you had not been circumcised.
1 Corinthians 4:4
My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
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