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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:

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:

Amplified

For it is not those who merely hear the Law [as it is read aloud] who are just or righteous before God, but it is those who [actually] obey the Law who will be justified [pronounced free of the guilt of sin and declared acceptable to Him].

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.

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.

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: --

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 those who have done wrong without the law will get destruction without the law: and those who have done wrong under the law will have their punishment by the law; 13 For it is not the hearers of the law who will be judged as having righteousness before God, but only the doers: 14 For when the Gentiles without the law have a natural desire to do the things in the law, they are a law to themselves;



Cross References

Deuteronomy 4:1

And now give ear, O Israel, to the laws and the decisions which I am teaching you, and do them; so that life may be yours, and you may go in and take for yourselves the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you.

Deuteronomy 5:1

And Moses sent for all Israel, and said to them, Give ear, O Israel, to the laws and the decisions which I give you today, and give attention to them so that you may keep and do them.

Deuteronomy 6:3

So give ear, O Israel, and take care to do this; so that it may be well for you, and you may be greatly increased, as the Lord the God of your fathers has given you his word, in a land flowing with milk and honey.

Deuteronomy 30:12-14

They are not in heaven, for you to say, Who will go up to heaven for us and give us knowledge of them so that we may do them?

Deuteronomy 30:12

They are not in heaven, for you to say, Who will go up to heaven for us and give us knowledge of them so that we may do them?

Ezekiel 20:11

And I gave them my rules and made clear to them my orders, which, if a man keeps them, will be life to him.

Ezekiel 33:30-33

And as for you, son of man, the children of your people are talking together about you by the walls and in the doorways of the houses, saying to one another, Come now, give ear to the word which comes from the Lord.

Matthew 7:21-27

Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will go into the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the pleasure of my Father in heaven.

Luke 8:21

But he said to them in answer, My mother and my brothers are those who have knowledge of the word of God and do it.

Luke 10:25-29

And a certain teacher of the law got up and put him to the test, saying, Master, what have I to do so that I may have eternal life?

Luke 18:14

I say to you, This man went back to his house with God's approval, and not the other: for everyone who makes himself high will be made low and whoever makes himself low will be made high.

Acts 13:39

And through him everyone who has faith is made free from all those things, from which the law of Moses was not able to make you free.

Romans 2:25

It is true that circumcision is of use if you keep the law, but if you go against the law it is as if you had it not.

Romans 3:20

Because by the works of the law no man is able to have righteousness in his eyes, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.

Romans 3:23

For all have done wrong and are far from the glory of God;

Romans 3:30

If God is one; and he will give righteousness because of faith to those who have circumcision, and through faith to those who have not circumcision.

Romans 4:2-5

For if Abraham got righteousness by works, he has reason for pride; but not before God.

Romans 10:5

For Moses says that the man who does the righteousness which is of the law will get life by it.

Galatians 2:16

Being conscious that a man does not get righteousness by the works of the law, but through faith in Jesus Christ, we had faith in Christ Jesus, so that we might get righteousness by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the law: because by the works of the law will no flesh get righteousness.

Galatians 3:11-12

Now that no man gets righteousness by the law in the eyes of God, is clear; because, The upright will be living by faith.

Galatians 5:4

You are cut off from Christ, you who would have righteousness by the law; you are turned away from grace.

James 1:22-25

But be doers of the word, and not only hearers of it, blinding yourselves with false ideas.

James 2:21-25

Was not the righteousness of Abraham our father judged by his works, when he made an offering of Isaac his son on the altar?

1 John 2:29

If you have knowledge that he is upright, it is clear to you that everyone who does righteousness is his offspring.

1 John 3:7

My little children, let no man take you out of the true way: he who does righteousness is upright, even as he is upright;

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