Romans Chapter 2
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 They that sinne, though they condemne it in others, cannot excuse themselues, 6 and much lesse escape the iudgement of God, 9 whether they be Iewes or Gentiles. 14 The Gentiles cannot escape, 17 nor yet the Iewes, 25 whom their Circumcision shall not profit, if they keepe not the Law.
Who are iustified.
Therefore, thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoeuer thou art that iudgest: for wherein thou iudgest another, thou condemnest thy selfe, for thou that iudgest doest the same things.
But wee are sure that the iudgement of God is according to trueth, against them which commit such things.
And thinkest thou this, O man, that iudgest them which doe such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the iudgement of God?
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodnesse, and forbearance, and long suffering, not knowing that the goodnes of God leadeth thee to repentance?
But after thy hardnesse, and impenitent heart, treasurest vp vnto thy selfe wrath, against the day of wrath, and reuelation of the righteous iudgement of God:5
Who will render to euery man according to his deedes:6
To them, who by patient continuance in well doing, seeke for glorie, and honour, and immortalitie, eternall life:
But vnto them that are contentious, & doe not obey the trueth, but obey vnrighteousnes, indignation, & wrath,
Tribulation, and anguish vpon euery soule of man that doeth euill, of the Iew first, and also of the Gentile.9
But glory, honour, and peace, to euery man that worketh good, to the Iew first, and also to the Gentile.10
For there is no respect of persons with God.
For as many as haue sinned without Law, shall also perish without Law: and as many as haue sinned in the Law, shalbe iudged by the Law.
(For not the hearers of the Law are iust before God, but the doers of the Law shalbe iustified;
For when the Gentiles which haue not the Law, doe by nature the things contained in the Law: these hauing not the Law, are a Law vnto themselues,
Which shew the worke of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witnesse, and their thoughts the meane while accusing, or else excusing one another:15
In the day when God shall iudge the secrets of men by Iesus Christ, according to my Gospel.
The true Iewe.
Behold, thou art called a Iew, and restest in the Law, and makest thy boast of God:
And knowest his will, and approuest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the Law,18
And art confident that thou thy selfe art a guide of the blinde, a light of them which are in darkenesse:
An instructour of the foolish, a teacher of babes: which hast the forme of knowledge and of the trueth in the Law:
Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thy selfe? thou that preachest a man should not steale, doest thou steale?
Thou that sayest a man should not commit adulterie, doest thou commit adulterie? thou that abhorrest idols, doest thou commit sacriledge?
Thou that makest thy boast of the Law, through breaking the Law dishonourest thou God?
For the Name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles, through you, as it is written:24
For Circumcision verily profiteth if thou keepe the Law: but if thou be a breaker of the Law, thy Circumcision is made vncircumcision.
Therefore, if the vncircumcision keepe the righteousnesse of the Law, shall not his vncircumcision be counted for Circumcision?
And shall not vncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfill the Law, iudge thee, who by the letter, and Circumcision, doest transgresse the Law?
For hee is not a Iew, which is one outwardly, neither is that Circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
But he is a Iew which is one inwardly, and Circumcision is, that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter, whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Romans Chapter 2 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
5 Iames 5. 3.
6 Psal.62. 12. matth. 16. 27. reuel. 22. 12.
9 Gr. Greeke
10 Gr. Greeke
15 Or, the conscience witnessing with them. , Or, between themselues.
18 Or, triest the things that differ.
24 Esay 52. 5. ezech. 36.20,23.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania