2:1 Therefore you are without excuse, man, whoever you are who judge. For in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself. For you who judge practice the same things.
2:2 We know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things.
2:3 Do you know this, O man who judges those who practice such things, and do the same, that you will escape the judgment of God?
2:4 Or do you despise the riches of his goodness, forbearance, and patience, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
2:5 But according to your hardness and impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
2:6 who "will render to every man according to his works:"
2:7 to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and incorruptibility, eternal life;
2:8 but to those who are self-seeking, and don`t obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, will be wrath and indignation,
2:9 oppression and anguish, on every soul of man who works evil, on the Jew first, and also on the Greek.
2:10 But glory and honor and peace to every man who works good, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
2:11 For there is no partiality with God.
2:12 For as many as have sinned without law will also perish without the law. As many as have sinned under the law will be judged by the law.
2:13 For it isn`t the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law will be justified
2:14 (for when Gentiles who don`t have the law do by nature the things of the law, these, not having the law, are a law to themselves,
2:15 in that they show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience testifying with them, and their thoughts among themselves accusing or else excusing them)
2:16 in the day when God will judge the secrets of men, according to my gospel, by Jesus Christ.
2:17 Indeed you bear the name of a Jew, and rest on the law, and glory in God,
2:18 and know his will, and approve the things that are excellent, being instructed out of the law,
2:19 and are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,
2:20 a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of babies, having in the law the form of knowledge and of the truth.
2:21 You therefore who teach another, don`t you teach yourself? You who preach that a man shouldn`t steal, do you steal?
2:22 You who say a man shouldn`t commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?
2:23 You who glory in the law, through your disobedience of the law do you dishonor God?
2:24 For "the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you," just as it is written.
2:25 For circumcision indeed profits, if you be a doer of the law, but if you be a transgressor of the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.
2:26 If therefore the uncircumcised keep the ordinances of the law, won`t his uncircumcision be accounted as circumcision?
2:27 Won`t the uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfills the law, judge you, who with the letter and circumcision are a transgressor of the law?
2:28 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh;
2:29 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.