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Romans

2:1 But you— what is your defense? For in judging others you condemn yourself, because you practice the same things!

διο
G1352
for-this-reason
αναπολογητος
G379
excuseless
ει
G1488
you-are
ω.
G5599
oh
ανθρωπε
G444
oh-person
πας
G3956
all

G3588
the
κρινων
G2919
judging
εν
G1722
in

G3739
[to]-whom
γαρ
G1063
because
κρινεις
G2919
you-are-judging
τον
G3588
the
ἑτερον
G2087
different
σεαυτον
G4572
yourself
κατακρινεις
G2632
you-are-condemning
τα
G3588
the
γαρ
G1063
because
αυτα
G846
themselves
πρασσεις
G4238
you-are-practicing

G3588
the
κρινων
G2919
judging

2:2 Now we know that the judgment of God is right against those who do such things,

οιδαμεν
G1492
we-have-seen
δε
G1161
yet
ὁτι
G3754
since
το
G3588
the
κριμα
G2917
judgment
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
εστιν
G2076
is
κατα
G2596
down
αληθειαν
G225
truth
επι
G1909
on
τους
G3588
the
τα
G3588
the
τοιαυτα
G5108
such
πρασσοντας
G4238
practicing

2:3 but do you actually think that even though you do the same things, that somehow you will escape God’s justice?

λογιζη
G3049
you-are-calculating
δε
G1161
yet
τουτο
G5124
this
ω..
G5600
I-may-be
ανθρωπε
G444
oh-person

G3588
the
κρινων
G2919
judging
τους
G3588
the
τα
G3588
the
τοιαυτα
G5108
such
πρασσοντας
G4238
practicing
και
G2532
and
ποιων
G4160
doing
αυτα
G846
themselves
ὁτι
G3754
since
συ
G4771
you
εκφευξη
G1628
you-shall-escape
το
G3588
the
κριμα
G2917
judgment
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God

2:4 Ridiculous! You think nothing of his abundant kindness and restraint and patience; do you not understand that God’s kindness is supposed to lead to a change of your mind?

η
G2228
or-else
του
G3588
[of]-the
πλουτου
G4149
[of]-wealth
της
G3588
[of]-the
χρηστοτητος
G5544
[of]-kindness
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
και
G2532
and
της
G3588
[of]-the
ανοχης
G463
[of]-tolerance
και
G2532
and
της
G3588
[of]-the
μακροθυμιας
G3115
[of]-great patience
καταφρονεις
G2706
you-are-scorning
αγνοων
G50
being-mistaken
ὁτι
G3754
since
το
G3588
the
χρηστον
G5543
good
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
εις
G1519
into
μετανοιαν
G3341
reversal
σε
G4571
you
αξει
G71
shall-go

2:5 So in keeping with your hard heart and unchanged mind, you are storing up God’s rage for yourself toward the day God hands down his judgment.

κατα
G2596
down
δε
G1161
yet
την
G3588
the
σκληροτητα
G4643
callousness
σου
G4675
[of]-you
και
G2532
and
αμετανοητον
G279
stubborn
καρδιαν
G2588
heart
θησαυριζεις
G2343
you-are-storing
σεαυτω
G4572
[to]-yourself
οργην
G3709
rage
εν
G1722
in
ἡμερα
G2250
[to]-day
οργης
G3709
[of]-anger
και
G2532
and
αποκαλυψεως
G602
[of]-revelation
δικαιοκρισιας
G1341
[of]-fair-judgment
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God

2:6 He will repay everyone for what they did:

ὁς
G3739
who
αποδωσει
G591
shall-repay
ἑκαστω
G1538
[to]-each
κατα
G2596
down
τα
G3588
the
εργα
G2041
actions
αυτου
G846
[of]-self

2:7 eternal life to those who persist in doing good and look for honor, value, and immortality,

τοις
G3588
[to]-those
μεν
G3303
in-fact
καθ᾽
G2596
according-to
ὑπομονην
G5281
endurance
εργου
G2041
[of]-action
αγαθου
G18
[of]-good
δοξαν
G1391
honor
και
G2532
and
τιμην
G5092
worth
και
G2532
and
αφθαρσιαν
G861
immortality
ζητουσιν
G2212
they-are-seeking
ζωην
G2222
life
αιωνιον
G166
age-long

2:8 but anger and rage to the unjust who are rebellious and hostile to the truth and welcome injustice.

τοις
G3588
[to]-those
δε
G1161
yet
εξ
G1537
out
εριθειας
G2052
[of]-faction
και
G2532
and
απειθουσι
G544
[to]-disbelieving
τη
G3588
[to]-the
αληθεια
G225
[to]-truth
πειθομενοις
G3982
[to]-being-persuaded
δε
G1161
yet
τη
G3588
[to]-the
αδικια
G93
[to]-injustice
οργη
G3709
rage
και
G2532
and
θυμος
G2372
fury

2:9 There will be oppression and constriction for everyone who practices evil, first to the Judean and then to the Greek;

θλιψις
G2347
pressure
και
G2532
and
στενοχωρια
G4730
tight-spot
επι
G1909
on
πασαν
G3956
all
ψυχην
G5590
soul
ανθρωπου
G444
[of]-person
του
G3588
[of]-the
κατεργαζομενου
G2716
[of]-fully-acting
το
G3588
the
κακον
G2556
depraved
ιουδαιου
G2453
[of]-Judea
τε
G5037
both
πρωτον
G4412
first
και
G2532
and
ἑλληνος
G1672
[of]-Greek

2:10 yet there will be honor and value and peace to everyone who does good things, first to the Judean and then to the Greek.

δοξα
G1391
honor
δε
G1161
yet
και
G2532
and
τιμη
G5092
worth
και
G2532
and
ειρηνη
G1515
peace
παντι
G3956
[to]-every
τω
G3588
[to]-the
εργαζομενω
G2038
[to]-working
το
G3588
the
αγαθον
G18
good
ιουδαιω
G2453
[to]-Judean
τε
G5037
both
πρωτον
G4412
first
και
G2532
and
ἑλληνι
G1672
[to]-Greek

2:11 God will show no favoritism in this!

ου
G3756
not
γαρ
G1063
because
εστιν
G2076
is
προσωποληψια
G4382
favoritism
παρα
G3844
beside
τω
G3588
[to]-the
θεω
G2316
[to]-God

2:12 Whoever erred without law will die without law, and whoever erred under law will be judged by law.

ὁσοι
G3745
whoever
γαρ
G1063
because
ανομως
G460
lawlessly
ἡμαρτον
G264
failed
ανομως
G460
lawlessly
και
G2532
and
απολουνται
G622
they-shall-be-destroyed-completely
και
G2532
and
ὁσοι
G3745
whoever
εν
G1722
in
νομω
G3551
[to]-law
ἡμαρτον
G264
failed
δια
G1223
through
νομου
G3551
[of]-law
κριθησονται
G2919
they-shall-be-judged

2:13 For it isn’t those who only hear law that are justified before God, but those who also act accordingly.

ου
G3756
not
γαρ
G1063
because
οἱ
G3588
the
ακροαται
G202
listeners
νομου
G3551
[of]-law
δικαιοι
G1344
is-justifying
παρα
G3844
beside
τω
G3588
[to]-the
θεω
G2316
[to]-God
αλλ᾽
G235
but
οἱ
G3588
the
ποιηται
G4163
performers
νομου
G3551
[of]-law
δικαιωθησονται
G1344
they-shall-be-justified

2:14 So whenever the non-Judeans who have no law naturally do what law requires, they are acting under their own law.

ὁταν
G3752
whenever
γαρ
G1063
because
εθνη
G1484
nations
τα
G3588
the
μη
G3361
not
νομον
G3551
law
εχοντα
G2192
having
φυσει
G5449
[to]-nature
τα
G3588
the
του
G3588
[of]-the
νομου
G3551
[of]-law
ποιωσιν
G4160
they-may-do
οὑτοι
G3778
these
νομον
G3551
law
μη
G3361
not
εχοντες
G2192
having
ἑαυτοις
G1438
[to]-themselves
εισιν
G1526
they-are
νομος
G3551
law

2:15 They show by their actions that there is a law written on their hearts; their reasoning and conscience work together to either acquit or condemn them,

οἱτινες
G3748
who
ενδεικνυνται
G1731
they-cause
το
G3588
the
εργον
G2041
action
του
G3588
[of]-the
νομου
G3551
[of]-law
γραπτον
G1123
written
εν
G1722
in
ταις
G3588
[to]-the
καρδιαις
G2588
[to]-hearts
αυτων
G846
[of]-them
συμμαρτυρουσης
G4828
[of]-witnessing-together
αυτων
G846
[of]-them
της
G3588
[of]-the
συνειδησεως
G4893
[of]-conscience
και
G2532
and
μεταξυ
G3342
between
αλληλων
G240
[of]-each-other
των
G3588
[of]-the
λογισμων
G3053
[of]-calculations
κατηγορουντων
G2723
[of]-accusing
η
G2228
or-else
και
G2532
and
απολογουμενων
G626
[of]-defending-ourselves

2:16 on the Day when God will judge what is hidden in people according to my Gospel through Jesus the Anointed.

εν
G1722
in
ἡμερα
G2250
[to]-day
ὁτε
G3753
when
κρινει
G2919
is-judging

G3588
the
θεος
G2316
God
τα
G3588
the
κρυπτα
G2927
concealed
των
G3588
[of]-the
ανθρωπων
G444
[of]-people
κατα
G2596
down
το
G3588
the
ευαγγελιον
G2098
good-news
μου
G3450
[of]-me
δια
G1223
through
ιησου
G2424
[of]-Jesus
χριστου
G5547
[of]-anointed

2:17 Now if you who call yourself a Judean rely on law and brag about belonging to God

ει.
G1487
if
δε
G1161
yet
συ
G4771
you
ιουδαιος
G2453
Judean
επονομαζη
G2028
you-are-named
και
G2532
and
επαναπαυη
G1879
you-are-dependent-upon
νομω
G3551
[to]-law
και
G2532
and
καυχασαι
G2744
you-brag
εν
G1722
in
θεω
G2316
[to]-God

2:18 and knowing his will, then you have been trained to test whether something is according to law.

και
G2532
and
γινωσκεις
G1097
you-are-knowing
το
G3588
the
θελημα
G2307
will
και
G2532
and
δοκιμαζεις
G1381
you-are-testing
τα
G3588
the
διαφεροντα
G1308
differentiating
κατηχουμενος
G2727
being-instructed
εκ
G1537
out
του
G3588
[of]-the
νομου
G3551
[of]-law

2:19 You think of yourself as a guide for the blind and a light in the darkness,

πεποιθας
G3982
you-are-persuaded
τε
G5037
both
σεαυτον
G4572
yourself
ὁδηγον
G3595
guide
ειναι
G1511
to-be
τυφλων
G5185
[of]-opaque-ones
φως
G5457
light
των
G3588
[of]-the
εν
G1722
in
σκοτει
G4655
[to]-darkness

2:20 a correcter of the reckless and a teacher of babies; you think you have a lock on the knowledge of truth through the law.

παιδευτην
G3810
trainer
αφρονων
G878
[of]-dimwitted
διδασκαλον
G1320
teacher
νηπιων
G3516
[of]-infantile
εχοντα
G2192
having
την
G3588
the
μορφωσιν
G3446
form
της
G3588
[of]-the
γνωσεως
G1108
[of]-knowledge
και
G2532
and
της
G3588
[of]-the
αληθειας
G225
[of]-truth
εν
G1722
in
τω
G3588
[to]-the
νομω
G3551
[to]-law

2:21 But if that’s the case, teacher, then teach yourself! You tell others not to steal but do it yourself;


G3588
the
ουν
G3767
then
διδασκων
G1321
teaching
ἑτερον
G2087
different
σεαυτον
G4572
yourself
ου
G3756
not
διδασκεις
G1321
you-are-teaching

G3588
the
κηρυσσων
G2784
announcing
μη
G3361
not
κλεπτειν
G2813
to-steal
κλεπτεις
G2813
you-are-stealing

2:22 you speak out against adultery but commit it yourself; you detest idols but violate the sanctuary;


G3588
the
λεγων
G3004
saying
μη
G3361
not
μοιχευειν
G3431
to-commit-adultery
μοιχευειν.
G3431
you-are-committing-adultery

G3588
the
βδελυσσομενος
G948
being-disgusted
τα
G3588
the
ειδωλα
G1497
idols
ἱεροσυλεις
G2416
you-are-committing-sacrilege

2:23 you brag about the law but you cross the line and dishonor God!

ὁς
G3739
who
εν
G1722
in
νομω
G3551
[to]-law
καυχασαι
G2744
you-brag
δια
G1223
through
της
G3588
[of]-the
παραβασεως
G3847
[of]-transgression
του
G3588
[of]-the
νομου
G3551
[of]-law
τον
G3588
the
θεον
G2316
God
θεον
G2316
God
ατιμαζετε
G818
yous-are-not-valuing

2:24 It is because of you that “the name of God is being slandered among the non-Judeans,” just as it is written.

το
G3588
the
γαρ
G1063
because
ονομα
G3686
name
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
ἡμας
G2248
us
βλασφημειται
G987
is-slandered
εν
G1722
in
τοις
G3588
[to]-those
εθνεσιν
G1484
[to]-nations
καθως
G2531
according-to
γεγραπται
G1125
it-has-been-written

2:25 Now don’t get me wrong; circumcision is of value— as long as you keep practicing the law and never break it, because then your circumcision would be nullified.

περιτομη
G4061
circumcision
μεν
G3303
in-fact
γαρ
G1063
because
ωφελει
G5623
is-benefiting
εαν
G1437
if-ever
νομον
G3551
law
πρασσης
G4238
you-may-practice
εαν
G1437
if-ever
δε
G1161
yet
παραβατης
G3848
trespasser
νομου
G3551
[of]-law
ης
G2258
you-were

G3588
the
περιτομη
G4061
circumcision
σου
G4675
[of]-you
ακροβυστια
G203
[to]-foreskin
γεγονεν
G1096
has-come-to-be

2:26 So if the uncircumcised do what the law requires, shouldn’t they be considered circumcised?

εαν
G1437
if-ever
ουν
G3767
then

G3588
the
ακροβυστια
G203
[to]-foreskin
τα
G3588
the
δικαιωματα
G1345
just-decrees
του
G3588
[of]-the
νομου
G3551
[of]-law
φυλασση
G5442
may-guard
ουχ
G3756
not

G3588
the
ακροβυστια
G203
[to]-foreskin
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
εις
G1519
into
περιτομην
G4061
circumcision
λογισθειη
G3049
may-be-calculated

2:27 Not only that, these uncircumcised who naturally do what the law requires will be your judges, since you broke the law even though you knew it and were circumcised!

και
G2532
and
κρινει
G2919
is-judging

G3588
the
εκ
G1537
out
φυσεως
G5449
[of]-nature
ακροβυστια
G203
[to]-foreskin
τον
G3588
the
νομον
G3551
law
τελουσα
G5055
fully-paying
σε
G4571
you
τον
G3588
the
δια
G1223
through
γραμματος
G1121
[of]-writing
και
G2532
and
περιτομης
G4061
[of]-circumcision
παραβατην
G3848
trespasser
νομου
G3551
[of]-law

2:28 In fact, it isn’t the external that makes one a Judean; it isn’t what’s apparent in the flesh via circumcision.

ου
G3756
not
γαρ
G1063
because

G3588
the
εν
G1722
in
τω
G3588
[to]-the
φανερω
G5318
[to]-shining
ιουδαιος
G2453
Judean
εστιν
G2076
is
ουδε
G3761
not-even

G3588
the
εν
G1722
in
τω
G3588
[to]-the
φανερω
G5318
[to]-shining
εν
G1722
in
σαρκι
G4561
[to]-flesh
περιτομη
G4061
circumcision

2:29 A true Judean is one on the inside, who is circumcised in spirit and not the letter of law; their praise will not come from people but from God.


G3588
the
εν
G1722
in
τω
G3588
[to]-the
κρυπτω
G2927
[to]-concealed
ιουδαιος
G2453
Judean
και
G2532
and
περιτομη
G4061
circumcision
καρδιας
G2588
[of]-heart
εν
G1722
in
πνευματι
G4151
[to]-breath
ου
G3756
not
γραμματι
G1121
[to]-writing
οὑ
G3739
[of]-whom

G3588
the
επαινος
G1868
praise
ουκ
G3756
not
εξ
G1537
out
ανθρωπων
G444
[of]-people
αλλ᾽
G235
but
εκ
G1537
out
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God