1 Wherefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are that judge, for in that in which you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge do the same things. 2 But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who do such things. 3 But do you think this, O man, who judge those doing such things and do the same, that you shall escape the judgment of God? 4 or do you despise the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to a change of mind? 5 But according to your hardness and unchanged heart you treasure up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and of a revelation of the righteous judgment of God, 6 who will render to each according to his works; 7 to those who by patience in good works seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life; 8 but to those who are contentions and disobey the truth, and obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath. 9 Affliction and distress [shall be] on every soul of man that does evil, both the Jew first and the Greek; 10 and glory and honor and peace to every one that does good, both the Jew first and the Greek. 11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
12 For as many as have sinned without the law shall perish without the law, and as many as have sinned with the law shall be judged by the law,??13 for not the hearers of the law are righteous with God, but the doers of the law shall be justified; 14 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, 15 and they show the work of the law written in their minds, their consciences testifying with them, and their judgments mutually acusing or defending one another;??16 in the day when God shall judge the secret [doings] of men according to my gospel through Jesus Christ.
17 But [what] if you are called a Jew and rest on the law, and boast of God, 18 and know his will, and approve of things which are excellent, being instructed by the law, 19 and believe yourself to be a guide of the blind, a light of those in darkness, 20 an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law; 21 you that teach another, do you not teach yourself? You that preach not to steal, do you steal? 22 You that command not to commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You that abhor idols, do you commit sacrilege? 23 You who boast of the law, by the transgression of the law do you dishonor God? 24 For the name of God is blasphemed on your account among the nations as it is written.
25 For circumcision indeed is profitable if you perform the law, but if you are a transgressor of the law, your circumcision becomes uncircumcision. 26 If therefore the uncircumcision keeps the ordinances of the law, shall not its uncircumcision be accounted for circumcision? 27 And the uncircumcision by nature which keeps the law shall judge you who with the written law and circumcision are a transgressor of the law. 28 For not that which is external is the Jew, nor is that which is external in the flesh circumcision. 29 But that which is in secret is the Jew, and circumcision of the heart is in the spirit not in the writing, the commendation of which is not of men but of God.