New Living Translation
You who call yourselves Jews are relying on God's law, and you boast about your special relationship with him.
King James Bible
Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,
Darby Bible Translation
But if thou art named a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast in God,
World English Bible
Indeed you bear the name of a Jew, and rest on the law, and glory in God,
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, thou art named a Jew, and dost rest upon the law, and dost boast in God,
Romans 2:17 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:17 But if thou art called a Jew - This highest point of Jewish glorying, after a farther description of it interposed, Rom 2:17 - 20, and refuted, Rom 2:21 - 24, is itself refuted, Rom 2:25, and c. The description consists of twice five articles; of which the former five, Rom 2:17,18, show what he boasts of in himself; the other five, Rom 2:19,20, what he glories in with respect to others. The first particular of the former five answers to the first of the latter; the second, to the second, and so on. And restest in the law - Dependest on it, though it can only condemn thee. And gloriest in God - As thy God; and that, too, to the exclusion of others.
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.
even though you call yourself the holy city and talk about depending on the God of Israel, whose name is the LORD of Heaven's Armies.
You rulers make decisions based on bribes; you priests teach God's laws only for a price; you prophets won't prophesy unless you are paid. Yet all of you claim to depend on the LORD. "No harm can come to us," you say, "for the LORD is here among us."
"You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me!
"Yet it isn't I who will accuse you before the Father. Moses will accuse you! Yes, Moses, in whom you put your hopes.
Then they cursed him and said, "You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses!
You are so proud of knowing the law, but you dishonor God by breaking it.
For you are not a true Jew just because you were born of Jewish parents or because you have gone through the ceremony of circumcision.
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