The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans

Chapter 2

God will render to every person according to his or her deeds—Both Jews and Gentiles will be judged by gospel laws.

 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou ajudgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.

 But we aare sure that the bjudgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.

 And thinkest thou this, O man, that ajudgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the bjudgment of God?

 Or despisest thou the ariches of his bgoodness and cforbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

 But aafter thy bhardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;

 Who will arender to every man baccording to his cdeeds:

 To them who by apatient bcontinuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and cimmortality, eternal life:

 But unto them that are acontentious, and do not bobey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, cindignation and wrath,

 aTribulation and banguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the cGentile;

 10 But glory, honour, and apeace, to every man that bworketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the cGentile:

 11 For there is no arespect of bpersons with God.

 12 For as many as have sinned without alaw shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;

 13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the adoers of the law shall be bjustified.

 14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

 15 aWhich shew the work of the blaw written in their hearts, their cconscience also bearing dwitness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)

 16 In the day when God shall ajudge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my bgospel.

 17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,

 18 And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;

 19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,

 20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the aform of knowledge and of the truth in the law.

 21 Thou therefore which teachest another, ateachest thou not thyself? thou that bpreachest a man should not csteal, dost thou steal?

 22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit aadultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou bcommit csacrilege?

 23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?

 24 For the name of God is ablasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

 25 For acircumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.

 26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?

 27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?

 28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

 29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and acircumcision is that of the heart, in the bspirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.