2 Wherefore inexcusable thou art, O man whoever judgest; For wherein thou judgest some one else thyself thou dost condemn,—For the very things thou dost practise who art judging:
2 We know however that the sentence of God is according to truth against them who such things as these do practise.
3 And reckonest thou this, O man—Who dost judge them who such things do practise and yet art doing the same That thou shalt escape the sentence of God?
4 Or the riches of his kindness and forbearance and long-suffering dost thou despise,—Not knowing that the kindness of God unto repentance is leading thee?
5 But according to thy hardness and [thine] impenitent heart Art treasuring up for thyself anger in a day of anger and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,—
6 Who will render unto each one according to his works:—
7 Unto them, on the one hand, who by way of endurance in good work are seeking glory, honour and incorruption life age-abiding,
8 Unto them, on the other hand, who are of contention and are not yielding unto the truth but are yielding unto unrighteousness anger and wrath,
9 tribulation and anguish—against every soul of man who worketh out what is base, Both of Jew first and of Greek,—
10 But glory and honour and peace—Unto every one who worketh what is good, Both unto Jew first and unto Greek:
11 For there is no respect of persons with God;—
12 For as many as without law sinned Without law also shall perish, And as many as within law sinned Through law shall be judged;
13 For not the hearers of law are righteous with God, But the doers of law shall be declared righteous;
14 For whensoever the nations which have not law by nature the things of the law may be doing the same not having law unto themselves are a law,—
15 Who indeed shew the work of the law written in their hearts, Their conscience therewith bearing witness And between one another their reasonings accusing—or even excusing them:—
16 In the day on which God judgeth the secrets of men according to my glad-message through Christ Jesus.
17 If however thou art taking the name of Jew And resting thyself upon law And boasting in God,
18 And art taking note of his will And testing the things that differ—when receiving oral instruction out of the law,
19 Art persuaded moreover that thou thyself art—A guide of the blind, A light of them that are in darkness,
20 A trainer of the simple, A teacher of babes, Having the forming of knowledge and truth in the law—
21 Thou therefore that art teaching someone else Thyself art thou not teaching? Thou that proclaimest—Do not steal! Art thou stealing?
22 That sayest—Do not commit adultery! Art thou committing adultery? That abhorrest sacrilege Art thou robbing temples?
23 That in law dost boast Through the transgression of the law art thou dishonouring God?
24 For the name of God because of you is defamed among the nations,—Even as it is written.
25 For circumcision indeed profiteth—if law thou be practising; But if thou be a transgressor of law thy circumcision hath become uncircumcision.
26 If then the uncircumcision be guarding the righteous requirement of the law Shall not his uncircumcision as circumcision be reckoned?—
27 And the uncircumcision by nature completing the law Shall judge thee who notwithstanding letter and circumcision art a transgressor of law!
28 For not he who is one in appearance is a Jew, Nor is that which is such in appearance in flesh circumcision;
29 But he who is one in secret is a Jew,—And [that is] circumcision which is of the heart, in spirit not in letter,—Whose praise is not of men but of God.