Romans 2:16

“In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In the day when God shall iudge the secrets of men by Iesus Christ, according to my Gospel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

on the day when, according to my gospel, God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

in the day when God shall judge the secrets of men, according to my gospel, by Jesus Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the day when God will be a judge of the secrets of men, as it says in the good news of which I am a preacher, through Jesus Christ.
- Basic English Bible

in [the] day when God shall judge the secrets of men, according to my glad tidings, by Jesus Christ.
- Darby Bible

In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.
- Webster's Bible

on the day when God will judge the secrets of men's lives by Jesus Christ, as declared in the Good News as I have taught it.
- Weymouth Bible

in the day when God will judge the secrets of men, according to my Good News, by Jesus Christ.
- World English Bible

in the dai whanne God schal deme the priuy thingis of men aftir my gospel, bi Jhesu Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

in the day when God shall judge the secrets of men, according to my good news, through Jesus Christ.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 2:16


2:16 In the day - That is, who show this in the day. Everything will then be shown to be what it really is. In that day will appear the law written in their hearts as it often does in the present life. When God shall judge the secrets of men - On secret circumstances depends the real quality of actions, frequently unknown to the actors themselves, #Rom 2:29|. Men generally form their judgments, even of themselves merely from what is apparent. According to my gospel - According to the tenor of that gospel which is committed to my care. Hence it appears that the gospel also is a law.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 2:16


Ro 2:16 In the day. These principles of judgment shall prevail in the day when God shall judge the world. The secrets of men. Men's lives are often hidden from their fellow-men, but at the judgment every secret shall be made manifest. He now adds that this judgment, which all are ready to admit, will be through Jesus Christ. He shall be the Judge; and it will be according to my gospel. According to the gospel which Paul preached. The gospel will save or condemn men. By the words of Christ shall men be judged.

Discussion for Romans 2:16

  • Praise Abia for verse 16
    God judgment includes all men and God will judge men without partiality, no favourism, God is just. We shall be judged individually, assessed own work not that of our neighbor. We need to reject any soft ideas we may have of God as someone we can play games with. He deserves the due respect of fear and obedience.
  • Joy emmanuel for verse 16
    we really need to be careful about our life. That is knowing what we say, what do and how we react towards God also having good heart for God. So that we will cause judgement on ourselves. May GOD have mercy upon our life.

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