Parallel Verses

Amplified

For it is not merely hearing the Law [read] that makes one righteous before God, but it is the doers of the Law who will be held guiltless and acquitted and justified.

New American Standard Bible

for it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified.

King James Version

(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

Holman Bible

For the hearers of the law are not righteous before God, but the doers of the law will be declared righteous.

International Standard Version

For it is not merely those who hear the Law who are righteous in God's sight. No, it is those who follow the Law, who will be justified.

A Conservative Version

For the hearers of the law are not righteous with God, but the doers of the law will be made righteous.

American Standard Version

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

An Understandable Version

For [it is] not those who hear the law of Moses who are right with God, but [it is] those who obey [the requirements of] that law [perfectly] who will be considered right with God.

Anderson New Testament

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

Bible in Basic English

For it is not the hearers of the law who will be judged as having righteousness before God, but only the doers:

Common New Testament

For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous in the sight of God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for not the bare hearers of the law, but they who observe the law, are such as shall be justified, before God.

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

for the hearers of the law are not righteous with God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

Goodspeed New Testament

For merely hearing the Law read does not make a man upright in the sight of God; men must obey the Law to be made upright.

John Wesley New Testament

For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

(For not hearers of the law just with God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

King James 2000

(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For it is not the hearers of the law [who are] righteous in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be declared righteous.

Modern King James verseion

For it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For before God they are not righteous which hear the law: but the doers of the law shall be justified.

Moffatt New Testament

For it is not the hearers of the Law who are just in the eyes of God, it is those who obey the Law who will be acquitted,

Montgomery New Testament

For it is not the hearers of law who are righteous in the eyes of God; nay, it is the doers of law who will be accounted righteous.

NET Bible

For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous before God, but those who do the law will be declared righteous.

New Heart English Bible

For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law will be justified

Noyes New Testament

for it is not the hearers of a law who are righteous before God, but the doers of a law will be accounted righteous;

The Emphasized Bible

For, not the hearers of law, are righteous with God, but, the doers of law, shall be declared righteous;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

for the hearers of the law are not righteous before God, but the doers of the law shall be counted righteous;

Twentieth Century New Testament

It is not those who hear the words of a Law that are righteous before God, but it is those who obey it that will be pronounced righteous.

Webster

(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

Weymouth New Testament

It is not those that merely hear the Law read who are righteous in the sight of God, but it is those that obey the Law who will be pronounced righteous.

Williams New Testament

For merely hearing the law read does not make men upright with God, but men who practice the law will be recognized as upright.

World English Bible

For it isn't the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law will be justified

Worrell New Testament

for not the hearers of law are righteous before God, but the doers shall be justified;

Worsley New Testament

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

Youngs Literal Translation

for not the hearers of the law are righteous before God, but the doers of the law shall be declared righteous: --

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

the hearers
ἀκροατής 
Akroates 
Usage: 4

of the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
νόμος 
Nomos 
Usage: 179
Usage: 179

δίκαιος 
Dikaios 
Usage: 57

παρά 
Para 
of, with, from, by ... side, at, than,
Usage: 145

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

the doers
ποιητής 
Poietes 
Usage: 6

Devotionals

Devotionals about Romans 2:13

Images Romans 2:13

Prayers for Romans 2:13

Context Readings

God's Judgment And The Law

12 All who have sinned without the Law will also perish without [regard to] the Law, and all who have sinned under the Law will be judged and condemned by the Law. 13 For it is not merely hearing the Law [read] that makes one righteous before God, but it is the doers of the Law who will be held guiltless and acquitted and justified. 14 When Gentiles who have not the [divine] Law do instinctively what the Law requires, they are a law to themselves, since they do not have the Law.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 4:1

Now listen and give heed, O Israel, to the statutes and ordinances which I teach you, and do them, that you may live and go in and possess the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, gives you.

Deuteronomy 5:1

And Moses called all Israel, and said to them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and ordinances which I speak in your hearing this day, that you may learn them and take heed and do them.

Deuteronomy 6:3

Hear therefore, O Israel, and be watchful to do them, that it may be well with you and that you may increase exceedingly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.

Deuteronomy 30:12-14

It is not [a secret laid up] in heaven, that you should say, Who shall go up for us to heaven and bring it to us, that we may hear and do it?

Psalm 143:2

And enter not into judgment with Your servant, for in Your sight no man living is [in himself] righteous or justified.

Ezekiel 20:11

And I gave them My statutes and showed and made known to them My judgments, which, if a man keeps, he must live in and by them.

Ezekiel 33:30-33

As for you, son of man, your people who talk of you by the walls and in the doors of the houses say one to another, every one to his brother, Come and hear what the word is that comes forth from the Lord.

Matthew 7:21-27

Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven.

Luke 8:21

But He answered them, My mother and My brothers are those who listen to the Word of God and do it!

Luke 10:25-29

And then a certain lawyer arose to try (test, tempt) Him, saying, Teacher, what am I to do to inherit everlasting life [that is, to partake of eternal salvation in the Messiah's kingdom]?

Luke 18:14

I tell you, this man went down to his home justified (forgiven and made upright and in right standing with God), rather than the other man; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.

Acts 13:39

And that through Him everyone who believes [who acknowledges Jesus as his Savior and devotes himself to Him] is absolved (cleared and freed) from every charge from which he could not be justified and freed by the Law of Moses and given right standing with God.

Romans 2:25

Circumcision does indeed profit if you keep the Law; but if you habitually transgress the Law, your circumcision is made uncircumcision.

Romans 3:20

For no person will be justified (made righteous, acquitted, and judged acceptable) in His sight by observing the works prescribed by the Law. For [the real function of] the Law is to make men recognize and be conscious of sin [ not mere perception, but an acquaintance with sin which works toward repentance, faith, and holy character].

Romans 3:23

Since all have sinned and are falling short of the honor and glory which God bestows and receives.

Romans 3:30

Since it is one and the same God Who will justify the circumcised by faith [ which germinated from Abraham] and the uncircumcised through their [newly acquired] faith. [For it is the same trusting faith in both cases, a firmly relying faith in Jesus Christ].

Romans 4:2-5

For if Abraham was justified ( established as just by acquittal from guilt) by good works [that he did, then] he has grounds for boasting. But not before God!

Romans 10:5

For Moses writes that the man who [can] practice the righteousness (perfect conformity to God's will) which is based on the Law [with all its intricate demands] shall live by it.

Galatians 2:16

Yet we know that a man is justified or reckoned righteous and in right standing with God not by works of the Law, but [only] through faith and [absolute] reliance on and adherence to and trust in Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). [Therefore] even we [ourselves] have believed on Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the Law [for we cannot be justified by any observance of the ritual of the Law given by Moses], because by keeping legal rituals and by works no human being can ever be justified (declared righteous and put in right standing with God).

Galatians 3:11-12

Now it is evident that no person is justified (declared righteous and brought into right standing with God) through the Law, for the Scripture says, The man in right standing with God [the just, the righteous] shall live by and out of faith and he who through and by faith is declared righteous and in right standing with God shall live.

Galatians 5:4

If you seek to be justified and declared righteous and to be given a right standing with God through the Law, you are brought to nothing and so separated (severed) from Christ. You have fallen away from grace (from God's gracious favor and unmerited blessing).

James 1:22-25

But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth].

James 2:21-25

Was not our forefather Abraham [shown to be] justified (made acceptable to God) by [his] works when he brought to the altar as an offering his [own] son Isaac?

1 John 2:29

If you know (perceive and are sure) that He [Christ] is [absolutely] righteous [conforming to the Father's will in purpose, thought, and action], you may also know (be sure) that everyone who does righteously [and is therefore in like manner conformed to the divine will] is born (begotten) of Him [ God].

1 John 3:7

Boys (lads), let no one deceive and lead you astray. He who practices righteousness [who is upright, conforming to the divine will in purpose, thought, and action, living a consistently conscientious life] is righteous, even as He is righteous.

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