New Living Translation
Well then, if you teach others, why don't you teach yourself? You tell others not to steal, but do you steal?
King James Bible
Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
Darby Bible Translation
thou then that teachest another, dost thou not teach thyself? thou that preachest not to steal, dost thou steal?
World English Bible
You therefore who teach another, don't you teach yourself? You who preach that a man shouldn't steal, do you steal?
Young's Literal Translation
Thou, then, who art teaching another, thyself dost thou not teach?
Romans 2:21 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:21 Thou dost not teach thyself - He does not teach himself who does not practise what he teaches. Dost thou steal, commit adultery, commit sacrilege - Sin grievously against thy neighbour, thyself, God. St. Paul had shown the gentiles, first their sins against God, then against themselves, then against their neighbours. He now inverts the order: for sins against God are the most glaring in an heathen, but not in a Jew. Thou that abhorrest idols - Which all the Jews did, from the time of the Babylonish captivity. Thou committest sacrilege - Doest what is worse, robbing Him who is God over all of the glory which is due to him. None of these charges were rashly advanced against the Jews of that age; for, as their own historian relates, some even of the priests lived by rapine, and others in gross uncleanness. And as for sacrilegiously robbing God and his altar, it had been complained of ever since Malachi; so that the instances are given with great propriety and judgment.
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.
For you refuse my discipline and treat my words like trash.
You see and recognize what is right but refuse to act on it. You hear with your ears, but you don't really listen."
So practice and obey whatever they tell you, but don't follow their example. For they don't practice what they teach.
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