2:1 Therefore you have no excuse, O man, whoever you are, when you judge another; for in passing judgment upon him you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, are doing the very same things.
2:1 Therefore you have no excuse, whoever you are, when you judge others; for in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, are doing the very same things.

2:2 We know that the judgment of God rightly falls upon those who do such things.
2:2 You say, "We know that God's judgment on those who do such things is in accordance with truth."

2:3 Do you suppose, O man, that when you judge those who do such things and yet do them yourself, you will escape the judgment of God?
2:3 Do you imagine, whoever you are, that when you judge those who do such things and yet do them yourself, you will escape the judgment of God?

2:4 Or do you presume upon the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience? Do you not know that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?
2:4 Or do you despise the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience? Do you not realize that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

2:5 But by your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.
2:5 But by your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath, when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.

2:6 For he will render to every man according to his works:
2:6 For he will repay according to each one's deeds:

2:7 to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;
2:7 to those who by patiently doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;

2:8 but for those who are factious and do not obey the truth, but obey wickedness, there will be wrath and fury.
2:8 while for those who are self-seeking and who obey not the truth but wickedness, there will be wrath and fury.

2:9 There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek,
2:9 There will be anguish and distress for everyone who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek,

2:10 but glory and honor and peace for every one who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek.
2:10 but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek.

2:11 For God shows no partiality.
2:11 For God shows no partiality.

2:12 All who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law.
2:12 All who have sinned apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law.

2:13 For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.
2:13 For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous in God's sight, but the doers of the law who will be justified.

2:14 When Gentiles who have not the law do by nature what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law.
2:14 When Gentiles, who do not possess the law, do instinctively what the law requires, these, though not having the law, are a law to themselves.

2:15 They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them
2:15 They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, to which their own conscience also bears witness; and their conflicting thoughts will accuse or perhaps excuse them

2:16 on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
2:16 on the day when, according to my gospel, God, through Jesus Christ, will judge the secret thoughts of all.

2:17 But if you call yourself a Jew and rely upon the law and boast of your relation to God
2:17 But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast of your relation to God

2:18 and know his will and approve what is excellent, because you are instructed in the law,
2:18 and know his will and determine what is best because you are instructed in the law,

2:19 and if you are sure that you are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,
2:19 and if you are sure that you are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,

2:20 a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of children, having in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth --
2:20 a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of children, having in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth,

2:21 you then who teach others, will you not teach yourself? While you preach against stealing, do you steal?
2:21 you, then, that teach others, will you not teach yourself? While you preach against stealing, do you steal?

2:22 You who say that one must not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?
2:22 You that forbid adultery, do you commit adultery? You that abhor idols, do you rob temples?

2:23 You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law?
2:23 You that boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law?

2:24 For, as it is written, "The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."
2:24 For, as it is written, "The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."

2:25 Circumcision indeed is of value if you obey the law; but if you break the law, your circumcision becomes uncircumcision.
2:25 Circumcision indeed is of value if you obey the law; but if you break the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.

2:26 So, if a man who is uncircumcised keeps the precepts of the law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?
2:26 So, if those who are uncircumcised keep the requirements of the law, will not their uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?

2:27 Then those who are physically uncircumcised but keep the law will condemn you who have the written code and circumcision but break the law.
2:27 Then those who are physically uncircumcised but keep the law will condemn you that have the written code and circumcision but break the law.

2:28 For he is not a real Jew who is one outwardly, nor is true circumcision something external and physical.
2:28 For a person is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is true circumcision something external and physical.

2:29 He is a Jew who is one inwardly, and real circumcision is a matter of the heart, spiritual and not literal. His praise is not from men but from God.
2:29 Rather, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly, and real circumcision is a matter of the heart--it is spiritual and not literal. Such a person receives praise not from others but from God.