Romans 2:22

“Thou that sayest a man should not commit adulterie, doest thou commit adulterie? thou that abhorrest idols, doest thou commit sacriledge?”

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Other Translations for Romans 2:22

Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
- King James Version

You who say that one should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou rob temples?
- American Standard Version (1901)

You who say that a man may not be untrue to his wife, are you true to yours? you who are a hater of images, do you do wrong to the house of God?
- Basic English Bible

thou that sayest [man should] not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
- Darby Bible

Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
- Webster's Bible

You who forbid adultery, do you commit adultery? You who loathe idols, do you plunder their temples?
- Weymouth Bible

You who say a man shouldn't commit adultery. Do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?
- World English Bible

Thou that techist that me schal `do no letcherie, doist letcherie? Thou that wlatist maumetis, doist sacrilegie?
- Wycliffe Bible

thou who art preaching not to steal, dost thou steal? thou who art saying not to commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou who art abhorring the idols, dost thou rob temples?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Commentary for Romans 2:22

People's Bible Notes for Romans 2:22


Ro 2:22 Commit adultery. In spite of the strictness of their Decalogue and moral code, the lax divorce practices of the Jews permitted adultery (Mt 19:8,9), and the Talmud says that some of the most celebrated rabbis were guilty of the same sin. Also see PNT "Joh 4:18". Dost thou commit sacrilege? This question has caused much discussion. The best rendering is, "Dost thou rob temples"? (Revised Version). Or, Are you a temple robber? Schaff suggests that the meaning is as follows: ``Dost thou abhor idols, according to thy law, and yet engage in traffic whereby thou makest gain off the temples where this idol worship is practiced?'' Macknight says that the reference is to robbing the temple at Jerusalem of what was due it. I think not. The apostles refers to practices which dishonor God among the Gentiles.

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