New Living Translation
For merely listening to the law doesn't make us right with God. It is obeying the law that makes us right in his sight.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:13 For not the hearers of the law are, even now, just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified - Finally acquitted and rewarded a most sure and important truth, which respects the gentiles also, though principally the Jews. St. Paul speaks of the former, Rom 2:14, and c.; of the latter, Rom 2:17, and c. Here is therefore no parenthesis; for the sixteenth verse also depends on the fifteenth, not on the twelfth. Rom 2:16,15,12.
LibraryThe Same Necessary and Eternal Different Relations
that different things bear one to another, and the same consequent fitness or unfitness of the application of different things or different relations one to another, with regard to which the will of God always and necessarily does determine itself, to choose to act only what is agreeable to justice, equity, goodness, and truth, in order to the welfare of the whole universe, ought likewise constantly to determine the wills of all subordinate rational beings, to govern all their actions by the same …
Samuel Clarke—A Discourse Concerning the Being and Attributes of God
Councils of Ariminum and Seleucia.
Epistle xvi. From Felix Bishop of Messana to St. Gregory.
Entire Sanctification in Type.
Then the LORD said, "Broadcast this message in the streets of Jerusalem. Go from town to town throughout the land and say, 'Remember the ancient covenant, and do everything it requires.
"Not everyone who calls out to me, 'Lord! Lord!' will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.
"Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.
Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them.
The Jewish ceremony of circumcision has value only if you obey God's law. But if you don't obey God's law, you are no better off than an uncircumcised Gentile.
1 Corinthians 4:4
My conscience is clear, but that doesn't prove I'm right. It is the Lord himself who will examine me and decide.
But don't just listen to God's word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.
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