1. Therefore you are without excuse, O man, everyone who judges another; for in that in which you judge the other, you are condemning your own self; for you who judge another are doing the same things.
2. But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth upon those who commit such things.
3. Now do you think yourself, O man, whoever is judging those who commit such things, and you are practicing them yourself, that you shall escape the judgment of God?
5. But you, according to your own hardness and unrepentant heart, are storing up wrath for yourself against the day of wrath and revelation of God’s righteous judgment,
6. Who will render to each one according to his own works:
7. On the one hand, to those who with patient endurance in good works are seeking glory and honor and immortality—eternal life;
8. On the other hand, to those who are contentious and who disobey the truth, but obey unrighteousness—indignation and wrath,
9. Tribulation and anguish—upon every soul of man who works out evil, both of the Jew first, and of the Greek;
10. But glory and honor and peace to everyone who works good, both to the Jew first, and to the Greek,
12. For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law; and as many as have sinned within the law shall be judged by the law,
14. For when the Gentiles, which do not have the law, practice by nature the things contained in the law, these who do not have the law are a law unto themselves;
15. Who show the work of the law written in their own hearts, their consciences bearing witness, and their reasonings also, as they accuse or defend one another;)
17. Behold, you are called a Jew, and you yourself rest in the law, and boast in God,
18. And know His will, and approve of the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;
19. And are persuaded that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light for those in darkness,
20. An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having the form of the knowledge and of the truth contained in the law.
21. You, then, who are teaching another, do you not teach yourself also? You who preach, “Do not steal,” are you stealing?
22. You who say, “Do not commit adultery,” are you committing adultery? You who abhor idols, are you committing sacrilege?
23. You who boast in law, are you dishonoring God through your transgression of the law?
24. For through you the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles, exactly as it is written.
25. For on the one hand, circumcision profits if you are observing the law; on the other hand, if you are a transgressor of the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.
26. Therefore, if the uncircumcised is keeping the requirements of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be reckoned for circumcision?
27. And shall not the uncircumcised, who by nature is fulfilling the law, judge you, who, with the letter and circumcision, are a transgressor of the law?
28. For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, neither is that circumcision which is external in the flesh;
29. Rather, he is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is of the heart, in the spirit and not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.
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