Romans 2 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Romans 2


Romans 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.

Romans 2:2

And we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against them that practise such things.

Romans 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?

Romans 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?

Romans 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;

Romans 2:6

who will render to every man according to his works:

Romans 2:7

to them that by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and incorruption, eternal life:

Romans 2:8

but unto them that are factious, and obey not the truth, but obey unrighteousness, [shall be] wrath and indignation,

Romans 2:9

tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that worketh evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Greek;

Romans 2:10

but glory and honor and peace to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek:

Romans 2:11

for there is no respect of persons with God.

Romans 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;

Romans 2:13

for not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified:

Romans 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;

Romans 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]);

Romans 2:16

in the day when God shall judge the secrets of men, according to my gospel, by Jesus Christ.

Romans 2:17

But if thou bearest the name of a Jew, and restest upon the law, and gloriest in God,

Romans 2:18

and knowest his will, and approvest the things that are excellent, being instructed out of the law,

Romans 2:19

and art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them that are in darkness,

Romans 2:20

a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having in the law the form of knowledge and of the truth;

Romans 2:21

thou therefore that teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

Romans 2:22

thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou rob temples?

Romans 2:23

thou who gloriest in the law, through thy transgression of the law dishonorest thou God?

Romans 2:24

For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you, even as it is written.

Romans 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.

Romans 2:26

If therefore the uncircumcision keep the ordinances of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be reckoned for circumcision?

Romans 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?

Romans 2:28

For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh:

Romans 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.

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