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God’s Righteous Judgment

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Therefore, every one of you[fn] who judges is without excuse. For when you judge another, you condemn yourself, since you, the judge, do the same things.

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We know that God’s judgment on those who do such things is based on the truth.

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Do you really think ​— ​anyone of you who judges those who do such things yet do the same ​— ​that you will escape God’s judgment?

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Or do you despise the riches of his kindness, restraint, and patience, not recognizing[fn] that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?

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Because of your hardened and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath, when God’s righteous judgment is revealed.

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He will repay each one according to his works:

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eternal life to those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor, and immortality;

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but wrath and anger to those who are self-seeking and disobey the truth while obeying unrighteousness.

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There will be affliction and distress for every human being who does evil, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek;

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but glory, honor, and peace for everyone who does what is good, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek.

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For there is no favoritism with God.

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All who sin without the law will also perish without the law, and all who sin under[fn] the law will be judged by the law.

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For the hearers of the law are not righteous before God, but the doers of the law will be justified.[fn]

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So, when Gentiles, who do not by nature have the law, do[fn] what the law demands, they are a law to themselves even though they do not have the law.

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They show that the work of the law[fn] is written on their hearts. Their consciences confirm this. Their competing thoughts either accuse or even excuse them[fn]

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on the day when God judges what people have kept secret, according to my gospel through Christ Jesus.

Jewish Violation of the Law

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Now if[fn] you call yourself a Jew, and rely on the law, and boast in God,

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and know his will, and approve the things that are superior, being instructed from the law,

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and if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light to those in darkness,

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an instructor of the ignorant, a teacher of the immature, having the embodiment of knowledge and truth in the law ​— ​

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you then, who teach another, don’t you teach yourself? You who preach, “You must not steal” ​— ​do you steal?

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You who say, “You must not commit adultery” ​— ​do you commit adultery? You who detest idols, do you rob their temples?

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You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law?

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

Circumcision of the Heart

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Circumcision benefits you if you observe the law, but if you are a lawbreaker, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

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So if an uncircumcised man keeps the law’s requirements, will not his uncircumcision be counted as circumcision?

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A man who is physically uncircumcised, but who keeps the law, will judge you who are a lawbreaker in spite of having the letter of the law and circumcision.

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For a person is not a Jew who is one outwardly, and true circumcision is not something visible in the flesh.

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On the contrary, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is of the heart ​— ​by the Spirit, not the letter.[fn] That person’s praise is not from people but from God.

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Or patience, because you do not recognize
Lit in
Or acquitted
Or who do not have the law, instinctively do
The code of conduct required by the law
Internal debate, either in a person or among the pagan moralists
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Or heart ​— ​spiritually, not literally

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