- ¶ THEREFORE you are inexcusable, O man, to judge your neighbor;
for in judging your neighbor, you condemn yourself;
for even you who judge practice the same things yourself.
- But we know that the judgment of God is rightly against those who commit such things.
- What do you think, O man?
Do you think that you who judge those who practice such things, while you commit them yourself, will escape the judgment of God?
- Do you stand against the riches of his goodness and forbearance, and the opportunity which he has given you, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
- Because of the hardness and impenitence of your heart you are laying up for yourself a treasure of wrath for the day of wrath and the revelation of the righteous judgment of God,
- Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
- To those who continue patiently in good works, seeking glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;
- But to those who are stubborn and do not obey the truth, but obey iniquity, he will render indignation and wrath;
- He will render suffering and affliction, for every man who does evil, for the Jews first, and also for the Arameans;
- But glory, honor and peace for every one who does good, to the Jews first, and also to the Arameans;
- For there is no respect of persons with God.
- For those who have sinned without law shall also perish without law;
and those who have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law,
- For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but it is the doers of the law who shall be justified.
- For if the Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these having not the law are a law to themselves.
- And they show the work of the law written on their hearts;
and their conscience also bears them witness, when their thoughts either rebuke or defend one another,
- In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men according to my gospel by Jesus Christ.
- ¶ Now if you who are called a Jew trust on the law and are proud of God,
- And because you know his will and know the things which must be observed, which you have learned from the law,
- And you have confidence in yourself that you are a guide of the blind and a light to them who are in darkness,
- An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of children, you are the pattern of knowledge and of truth as embodied in the law.
- Now, therefore, you teach others but fail to teach yourself.
You preach that men should not steal, yet you steal.
- You say, Men must not commit adultery, yet you commit adultery.
You despise idols, yet you rob the sanctuary.
- You are proud of the law but you dishonor God by breaking the law.
- For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.
- For circumcision is profitable only if you keep the law;
but if you break the law, then circumcision becomes uncircumcision.
- Therefore, if the uncircumcision keep the statutes of the law, behold would not the uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?
- And the uncircumcision which fulfills the law naturally, will condemn you who, while in possession of the scripture and circumcision, transgress the law.
- For it is not the one who is outwardly a Jew who is the real Jew;
neither is circumcision that which is seen in the flesh.
- But a real Jew is one who is inwardly so, and circumcision is of the heart, spiritually and not literally;
whose praise is not from men but from God.