Bible: Romans 2:12-24

2:12 For all who have sinned apart from the law 1  will also perish apart from the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. 2:13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous before God, but those who do the law will be declared righteous. 2  2:14 For whenever the Gentiles, 3  who do not have the law, do by nature 4  the things required by the law, 5  these who do not have the law are a law to themselves. 2:15 They 6  show that the work of the law is written 7  in their hearts, as their conscience bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or else defend 8  them, 9  2:16 on the day when God will judge 10  the secrets of human hearts, 11  according to my gospel 12  through Christ Jesus.

The Condemnation of the Jew

2:17 But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law 13  and boast of your relationship to God 14  2:18 and know his will 15  and approve the superior things because you receive instruction from the law, 16  2:19 and if you are convinced 17  that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness, 2:20 an educator of the senseless, a teacher of little children, because you have in the law the essential features of knowledge and of the truth 2:21 therefore 18  you who teach someone else, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? 2:22 You who tell others not to commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor 19  idols, do you rob temples? 2:23 You who boast in the law dishonor God by transgressing the law! 2:24 For just as it is written, “the name of God is being blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.” 20 

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