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Romans 2 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Impartiality of God

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:1 -

Therefore you have no excuse, [fn]you foolish person, everyone of you who passes judgment; for [fn]in that matter in which you judge someone else, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:2 - And we know that the judgment of God [fn]rightly falls upon those who practice such things.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:3 - But do you suppose this, [fn]you foolish person who passes judgment on those who practice such things, and yet does them as well, that you will escape the judgment of God?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:4 - Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and [fn]restraint and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:5 - But [fn]because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:7 - to those who by perseverance in doing good seek glory, honor, and immortality, He will give eternal life;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:8 - but to those who are self-serving and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, He will give wrath and indignation.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:9 - There will be tribulation and distress [fn]for every soul of mankind who does evil, [fn]for the Jew first and also [fn]for the Greek,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:10 - but glory, honor, and peace to everyone who does what is good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:11 - For there is no partiality with God.
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For all who have sinned [fn]without the Law will also perish [fn]without the Law, and all who have sinned [fn]under the Law will be judged [fn]by the Law;

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:13 - for it is not the hearers [fn]of the Law who are [fn]righteous before God, but the doers [fn]of the Law who will be justified.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:14 - For when Gentiles who do not have [fn]the Law [fn]instinctively perform the requirements of the Law, these, though not having [fn]the Law, are a law to themselves,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:15 - in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience testifying and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:16 - on the day when, according to my gospel, God will judge the secrets of mankind through Christ Jesus.

The Jews under the Law

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But if you call yourself a [fn]Jew and rely [fn]upon the Law and boast in God,

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:18 - and know His will and [fn]distinguish the things that matter, being instructed from the Law,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:19 - and are confident that you yourself are a guide to people who are blind, a light to those in darkness,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:20 - a [fn]corrector of the foolish, a teacher of [fn]the immature, possessing in the Law the embodiment of knowledge and of the truth
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:21 - you, therefore, who teach someone else, do you not teach yourself? You who [fn]preach that one is not to steal, do you steal?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:22 - You who say that one is not to commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who loathe idols, do you rob temples?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:23 - You who boast [fn]in the Law, through your breaking the Law, do you dishonor God?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:24 - For “THE NAME OF GOD IS BLASPHEMED AMONG THE GENTILES BECAUSE OF YOU,” just as it is written.
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For indeed circumcision is of value if you practice [fn]the Law; but if you are a violator [fn]of the Law, your circumcision has turned into uncircumcision.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:26 - So if the [fn]uncircumcised man keeps the requirements of the Law, will his uncircumcision not be regarded as circumcision?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:27 - And he who is physically uncircumcised, if he keeps the Law, will he not judge you who [fn]though having the letter of the Law and circumcision are a violator [fn]of the Law?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:28 - For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:29 - But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from people, but from God.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit O
Or when you judge
Lit is according to truth against
Lit O
I.e., from inflicting punishment
Or in accordance with
Lit upon
Lit of the
Lit of the
Or without law
Or without law
Or under law
Or by law
Or of law
Or just
Or of law
Or law
Lit by nature
Or law
Or Judean
Or upon law
Or approve
Or instructor
Lit infants
Or proclaim
Or in law
Or law
Or of law
Lit uncircumcision
Lit through the letter
Or of law

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