“But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,”
King James Version (KJV)
2:8 But to them that are contentious - Like thee, O Jew, who thus fightest against God. The character of a false Jew is disobedience, stubbornness, impatience. Indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish - Alluding to #Psalm 78:49: |He cast upon them, the Egyptians. the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble; and finely intimating, that the Jews would in the day of vengeance be more severely punished than even the Egyptians were when God made their plagues so wonderful.
Ro 2:8 But to them. God rewards the righteous according to their works as described in the previous verse; so also the wicked, as this verse describes. Contentious. Who seek their own way, instead of God's way, and contend against God. Do not obey the truth. God's law is truth. Sinners fight against God and "obey not the truth, but obey unrighteousness". This verse describes the character of the wicked. Ro 2:9 declares God's judgment upon them.