Romans 2:13
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New International Version
For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.

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.

English Standard Version
For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.

Berean Study Bible
For it is not the hearers of the Law who are righteous before God, but it is the doers of the Law who will be declared righteous.

Berean Literal Bible
for not the hearers of the Law are righteous with God; but the doers of the Law will be justified.

New American Standard Bible
for it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified.

King James Bible
(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the hearers of the law are not righteous before God, but the doers of the law will be declared righteous.

International Standard Version
For it is not merely those who hear the Law who are righteous in God's sight. No, it is those who follow the Law, who will be justified.

NET Bible
For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous before God, but those who do the law will be declared righteous.

New Heart English Bible
For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law will be justified

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The hearers of The Written Law are not righteous ones before God, but the doers of The Written Law are justified.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People who merely listen to laws from God don't have God's approval. Rather, people who do what those laws demand will have God's approval.

New American Standard 1977
for not the hearers of the Law are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified.

Jubilee Bible 2000
(for not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified;

King James 2000 Bible
(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

American King James Version
(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

American Standard Version
for not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified:

Douay-Rheims 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.

English Revised Version
for not the hearers of a law are just before God, but the doers of a law shall be justified:

Webster's Bible Translation
(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

Weymouth New Testament
It is not those that merely hear the Law read who are righteous in the sight of God, but it is those that obey the Law who will be pronounced righteous.

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: --
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-16 The Jews thought themselves a holy people, entitled to their privileges by right, while they were unthankful, rebellious, and unrighteous. But all who act thus, of every nation, age, and description, must be reminded that the judgment of God will be according to their real character. The case is so plain, that we may appeal to the sinner's own thoughts. In every wilful sin, there is contempt of the goodness of God. And though the branches of man's disobedience are very various, all spring from the same root. But in true repentance, there must be hatred of former sinfulness, from a change wrought in the state of the mind, which disposes it to choose the good and to refuse the evil. It shows also a sense of inward wretchedness. Such is the great change wrought in repentance, it is conversion, and is needed by every human being. The ruin of sinners is their walking after a hard and impenitent heart. Their sinful doings are expressed by the strong words, treasuring up wrath. In the description of the just man, notice the full demand of the law. It demands that the motives shall be pure, and rejects all actions from earthly ambition or ends. In the description of the unrighteous, contention is held forth as the principle of all evil. The human will is in a state of enmity against God. Even Gentiles, who had not the written law, had that within, which directed them what to do by the light of nature. Conscience is a witness, and first or last will bear witness. As they nature. Conscience is a witness, and first or last will bear witness. As they kept or broke these natural laws and dictates, their consciences either acquitted or condemned them. Nothing speaks more terror to sinners, and more comfort to saints, than that Christ shall be the Judge. Secret services shall be rewarded, secret sins shall be then punished, and brought to light.
Study Bible
God's Righteous Judgment
12All who sin apart from the Law will also perish apart from the Law, and all who sin under the Law will be judged by the Law. 13For it is not the hearers of the Law who are righteous before God, but it is the doers of the Law who will be declared righteous. 14Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the Law, do by nature what the Law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the Law,…
Cross References
Jeremiah 11:6
And the LORD said to me, "Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, 'Hear the words of this covenant and do them.

Matthew 7:21
Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father in heaven.

Matthew 7:24
Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

John 13:17
If you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

Romans 2:25
Circumcision has value if you observe the Law, but if you break the Law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

1 Corinthians 4:4
My conscience is clear, but that does not vindicate me. It is the Lord who judges me.

James 1:22
Be doers of the word, and not hearers only. Otherwise, you are deceiving yourselves.

James 1:25
But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom, and continues to do so--not being a forgetful hearer, but an effective doer--he will be blessed in what he does.

James 1:27
Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
Treasury of Scripture

(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

For not.

Romans 2:25 For circumcision truly profits, if you keep the law: but if you be …

Deuteronomy 4:1 Now therefore listen, O Israel, to the statutes and to the judgments, …

Deuteronomy 5:1 And Moses called all Israel, and said to them, Hear, O Israel, the …

Deuteronomy 6:3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well …

Deuteronomy 30:12-14 It is not in heaven, that you should say, Who shall go up for us …

Ezekiel 20:11 And I gave them my statutes, and showed them my judgments, which …

Ezekiel 33:30-33 Also, you son of man, the children of your people still are talking …

Matthew 7:21-27 Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom …

Luke 8:21 And he answered and said to them, My mother and my brothers are these …

James 1:22-25 But be you doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves…

1 John 2:29 If you know that he is righteous, you know that every one that does …

1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that does righteousness …

but the.

Romans 3:20,23 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified …

Romans 10:5 For Moses describes the righteousness which is of the law, That the …

Luke 10:25-29 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, …

Galatians 3:11,12 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is …

justified.

Romans 3:30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, …

Romans 4:2-5 For if Abraham were justified by works, he has whereof to glory; …

Psalm 143:2 And enter not into judgment with your servant: for in your sight …

Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than …

Acts 13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which …

Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but …

Galatians 5:4 Christ is become of no effect to you, whoever of you are justified …

James 2:21-25 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered …

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