2:1 Wherefore thou art without excuse, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judges another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest dost practise the same things.
2:2 And we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against them that practise such things.
2:3 And reckonest thou this, O man, who judgest them that practise such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
2:5 but after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up for thyself 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 them that by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and incorruption, eternal life:
2:8 but unto them that are factious, and obey not the truth, but obey unrighteousness, `shall be' wrath and indignation,
2:9 tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that worketh evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Greek;
2:10 but glory and honor and peace to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek:
2:11 for there is no respect of persons with God.
2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without the law: and as many as have sinned under the law shall be judged by the law;
2:13 for not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified:
2:14 (for when Gentiles that have not the law do by nature the things of the law, these, not having the law, are the law unto themselves;
2:15 in that they show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness therewith, and their thoughts one with another accusing or else excusing `them');
2:16 in the day when God shall judge the secrets of men, according to my gospel, by Jesus Christ.
2:17 But if thou bearest the name of a Jew, and restest upon the law, and gloriest in God,
2:18 and knowest his will, and approvest the things that are excellent, being instructed out of the law,
2:19 and art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them that are in darkness,
2:20 a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having in the law the form of knowledge and of the truth;
2:21 thou therefore that teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
2:22 thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou rob temples?
2:23 thou who gloriest in the law, through thy transgression of the law dishonorest thou God?
2:24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you, even as it is written.
2:25 For circumcision indeed profiteth, if thou be a doer of the law: but if thou be a transgressor of the law, thy circumcision is become uncircumcision.
2:26 If therefore the uncircumcision keep the ordinances of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be reckoned for circumcision?
2:27 and shall not the uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who with the letter and circumcision art 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 of men, but of God.