Romans 2

Lamsa(i) 1 THEREFORE you are inexcusable, O man, to judge your neighbor: for in judging your neighbor, you condemn yourself; for even you who judge practice the same things yourself. 2 But we know that the judgment of God is rightly against those who commit such things. 3 What do you think, O man? Do you think that you who judge those who practice such things, while you commit them yourself, will escape the judgment of God? 4 Do you stand against the riches of his goodness and forbearance, and the opportunity which he has given you, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? 5 Because of the hardness and impenitence of your heart you are laying up for yourself a treasure of wrath for the day of wrath and the revelation of the righteous judgment of God; 6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds: 7 To those who continue patiently in good works seeking glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. 8 But to those who are stubborn and do not obey the truth, but obey iniquity, to them he will render indignation and wrath, 9 Suffering and affliction, for every man who does evil, for the Jews first, and also for the Syrians. 10 But glory, honor and peace for every one who does good, to the Jews first, and also to the Syrians. 11 For there is no respect of persons with God. 12 For those who have sinned without law, shall also perish without law: and those who have sinned in the law, shall be judged by the law, 13 For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but it is the doers of the law who shall be justified. 14 For if the Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these having not the law, are a law unto themselves. 15 And they show the work of the law written on their hearts; and their conscience also bears them witness, when their thoughts either rebuke or defend one another, 16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men according to my gospel by Jesus Christ. 17 Now if you who are called a Jew, trust on the law and are proud of God, 18 And because you know his will, and know the things which must be observed, which you have learned from the law, 19 And you have confidence in yourself that you are a guide of the blind and a light to them who are in darkness, 20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of children, you are the semblance of knowledge and of truth as embodied in the law. 21 Now, therefore, you teach others but fail to teach yourself. You preach that men should not steal, yet you steal. 22 You say, Men must not commit adultery, yet you commit adultery. You despise idols, yet you rob the sanctuary. 23 You are proud of the law but you dishonor God by breaking the law. 24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written. 25 For circumcision is profitable only if you keep the law: but if you break the law, then circumcision becomes uncircumcision. 26 Therefore, if the uncircumcision keep the statutes of the law, behold would not the uncircumcision be counted for circumcision? 27 And the uncircumcision which fulfills the law naturally, will condemn you, who, while in possession of the scripture and circumcision, transgress the law. 28 For it is not the one who is outwardly a Jew, who is the real Jew; neither is circumcision that which is seen in the flesh. 29 But a real Jew is one who is inwardly so, and circumcision is of the heart, spiritually and not literally; whose praise is not from men but from God.