Romans 2
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God’s Righteous Judgment
(Psalm 75:1–10)

1Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, every one judging: for in what thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou judging doest the same. 2And we know that the judgment of God is according to truth upon them doing such things. 3And thinkest thou this, O man, judging them doing such things, and doing the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? 4Or the abundance of his goodness and forbearance and long suffering dost thou despise; not knowing that the goodness of God brings thee to repentance? 5And according to thy hardness and impenitent heart thou treasurest up to thyself anger in the day of anger and revelation of the just judgment of God; 6Who will give back to each according to his works: 7To them truly by perseverance of the good work they seek glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: 8But to them of intrigue, and are truly disobedient to the truth, and yielding to injustice, anger and wrath, 9Affliction and distress, upon every soul of man working evil, both of the Jew first, and of the Greek; 10But glory, and honour, and peace, to every one working good, both to the Jew first, and to the Greek: 11For there is no distinction of persons with God.

12For as many as sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; 13(For not hearers of the law just with God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. 14For when nations, not having the things of the law, by nature do the things of the law, these, not having the law, are law to themselves: 15Which show the work of the law Written in their hearts, their consciousness testifying together, and between one another thoughts accusing or also excusing;) 16In the day when God shall judge the concealed things of men according to my good news by Jesus Christ.

The Jews and the Law

17Behold, thou art named a Jew, and restest upon the law, and boastest thyself in God, 18And knowest the will, and triest things differing, being sounded out of the law; 19And art persuaded thou thyself to be a guide of the blind, a light of them in darkness, 20An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of the inexperienced, having the form of knowledge and of truth in the law. 21Therefore teaching another, teachest thou not thyself proclaiming not to steal, stealest thou? 22Speaking not to commit adultery, committest thou adultery? abhorring images, committest thou sacrilege? 23Thou who boastest in the law, by transgression of the law dishonourest thou God? 24For the name of God by you is blasphemed in the nations, as it has been written.

25For truly circumcision profits, if thou do the law: and if thou be a transgressor of the law, thy circumcision has become uncircumcision. 26Therefore if uncircumcision watch the justification of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be reckoned for circumcision? 27And shall not uncircumcision by nature, completing the law, judge thee, which by letter and circumcision a transgressor of the law? 28For he in appearance, is not a Jew; neither circumcision, in appearance in the flesh: 29But he in concealment, a Jew; and circumcision of the heart, in spirit, not in letter; whose approbation not of man, but of God.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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