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Romans 2

1 Therefore you are without defense, O every judging man, for when you judge the other, you condemn yourself. 2 For we know that the judgment of God is according to truth upon those practicing such [things]. 3 So do you consider this, O man judging those practicing such [things] and doing them [yourself], that you escape the judgment of God? 4 Or do you despise the wealth of his generosity and forbearance and patience, being ignorant that the kindness of God brings you to repentance? 5 So according to your hardness and unrepentant heart you treasure up to yourselves wrath in [the] day of wrath and revelation of [the] just judgment of God, 6 who will render1 to each according to his works, 7 to those according to endurance of [the] good work seeking glory and honor and immortality: eternal zoe-life2 , 8 but to those of selfish ambition and [those] being disobedient to the truth but being obedient to injustice: wrath and rage. 9 Affliction and anguish [is] upon every psyche-life3 of man doing evil, of [the] Jew first and also of [the] Greek. 10 But glory and honor and peace to all working good, to [the] Jew first and also to [the] Greek. 11 For there is no partiality with God. 12 For as many as sin without [the] law, they will also be released without [the] law; and as many as sin in [the] law, they will be judged through [the] law— 13 for not the hearer of [the] law is just before God, but [rather] the doer of the law is justified. 14 For when the nations4 not having the law do by nature the [things] of the law, these not having [the] law are law in themselves. 15 These demonstrate the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience co-witnessing and between reciprocal reasonings accusing and defending— 16 in which day God judges the hidden [things] of men according to my good-news through Christ Jesus. 17 So if you be named Jew, you also rely on5 the law and boast in God, 18 and you know [his] will and approve the important [things] instructing from the law, 19 and have persuaded yourself to be guide of the blind, light of [those] in darkness, 20 instructor of the ignorant, teacher of children, having the embodiment6 of knowledge and truth in the law. 21 Therefore you teaching another, don't you teach yourself? You proclaiming to not be stealing, don't you steal? 22 You saying to not be committing adultery, don't you commit adultery? You abhorring idols, do you rob temples? 23 You who boast in the law, through transgression of the law don't you dishonor God? 24 For the name of God through you is slandered among the nations7, just as it is written. 25 For indeed circumcision profits if you practice [the] law. But if you be [a] transgressor of the law, your circumcision is become uncircumcision. 26 If therefore the uncircumcised guard the just [things] of the law, is not his uncircumcision reckoned to circumcision? 27 And the uncircumcised from nature will judge you transgressor of [the] law, [you whom] the law has completed through letter and circumcision. 28 For one is not Jew in the manifest [thing], neither [is] the circumcision in the manifest [thing] in the flesh, 29 but [one is] Jew in the secret [thing], and circumcision [is] of [the] heart in [the] spirit, not in [the] letter, the praise of which is not from men but from God.

1or "repay"

2from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.

3from PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. Animals have PSYCHEs as well as humans. Contrast ZOE (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected.

4i.e. the Gentiles"

5or "rest in"

6or "outward form"

7i.e. the Gentiles