Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Format by: Verse Paragraph
Red Letter
Audio Bibles
The Blue Letter Bible

Romans 2 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Audio Bibles

The Impartiality of God

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:1 - Therefore you have no excuse, [fn]everyone of you who passes judgment, for in that which you judge another, 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, O man, [fn]when you pass judgment on those who practice such things and do the same yourself, 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 tolerance 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 in 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 for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:8 - but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:9 - There will be tribulation and distress [fn]for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:10 - but glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:11 - For there is no partiality with God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:12 - 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]just before God, but the doers [fn]of the Law will be justified.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:14 - For when Gentiles who do not have [fn]the Law do [fn]instinctively the things of the Law, these, 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 bearing witness 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 men through Christ Jesus.

The Jew Is Condemned by the Law

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:17 - But if you bear the name “Jew” and rely [fn]upon the Law and boast in God,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:18 - and know His will and [fn]approve the things that are essential, being instructed out of the Law,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:19 - and are confident that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:20 - a [fn]corrector of the foolish, a teacher of [fn]the immature, having in the Law the embodiment of knowledge and of the truth,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:21 - you, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who [fn]preach that one shall not steal, do you steal?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:22 - You who say that one should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:25 - For indeed circumcision is of value if you practice [fn]the Law; but if you are a transgressor [fn]of the Law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:26 - So if the [fn]uncircumcised man keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision 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 transgressor [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 that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: O man, everyone who
Literally: is according to truth against
Literally: who passes judgment
Or, in accordance with
Literally: upon
Or, without law
Or, under law
Or, by law
Or, of law
Or, righteous
Or, law
Literally: by nature
Or, upon law
Or, distinguish between the things which differ
Or, instructor
Literally: infants
Or, proclaim
Or, in law
Or, law
Or, of law
Literally: uncircumcision
Literally: through the letter
Or, of law

New American Standard Bible 1995
Copyright (c) 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
All rights reserved

The "NASB," "NAS," "New American Standard Bible," and "New American Standard" trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by The Lockman Foundation. Use of these trademarks requires the permission of The Lockman Foundation.

For Permission To Quote visit

For more information on this translation, see the NASB95 Preface.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan