ROMANS - Chapter 2

1 - Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
2 - But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
3 - And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
4 - Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
5 - But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
6 - Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
7 - To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
8 - But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
9 - Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
10 - But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
11 - For there is no respect of persons with God.
12 - For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
13 - (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
14 - For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
15 - Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
16 - In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
17 - Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,
18 - And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;
19 - And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,
20 - An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
21 - Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
22 - Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
23 - Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
24 - For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.
25 - For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.
26 - Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?
27 - And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?
28 - For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
29 - But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.