Romans 2
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1Therefore you are without excuse, O man, everyone who judges another; for in that in which you judge the other, you are condemning your own self; for you who judge another are doing the same things. 2But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth upon those who commit such things. 3Now do you think yourself, O man, whoever is judging those who commit such things, and you are practicing them yourself, that you shall escape the judgment of God? 4Or do you despise the riches of His kindness and forbearance and longsuffering, not knowing that the graciousness of God leads you to repentance? 5But you, according to your own hardness and unrepentant heart, are storing up wrath for yourself against the day of wrath and revelation of God's righteous judgment, 6Who will render to each one according to his own works: 7On the one hand, to those who with patient endurance in good works are seeking glory and honor and immortality-- eternal life; 8On the other hand, to those who are contentious and who disobey the truth, but obey unrighteousness--indignation and wrath, 9Tribulation and anguish--upon every soul of man who works out evil, both of the Jew first, and of the Greek; 10But glory and honor and peace to everyone who works good, both to the Jew first, and to the Greek, 11Because there is no respect of persons with God.

12For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law; and as many as have sinned within the law shall be judged by the law, 13(Because the hearers of the law are not just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. 14For when the Gentiles, which do not have the law, practice by nature the things contained in the law, these who do not have the law are a law unto themselves; 15Who show the work of the law written in their own hearts, their consciences bearing witness, and their reasonings also, as they accuse or defend one another;) 16In a day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.

17Behold, you are called a Jew, and you yourself rest in the law, and boast in God, 18And know His will, and approve of the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law; 19And are persuaded that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light for those in darkness, 20An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having the form of the knowledge and of the truth contained in the law. 21You, then, who are teaching another, do you not teach yourself also? You who preach, "Do not steal," are you stealing? 22You who say, "Do not commit adultery," are you committing adultery? You who abhor idols, are you committing sacrilege? 23You who boast in law, are you dishonoring God through your transgression of the law? 24For through you the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles, exactly as it is written.

25For on the one hand, circumcision profits if you are observing the law; on the other hand, if you are a transgressor of the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision. 26Therefore, if the uncircumcised is keeping the requirements of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be reckoned for circumcision? 27And shall not the uncircumcised, who by nature is fulfilling the law, judge you, who, with the letter and circumcision, are a transgressor of the law? 28For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, neither is that circumcision which is external in the flesh; 29Rather, he is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is of the heart, in the spirit and not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.

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