Romans 2:9

“Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Tribulation, and anguish vpon euery soule of man that doeth euill, of the Iew first, and also of the Gentile.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{There will be} tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that worketh evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Greek;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Trouble and sorrow on all whose works are evil, to the Jew first and then to the Greek;
- Basic English Bible

tribulation and distress, on every soul of man that works evil, both of Jew first, and of Greek;
- Darby Bible

Tribulation and anguish upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
- Webster's Bible

coming upon the soul of every man and woman who deliberately does wrong--upon the Jew first, and then upon the Gentile;
- Weymouth Bible

oppression and anguish, on every soul of man who works evil, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
- World English Bible

in to ech soule of man that worchith yuel, to the Jew first, and to the Greke;
- Wycliffe Bible

tribulation and distress, upon every soul of man that is working the evil, both of Jew first, and of Greek;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 2:9


2:9 Of the Jew first - Here we have the first express mention of the Jews in this chapter. And it is introduced with great propriety. Their having been trained up in the true religion, and having had Christ and his apostles first sent to them, will place them in the foremost rank of the criminals that obey not the truth.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 2:9


Ro 2:9 Tribulation and anguish. God, the righteous ruler, is displeased and indignant, and hence sends the sore punishment of "tribulation and anguish". "One refers to the external weight of affliction; the other to the inward sense of that weight". Upon every soul. Upon every evil doer, whether Jew or Gentile. Of the Jew first. The Jew stood first in opportunity (Ro 1:16), hence is first in responsibility. And of the Greek. The whole Gentile world is meant, as in Ro 1:16, the great race whose culture had spread over the world being taken as the representative of all but the Jews. The emphatic thought is that the "Jew", as well as the Gentile, shall be rendered unto according to his works.

Discussion for Romans 2:9

  • Since there seems to be so many Jewish leaders around the world doing evil this needs to be brought to their attention. They seem to think they have a license to do as they please to who ever they want and they use the anti semetic thing far to much to get away with their evil.

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