Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest:
for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that
judgest doest the same things.||
"Wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself."
Should we judge others?
But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against
them which commit such things.
And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and
doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?||
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and
longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to
But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself
wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of
(2:5-6) "God ... will render to every man according to his deeds."|
Is Salvation by faith alone?
Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour
and immortality, eternal life:||
But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey
unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,||
Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the
Jew first, and also of the Gentile;||
But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew
first, and also to the Gentile:||
For there is no respect of persons with God.||
(2:11) "There is no respect of persons with God."|
Does God respect anyone?
(2:13) "The doers of the law shall be justified."
Is Salvation by faith alone?
Must Christians obey Old Testament Laws?
Does righteousness come from following the Law?
For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and
as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law
shall be justified.
For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things
contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience
also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else
excusing one another;)||
In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ
according to my gospel.||
(2:16) "According to my gospel"
God will judge the secrets of men using Paul's gospel.
Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy
boast of God,||
And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent,
being instructed out of the law;||
And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of
them which are in darkness,||
An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of
knowledge and of the truth in the law.||
Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou
that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?||
(2:21a) "Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself?"|
Practice what you preach.
"Thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?"
Is it OK to steal?
Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit
adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
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
For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a
breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.||
(2:25) "If thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision."
If you are circumcised and you break the law, your foreskin will grow back.
Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall
not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?
And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law,
judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?||
For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision,
which is outward in the flesh:||
But he is a Jew, 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