Romans 2:24
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New International Version
As it is written: "God's name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."

New Living Translation
No wonder the Scriptures say, "The Gentiles blaspheme the name of God because of you."

English Standard Version
For, as it is written, “The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.”

Berean Study Bible
As it is written: "God's name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."

Berean Literal Bible
As it has been written: "For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you."

New American Standard Bible
For "THE NAME OF GOD IS BLASPHEMED AMONG THE GENTILES BECAUSE OF YOU," just as it is written.

King James Bible
For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For, as it is written: The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.

International Standard Version
As it is written, "God's name is being blasphemed among the gentiles because of you."

NET Bible
For just as it is written, "the name of God is being blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."

New Heart English Bible
For "because of you the name of God is blasphemed among the nations," just as it is written.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you, according to what has been written.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As Scripture says, "God's name is cursed among the nations because of you."

New American Standard 1977
For “THE NAME OF GOD IS BLASPHEMED AMONG THE GENTILES BECAUSE OF YOU,” just as it is written.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

King James 2000 Bible
For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

American King James Version
For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

American Standard Version
For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you, even as it is written.

Douay-Rheims Bible
(For the name of God through you is blasphemed among the Gentiles, as it is written.)

Darby Bible Translation
For the name of God is blasphemed on your account among the nations, according as it is written.

English Revised Version
For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you, even as it is written.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles, through you, as it is written.

Weymouth New Testament
For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentile nations because of you, as Holy Writ declares.

World English Bible
For "the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you," just as it is written.

Young's Literal Translation
for the name of God because of you is evil spoken of among the nations, according as it hath been written.
Study Bible
The Jews and the Law
23You who boast in the Law, do you dishonor God by breaking the Law? 24As it is written: “- God’s name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.” 25Circumcision has value if you observe the Law, but if you break the Law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 12:14
"However, because by this deed you have given occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born to you shall surely die."

Isaiah 52:5
"Now therefore, what do I have here," declares the LORD, "seeing that My people have been taken away without cause?" Again the LORD declares, "Those who rule over them howl, and My name is continually blasphemed all day long.

Ezekiel 20:27
"Therefore, son of man, speak to the house of Israel and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Yet in this your fathers have blasphemed Me by acting treacherously against Me.

Ezekiel 36:20
"When they came to the nations where they went, they profaned My holy name, because it was said of them, 'These are the people of the LORD; yet they have come out of His land.'

2 Peter 2:2
Many will follow in their depravity, and because of them the way of the truth will be defamed.
Treasury of Scripture

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

the name.

Isaiah 52:5 Now therefore, what have I here, said the LORD, that my people is …

Lamentations 2:15,16 All that pass by clap their hands at you; they hiss and wag their …

Ezekiel 36:20-23 And when they entered to the heathen, where they went, they profaned …

Matthew 18:7 Woe to the world because of offenses! for it must needs be that offenses …

1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house…

1 Timothy 6:1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters …

Titus 2:5,8 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their …

as it is written.

2 Samuel 12:14 However,, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the …

(24) Through you.--Because of you.

As it is written.--From the LXX. version of Isaiah 52:5. The sense of the original is that the name of God is dishonoured by the enslavement and oppression of His people. A nearer parallel in sense, though more remote in words, may be found in 2Samuel 12:14; Ezekiel 36:22-23. The Apostle is not careful as to the particular context from which he draws. He knew that he was giving the substance of Scripture, and he takes the aptest words that occur to him at the moment. Translated into our modern modes of thought, the formula "as it is written" at the end of the verse amounts to little more than "in the language of Scripture." The intention, as so frequently with St. Paul, seems, as it were, to be divided between proof and illustration.

For the name of God is blasphemed,.... The being and perfections of God, such as his holiness, omniscience, and omnipotence, are denied, or evil spoken of; and also the law of God, and the forms of worship instituted by him:

among the Gentiles through you: through their iniquities, who when they observe them, conclude that the God of Israel is not omniscient, or he would know, and take notice of these things; and that he is not holy, or he could not bear them; nor omnipotent, or he would revenge them:

as it is written; the passage or passages referred to are not mentioned, but are perhaps Isaiah 52:5. In the former of these texts the words are, "they that rule over them make them to howl; saith the Lord, and my name continually every day is blasphemed"; which are spoken of the rulers of the people, either of their ecclesiastical or political rulers, or both; and so Aben Ezra interprets them of , "the great men of Israel"; and here by the apostle are applied to their doctors and wise men: and in the latter are these words, "thus saith the Lord God, I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for my holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the Heathen"; that is, by their unbecoming walk and conversation, and especially by the disagreeable conduct of their principal men: and the Jews own the same things, and complain of them in much the "same language the apostle here does, saying, "they disgrace the law before the people of the earth, (the common people, or else the Gentiles,) how? a wise man sits and expounds in the congregation, saying, thou shalt not lend upon usury, and he lends upon usury; he says, thou shalt not commit a robbery, and he commits a robbery; he says, , "thou shalt not steal, and he steals": says R. Berechiah, it happened to one man that his cloak was stolen from him, and he went before the judge about it, and he found it spread upon his bed or couch: and, says the same Rabbi, it happened to a certain man that his pot was stolen from him, and he went before the judge about it, and he found it upon his hearth: hence it is said, "as they were increased they sinned against me, therefore will I change their glory into shame", Hosea 4:7 (d).

(d) Debarim Rabba, sect. 2. fol. 236. 2.24. as it is written—(See Isa 52:5, Marginal reference).2:17-24 The apostle directs his discourse to the Jews, and shows of what sins they were guilty, notwithstanding their profession and vain pretensions. A believing, humble, thankful glorying in God, is the root and sum of all religion. But proud, vain-glorious boasting in God, and in the outward profession of his name, is the root and sum of all hypocrisy. Spiritual pride is the most dangerous of all kinds of pride. A great evil of the sins professors is, the dishonour done to God and religion, by their not living according to their profession. Many despise their more ignorant neighbours who rest in a dead form of godliness; yet themselves trust in a form of knowledge, equally void of life and power, while some glory in the gospel, whose unholy lives dishonour God, and cause his name to be blasphemed.
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