New American Standard Bible
You who boast in the Law, through your breaking the Law, do you dishonor God?
King James Bible
Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
Darby Bible Translation
thou who boastest in law, dost thou by transgression of the law dishonour God?
World English Bible
You who glory in the law, through your disobedience of the law do you dishonor God?
Young's Literal Translation
thou who in the law dost boast, through the transgression of the law God dost thou dishonour?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Makest thy boast ... - To boast in the Law implied their conviction of its excellence and obligation, as a man does not boast of what he esteems to be of no value.
Dishonourest thou God - By boasting of the Law, they proclaimed their conviction that it was from God. By breaking it, they denied it. And as actions are a true test of man's real opinions, their breaking the Law did it more dishonor than their boasting of it did it honor. This is always the case. It matters little what a man's speculative opinions may be; his practice may do far more to disgrace religion than his profession does to honor it. It is the life and conduct, and not merely the profession of the lips, that does real honor to the true religion. Alas, with what pertinency and force may this question be put to many who call themselves Christians!
Observe that the apostle singled out an individual who had condemned others for transgressions, in which he himself indulged. This man owned so much spiritual light that he knew right from wrong, and he diligently used his knowledge to judge others, condemning them for their transgressions. As for himself, he preferred the shade, where no fierce light might beat on his own conscience and disturb his unholy peace. His judgment was spared the pain of dealing with his home offenses by being set to work …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 29: 1883
Tendencies of Religious Thought in England, 1688-1750.
Note to the Following Treatise 1. The Following Letter
Seances Historiques De Geneve --The National Church.
Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe, Her priests instruct for a price And her prophets divine for money. Yet they lean on the LORD saying, "Is not the LORD in our midst? Calamity will not come upon us."
"Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father; the one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have set your hope.
But if you bear the name "Jew " and rely upon the Law and boast in God,
Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.
who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons, and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the Law and the temple service and the promises,
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