Romans 2:21
New International Version
you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?

New Living Translation
Well then, if you teach others, why don’t you teach yourself? You tell others not to steal, but do you steal?

English Standard Version
you then who teach others, do you not teach yourself? While you preach against stealing, do you steal?

Berean Study Bible
you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?

Berean Literal Bible
then you teaching another, do you do not teach yourself? You preaching not to steal, do you steal?

New American Standard Bible
you, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that one shall not steal, do you steal?

King James Bible
Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

Christian Standard Bible
you then, who teach another, don't you teach yourself? You who preach, "You must not steal"--do you steal?

Contemporary English Version
But how can you teach others when you refuse to learn? You preach it is wrong to steal. But do you steal?

Good News Translation
You teach others--why don't you teach yourself? You preach, "Do not steal"--but do you yourself steal?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
you then, who teach another, don't you teach yourself? You who preach, "You must not steal"--do you steal?

International Standard Version
as you teach others, do you fail to teach yourself? As you preach against stealing, do you steal?

NET Bible
therefore you who teach someone else, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?

New Heart English Bible
You therefore who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You therefore who are teaching others, you do not teach yourself. You who are preaching that people should not steal, you are stealing!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As you teach others, are you failing to teach yourself? As you preach against stealing, are you stealing?

New American Standard 1977
you, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that one should not steal, do you steal?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou, therefore, who teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? Thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

King James 2000 Bible
You therefore who teach another, can you not teach yourself? you that preach a man should not steal, do you steal?

American King James Version
You therefore which teach another, teach you not yourself? you that preach a man should not steal, do you steal?

American Standard Version
thou therefore that teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou therefore that teachest another, teachest not thyself: thou that preachest that men should not steal, stealest:

Darby Bible Translation
thou then that teachest another, dost thou not teach thyself? thou that preachest not to steal, dost thou steal?

English Revised Version
thou therefore that teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou therefore who teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

Weymouth New Testament
you then who teach your fellow man, do you refuse to teach yourself? You who cry out against stealing, are you yourself a thief?

World English Bible
You therefore who teach another, don't you teach yourself? You who preach that a man shouldn't steal, do you steal?

Young's Literal Translation
Thou, then, who art teaching another, thyself dost thou not teach?
Study Bible
The Jews and the Law
20an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infants, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth— 21you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? 22You who forbid adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?…
Cross References
Psalm 50:17
For you hate My instruction and cast My words behind you.

Isaiah 42:20
Though seeing many things, you do not observe. Though your ears are open, you hear nothing."

Matthew 23:3
So practice and observe everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.

Treasury of Scripture

You therefore which teach another, teach you not yourself? you that preach a man should not steal, do you steal?

therefore.

Psalm 50:16-21
But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? …

Matthew 23:3
All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.

Luke 4:23
And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.

dost thou steal.

Isaiah 56:11
Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.

Ezekiel 22:12,13,27
In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD…

Amos 8:4-6
Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail, …







Lexicon
{you,} then,
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

who
(ho)
Article - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

teach
διδάσκων (didaskōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1321: To teach, direct, admonish. A prolonged form of a primary verb dao; to teach.

others,
ἕτερον (heteron)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2087: (a) of two: another, a second, (b) other, different, (c) one's neighbor. Of uncertain affinity; other or different.

do you not teach
διδάσκεις (didaskeis)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1321: To teach, direct, admonish. A prolonged form of a primary verb dao; to teach.

yourself?
σεαυτὸν (seauton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4572: Of yourself.

You who
(ho)
Article - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

preach
κηρύσσων (kēryssōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2784: To proclaim, herald, preach. Of uncertain affinity; to herald, especially divine truth.

against
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

stealing,
κλέπτειν (kleptein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2813: To steal. A primary verb; to filch.

do you steal?
κλέπτεις (klepteis)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2813: To steal. A primary verb; to filch.
(21) Therefore.--See above on Romans 2:17.

Verse 21. - Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? The οῦν here does not involve an anacoluthon after the reading εἴ δὲ in ver. 17, though St. Paul would not have much cared if it had been so. It serves only to sum up the lengthened protasis, and introduce the apodosis: "If... dost thou then," etc.? In what follows it is not, of course, implied that all Jews who relied on the Law were, in fact, thieves, adulterers, etc., but only that the Jews as a nation were no more exempt from such sins than others; and it may be that those specified were not selected by the apostle at random, but as being such as the Jews had a peculiar evil notoriety for at that time. Thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? 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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