1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whoever thou art, that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest dost the same things. 2 But we know that the judgement of God is according to truth against those that do such things. 3 And thinkest thou, O man, who judgest those that do such things, and dost the same, that thou shalt escape the judgement of God? 4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and forbearance, and long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? 5 But by thy hardness and impenitence of heart thou art treasuring up to thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the just judgement of God, 6 who will render to every one according to his works: 7 to them, who by perseverance in well-doing seek for glory, and honor, and immortality, eternal life: 8 but to those who are contentious, and obey not the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath. 9 Tribulation and anguish shall be upon every soul of man that worketh evil, both of the Jew, and of the Gentile: 10 but glory, and honor, and peace to every one that worketh good, both to the Jew, and to the Greek: 11 for there is no respect of persons with God.
12 For as many as have sinned without the law shall also perish without the law; and as many as have sinned under the law shall be judged by the law; 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 duties of the law, these though they have not the law, are a law to themselves, 15 and shew the work of the law written on their hearts, their conscience witnessing together with it, and their own thoughts either accusing, or excusing them,) 16 in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.
17 Behold thou art called a Jew, and restest on the law, and boastest in God, 18 and knowest his will, and approvest things that are excellent, being instructed out of the law, 19 and art persuaded that thou art a guide of the blind, 20 a light to them that are in the darkness, an instructor of the simple, a teacher of babes, having the form of the knowledge and of the truth which is in the law. 21 Thou then, who teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? Thou, that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? 22 Thou, that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? Thou, that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? 23 Thou, that boastest in the law, dost thou by transgression of the law dishonour God? 24 for through you the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles, as it is written.
25 For circumcision indeed is profitable, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a transgressor of the law, thy circumcision is become uncircumcision. 26 Therefore if the uncircumcised keep the righteous precepts of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be accounted to him for circumcision? 27 and shall not the uncircumcision that is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision art a transgressor of the law? for he is not a Jew, who is only so in appearance; 28 nor is that circumcision, which is only in appearance, in the flesh; 29 but he is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is that of the heart in the spirit, not in the letter: whose praise is not from men, but from God.