Parallel Verses

King James 2000

For when the Gentiles, who have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

New American Standard Bible

For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves,

King James Version

For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

Holman Bible

So, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, instinctively do what the law demands, they are a law to themselves even though they do not have the law.

International Standard Version

For whenever gentiles, who do not possess the Law, do instinctively what the Law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the Law.

A Conservative Version

For when the Gentiles who have no law do by nature the things of the law, these men, not having law, are a law to themselves.

American Standard Version

(for when Gentiles that have not the law do by nature the things of the law, these, not having the law, are the law unto themselves;

Amplified

When Gentiles, who do not have the Law [since it was given only to Jews], do instinctively the things the Law requires [guided only by their conscience], they are a law to themselves, though they do not have the Law.

An Understandable Version

(For when the [unconverted] Gentiles, who do not have the law of Moses, instinctively practice [some of] its requirements, they become their own lawmakers, even though they do not have the law of Moses.

Anderson New Testament

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

Bible in Basic English

For when the Gentiles without the law have a natural desire to do the things in the law, they are a law to themselves;

Common New Testament

When Gentiles, who have not the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law.

Daniel Mace New Testament

when the Gentiles who have not the law, do by nature what the law prescribes, tho' these have not the law, they are a law to themselves:

Darby Translation

For when those of the nations, which have no law, practise by nature the things of the law, these, having no law, are a law to themselves;

Godbey New Testament

For when the Gentiles, not having the law, may by nature do the things of the law, they, not having the law, are a law unto themselves:

Goodspeed New Testament

When heathen who have no Law instinctively obey what the Law demands, even though they have no law they are a law to themselves,

John Wesley New Testament

For when the Gentiles, who have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these not having the law, are a law to themselves;

Julia Smith Translation

For when nations, not having the things of the law, by nature do the things of the law, these, not having the law, are law to themselves:

Lexham Expanded Bible

For whenever the Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature the things of the law, these, [although they] do not have the law, are a law to themselves,

Modern King James verseion

For when the nations, who do not have the Law, do by nature the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law unto themselves;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For if the gentiles, which have no law, do of nature the things contained in the law: then they having no law, are a law unto themselves,

Moffatt New Testament

[Move vss 14,15 to follow vs 16] (When Gentiles who have no law obey instinctively the Law's requirements, they are a law to themselves, even though they have no law;

Montgomery New Testament

For when Gentiles, who have no law, obey by natural instinct the commands of the Law, they even though they have no law, are a law to themselves.

NET Bible

For whenever the Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature the things required by the law, these who do not have the law are a law to themselves.

New Heart English Bible

(for when Gentiles who do not have the law do by nature the things of the law, these, not having the law, are a law to themselves,

Noyes New Testament

for when the gentiles, who have no law, do by nature what is required by the Law, these, having no law, are a law to themselves;

Sawyer New Testament

for when the nations which have not the law perform by nature [the commandments] of the law, these who have not the law are a law to themselves,

The Emphasized Bible

For, whensoever the nations which have not law, by nature, the things of the law, may be doing, the same, not having law, unto themselves, are a law, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

(for when the Gentiles, who have not the law naturally, do the things of the law, these, though not having the law, are a law unto themselves:

Twentieth Century New Testament

When Gentiles, who have no Law, do instinctively what the Law requires, they, though they have no Law, are a Law to themselves;

Webster

For when the Gentiles, who have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these having not the law, are a law to themselves.

Weymouth New Testament

For when Gentiles who have no Law obey by natural instinct the commands of the Law, they, without having a Law, are a Law to themselves;

Williams New Testament

Indeed, when heathen people who have no law instinctively do what the law demands, although they have no law, they are a law to themselves,

World English Bible

(for when Gentiles who don't have the law do by nature the things of the law, these, not having the law, are a law to themselves,

Worrell New Testament

(for, when gentiles who have no law do by nature the things of the law, these, having no law, are a law to themselves;

Worsley New Testament

for when the Gentiles, who have not the law, do by nature the duties of the law, these though they have not the law, are a law to themselves,

Youngs Literal Translation

For, when nations that have not a law, by nature may do the things of the law, these not having a law -- to themselves are a law;

Interlinear

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

ὅταν 
Hotan 
when, as soon as, as long as, that, whensoever, while, till
Usage: 49

the Gentiles
ἔθνος 
Ethnos 
Usage: 132

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

not
μή 
me 
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493
Usage: 493

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

do
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

by nature
φύσις 
Phusis 
Usage: 14

the things

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

contained in the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

are
εἰσί 
Eisi 
are, be, were, have, not tr,
Usage: 97

a law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

Devotionals

Devotionals about Romans 2:14

Images Romans 2:14

Prayers for Romans 2:14

Context Readings

God Will Judge People Who Are Not Jewish

13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. 14 For when the Gentiles, who have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: 15 Who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)



Cross References

Romans 2:12

For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;

Deuteronomy 4:7

For what nation is there so great, that has God so near unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?

Psalm 147:19-20

He shows his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.

Acts 10:35

But in every nation he that fears him, and works righteousness, is accepted with him.

Acts 14:16

Who in times past allowed all nations to walk in their own ways.

Acts 17:30

And the times of this ignorance God overlooked; but now commands all men everywhere to repent:

Romans 1:19-20

Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God has showed it unto them.

Romans 1:32

Who knowing the judgment of God, that they who commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Romans 2:27

And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfills the law, judge you, who by the letter and circumcision do transgress the law?

Romans 3:1-2

What advantage then has the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?

1 Corinthians 11:14

Does not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man has long hair, it is a shame unto him?

Ephesians 2:12

That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

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