Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever
you are who judge, for in whatever you judge
another you condemn yourself; for you who judge
practice the same things.
But we know that the judgment of God is
according to truth against those who practice
And do you think this, O man, you who judge
those practicing such things, and doing the
same, that you will escape the judgment of God?
Or do you despise the riches of His goodness,
forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that
the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
But in accordance with your hardness and your
impenitent heart you are treasuring up for
yourself wrath in the day of wrath and
revelation of the righteous judgment of God,
who “will render to each one according to his
eternal life to those who by patient continuance
in doing good seek for glory, honor, and
but to those who are self-seeking and do not
obey the truth, but obey
unrighteousness—indignation and wrath,
tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man
who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the
10 but glory, honor, and peace to everyone
who works what is good, to the Jew first and
also to the Greek.
For there is no partiality with God.
For as many as have sinned without law will also
perish without law, and as many as have sinned
in the law will be judged by the law
(for not the hearers of the law are just
in the sight of God, but the doers of the law
will be justified;
for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by
nature do the things in the law, these, although
not having the law, are a law to themselves,
who show the work of the law written in their
hearts, their conscience also bearing witness,
and between themselves their thoughts
accusing or else excusing them)
in the day when God will judge the secrets of
men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.
Indeed you are called a Jew, and rest on the
law, and make your boast in God,
and know His will, and approve the things
that are excellent, being instructed out of the
and are confident that you yourself are a guide
to the blind, a light to those who are in
an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of
babes, having the form of knowledge and truth in
You, therefore, who teach another, do you not
teach yourself? You who preach that a man should
not steal, do you steal?
You who say, “Do not commit adultery,” do you
commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob
You who make your boast in the law, do you
dishonor God through breaking the law?
For “the name of God is blasphemed
among the Gentiles because of you,” as it is
For circumcision is indeed profitable if you
keep the law; but if you are a breaker of the
law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.
Therefore, if an uncircumcised man keeps the
righteous requirements of the law, will not his
uncircumcision be counted as circumcision?
And will not the physically uncircumcised, if he
fulfills the law, judge you who, even
with your written code and
circumcision, are a transgressor of the
For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly,
nor is circumcision that which is
outward in the flesh;
but he is a Jew who is one
inwardly; and circumcision is that of the
heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose
praise is not from men but from God.