1 THEREFORE you are without excuse, O man, whoever you are, when you judge. For in judging another you condemn yourself. For you, the judge, practice the same things.
2 But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth upon those who practice such things.
3 Do you think, O man, you who judge those who practice such things while you do the same, that you will escape the judgment of God?
4 Or do you despise the wealth of his kindness and forbearance and long-suffering, not knowing that the kindness of God is calling you to a change of heart?
5 Are you with a hard and unrepentant heart treasuring for yourself wrath for the day of wrath and for the revelation of the just judgment of God?
6 He will give to each an award according to his works.
7 To those who by constancy in good work seek for glory and honor and immortality he will award life eternal.
8 But to those of a partisan spirit who do not obey the truth, but obey wickedness, there will be wrath and hot anger.
9 Distress and crushing calamity will fall upon every human soul that works evil, upon the Jew first and also upon the Greek.
10 But glory and honor and peace will come to every one who works good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
11 For God has no partiality.
12 As many as have sinned without a law will perish without a law, and as many as have sinned under law will be judged by law
13 (for it is not the hearers of law who are righteous before God, but the doers of law are pronounced righteous;
14 for when Gentiles who have no law do by nature what the Law enjoins, these, although they have no law, are a law to themselves;
15 they show the requirements of the Law written in their hearts, since their conscience corroborates it and their thoughts argue in mutual accusation or in self-defense),
16 on the day when God judges the secrets of men through Jesus Christ, as my good news sets forth.
17 But if you bear the name of Jew and rely upon the Law, and make your boast in God
18 and know his will and are a judge of things that differ, because you have been taught out of the Law
19 and are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light of those who are in darkness,
20 an instructor of the unwise, a teacher of the simple, because you have the form of knowledge and of truth in the Law \'97
21 you who are teaching another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach not to steal, do you steal?
22 You who say not to commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?
23 You who boast of the Law, do you dishonor God by breaking the Law?
24 For "The name of God is reviled among the Gentiles because of you," as it is written.
25 Circumcision has value if you obey the Law. But if you are a breaker of the Law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.
26 If an uncircumcised man keeps the requirements of the Law, shall not his uncircumcision be credited for circumcision?
27 And the natural uncircumcision if it keeps the Law will judge you who with a written code and circumcision are still a law-breaker.
28 For it is not he who is one outwardly that is a Jew, nor is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh.
29 But he who is one secretly is a Jew, and circumcision is of the heart and in the spirit, not in the letter. His praise is not from men, but from God.