Romans 2:23

“Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Romans 2:23

Thou that makest thy boast of the Law, through breaking the Law dishonourest thou God?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

You who boast in the Law, through your breaking the Law, do you dishonor God?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

thou who gloriest in the law, through thy transgression of the law dishonorest thou God?
- American Standard Version (1901)

You who take pride in the law, are you doing wrong to the honour of God by behaviour which is against the law?
- Basic English Bible

thou who boastest in law, dost thou by transgression of the law dishonour God?
- Darby Bible

Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonorest thou God?
- Webster's Bible

You who make your boast in the Law, do you offend against its commands and so dishonour God?
- Weymouth Bible

You who glory in the law, through your disobedience of the law do you dishonor God?
- World English Bible

Thou that hast glorie in the lawe, vnworschipist God bi brekyng of the lawe?
- Wycliffe Bible

thou who in the law dost boast, through the transgression of the law God dost thou dishonour?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Romans 2:23

Wesley's Notes for Romans 2:23


2:21 Thou dost not teach thyself - He does not teach himself who does not practise what he teaches. Dost thou steal, commit adultery, commit sacrilege - Sin grievously against thy neighbour, thyself, God. St. Paul had shown the gentiles, first their sins against God, then against themselves, then against their neighbours. He now inverts the order: for sins against God are the most glaring in an heathen, but not in a Jew. Thou that abhorrest idols - Which all the Jews did, from the time of the Babylonish captivity. Thou committest sacrilege - Doest what is worse, robbing Him who is God over all of the glory which is due to him. None of these charges were rashly advanced against the Jews of that age; for, as their own historian relates, some even of the priests lived by rapine, and others in gross uncleanness. And as for sacrilegiously robbing God and his altar, it had been complained of ever since Malachi; so that the instances are given with great propriety and judgment.

2:24 #Isaiah 52:5|

2:25 Circumcision indeed profiteth - He does not say, justifies. How far it profited is shown in the third and fourth chapters. Thy circumcision is become uncircumcision - is so already in effect. Thou wilt have no more benefit by it than if thou hadst never received it. The very same observation holds with regard to baptism.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 2:23


Ro 2:23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law. The first part of this verse is a summary of the claims of the Jews as given in Ro 2:17-20. Through breaking the law dishonourest God? The last part is a decisive answer, in an interrogative form, of the four reproachful questions just asked (Ro 2:21,22). Through the whole passage privilege and practice are contrasted.

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