Romans 2:12

“For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For as many as haue sinned without Law, shall also perish without Law: and as many as haue sinned in the Law, shalbe iudged by the Law.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For 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;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without the law: and as many as have sinned under the law shall be judged by the law;
- American Standard Version (1901)

All those who have done wrong without the law will get destruction without the law: and those who have done wrong under the law will have their punishment by the law;
- Basic English Bible

For as many as have sinned without law shall perish also without law; and as many as have sinned under law shall be judged by law,
- Darby Bible

For as many as have sinned without law, shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law, shall be judged by the law,
- Webster's Bible

For all who have sinned apart from the Law will also perish apart from the Law, and all who have sinned whilst living under the Law, will be judged by the Law.
- Weymouth Bible

For as many as have sinned without law will also perish without the law. As many as have sinned under the law will be judged by the law.
- World English Bible

For who euere han synned without the lawe, schulen perische withouten the lawe; and who euere han synned in the lawe, thei schulen be demyd bi the lawe.
- Wycliffe Bible

for as many as without law did sin, without law also shall perish, and as many as did sin in law, through law shall be judged,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 2:12


2:12 For as many as have sinned - He speaks as of the time past, for all time will be past at the day of judgment. Without the law - Without having any written law. Shall also perish without the law - Without regard had to any outward law; being condemned by the law written in their hearts. The word also shows the agreement of the manner of sinning, with the manner of suffering. Perish - He could not so properly say, Shall be judged without the law.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 2:12


Ro 2:12 For as many as have sinned without law. As many as shall be found in sin, at the judgment, without a special revelation of the law of God. While the Mosaic law is in the mind of the apostle, the statement is general. The principle is one of universal application. Those have sinned who have not lived up to their light. Shall also perish without law. They shall be judged and condemned without reference to the standards of revealed law. Law, in this verse, has no article in the Greek. When so used it means law in general. When, as occurs so often in Romans, it has the Greek definite article before it, the Mosaic law is meant. Observe that the Revised Version omits the article "the" in this verse. As many as have sinned in the law. Under a revelation of God's will. These shall be judged by the law, and condemned for disobedience to its commands.

Discussion for Romans 2:12

  • God I repent for my sins in Jesus name
  • at one time all men new god rom.1:21 it was and is mans place to share salvation,and it has been preached all over the world, a man in a deep dark jungle knowes there is a god. rom 1:20 a man knows in a jungle it is wrong to steal lie cheat or murder. god says the law is wrote on our heart, man does not need the oportunity to learn about god to be saved he knows ther is a god. man has no excuse at ALL! read rom. chapter one and let it sink in.
  • Windy Brazier for verse 12
    I do not understand about souls that haven't had the opportunity to learn about God, and I would like to have some scripture to how God judge souls that have not hear about Him.

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