“Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.”
King James Version (KJV)
2:1 Therefore - The apostle now makes a transition from the gentiles to the Jews, till, at #Rom 2:6|, he comprises both. Thou art inexcusable - Seeing knowledge without practice only increases guilt. O man - Having before spoken of the gentile in the third person, he addresses the Jew in the second person. But he calls him by a common appellation, as not acknowledging him to be a Jew. See verses #Rom 2:17|,28. Whosoever thou art that judgest - Censurest, condemnest. For in that thou judgest the other - The heathen. Thou condemnest thyself; for thou doest the same things - In effect; in many instances.
Ro 2:1 The Sinfulness of the Jews; Their Need of the Gospel SUMMARY OF ROMANS 2: He Who Condemns Others Condemns Himself. God's Judgments According to Truth, Without Respects of Persons. of Race. Having the Law Does Not Justify Without Obedience to the Law. The Jews Condemned by Their Own Law. Circumcision Cannot Save. The True Circumcision, That of the Heart. Therefore thou art inexcusable. Paul has just shown that the Gentiles are great sinner, and are without excuse before God (Ro 1:32). The Jew, however, would pronounce that conclusion just, but would excuse himself. Hence Paul makes the application to them also. Whosoever thou art. Ro 2:17 shows that the Jews are in the apostle's mind. Besides, the Jews, filled with spiritual pride, were greatly given to judging others. Another. The Greek says "the other"; the other division of the world, the Gentiles. Thou condemnest thyself. Because he practices the very thing he condemns in others.