Romans 2:8

“But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But vnto them that are contentious, & doe not obey the trueth, but obey vnrighteousnes, indignation, & wrath,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but unto them that are factious, and obey not the truth, but obey unrighteousness, `shall be' wrath and indignation,
- American Standard Version (1901)

But to those who, from a love of competition, are not guided by what is true, will come the heat of his wrath,
- Basic English Bible

But to those that are contentious, and are disobedient to the truth, but obey unrighteousness, [there shall be] wrath and indignation,
- Darby Bible

But to them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness; indignation and wrath:
- Webster's Bible

while on the other hand upon the self-willed who disobey the truth and obey unrighteousness will fall anger and fury, affliction and awful distress,
- Weymouth Bible

but to those who are self-seeking, and don't obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, will be wrath and indignation,
- World English Bible

but to hem that ben of strijf, and that assenten not to treuthe, but bileuen to wickidnesse, wraththe and indignacioun, tribulacioun and angwisch,
- Wycliffe Bible

and to those contentious, and disobedient, indeed, to the truth, and obeying the unrighteousness -- indignation and wrath,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 2:8


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.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 2:8


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.

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