ABU(i) 1 WHEREFORE thou art without excuse, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest; for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. 2 Now we know that the judgment of God is according to truth, upon those who commit such things. 3 And reckonest thou this, O man, that judgest those who do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? 4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and forbearance, and long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God is leading thee to repentance; 5 and after thy hardness and impenitent heart, art treasuring up for thyself wrath in the day of wrath and of the revelation of the righteous judgment of God; 6 who will render to every man according to his deeds; 7 to those who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life; 8 but to those who are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, 9 tribulation and distress, upon every soul of man that works evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Greek; 10 but glory, and honor, and peace, to every man that works good, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 11 For there is no respect of persons with God. 12 For as many as sinned without law shall also perish without law; and as many as sinned with law shall be judged by law; 13 (for not the hearers of law are just before God, but the doers of law shall be justified: 14 for when Gentiles, who have no law, do by nature the things required by law, these, having no law, are a law to themselves; 15 who show the work of law written in their hearts, their conscience witnessing therewith, and their thoughts alternately accusing, or also excusing;) 16 in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel. 17 But if thou art called a Jew, and restest upon law, and makest thy boast in God, 18 and knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law; 19 and art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of those who are 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 thou then, that teachest another, dost thou not teach 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 makest thy boast in law, through the transgression of the law dishonorest thou God? 24 For, the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you, as it is written. 25 For circumcision indeed profits, if thou keep the law; but if thou art a transgressor of law, thy circumcision has become uncircumcision. 26 If then the uncircumcision keep the requirements of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision? 27 And shall not the uncircumcision that is by nature, if it fulfill the law, judge thee, who with the letter and circumcision art a transgressor of law? 28 For he is not a Jew, who is one outwardly; nor is that circumcision, which is outward 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 of men, but of God.