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.”

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."

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."

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.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

24. as it is written—(See Isa 52:5, Marginal reference).

Romans 2:24 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Jews and the Law
23You who boast in the Law, through your breaking the Law, do you dishonor God? 24For "THE NAME OF GOD IS BLASPHEMED AMONG THE GENTILES BECAUSE OF YOU," just as it is written. 25For indeed circumcision is of value if you practice the Law; but if you are a transgressor of the Law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 12:14
But because by doing this you have shown utter contempt for the LORD, the son born to you will die."

Isaiah 52:5
"And now what do I have here?" declares the LORD. "For my people have been taken away for nothing, and those who rule them mock," declares the LORD. "And all day long my name is constantly blasphemed.

Ezekiel 20:27
"Therefore, son of man, speak to the people of Israel and say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: In this also your ancestors blasphemed me by being unfaithful to me:

Ezekiel 36:20
And wherever they went among the nations they profaned my holy name, for it was said of them, 'These are the LORD's people, and yet they had to leave his land.'

2 Peter 2:2
Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.
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