King James Version

Romans 2

1Therefore 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.

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 repentance?

But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;

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;

10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:

11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

12 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;

13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

14 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:

15 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;)

16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,

18 And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;

19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,

20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.

21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?

23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?

24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.

26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?

27 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?

28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

29 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 of God.

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Poslanica Rimljanima 2

Božji pravedni sud

1Ali ti koji zbog toga sudiš druge nemaš za to isprike, ma tko bio. Sudeći druge, osuđuješ samoga sebe jer i ti činiš isto što i oni.

A znamo da će Bog po istini suditi onima koji takvo što čine.

Misliš li ti, čovječe, koji i sam tako činiš, a osuđuješ druge, da ćeš izbjegnuti Božji sud?

Prezireš li izobilje Božje dobrote, velikodušnosti i strpljivosti prema tebi? Ne razumiješ li da te Bog dobrotom želi dovesti do obraćenja?

Ali ti svojom tvrdokornošću i srcem koje ne želi pokajanje sam na sebe navlačiš gnjev. A doći će dan Božjega gnjeva kad će se Božja pravda očitovati u pravednome Božjem sudu

koji će svakome dosuditi prema njegovim djelima:

onima koji postojano čine dobra djela i tako teže slavi, časti i besmrtnosti - vječni život,

a samovoljnicima, koji se opiru istini i priklanjaju nepravdi - gnjev i srdžbu.

Nevolja i tjeskoba snaći će dušu svakoga čovjeka koji čini zlo - posebice židova, ali i pripadnika drugih naroda,[a]

10 a slava, čast i mir bit će svima koji čine dobro, i židovima i pripadnicima drugih naroda.

11 Jer Bog nije pristran.

12 Kaznit će pripadnike drugih naroda za grijeh iako nikad nisu imali pisani Božji zakon, a židovima će suditi po Zakonu jer su pod Zakonom i zgriješili.

13 Pred Bogom, naime, nisu pravedni oni koji Zakon poznaju, nego oni koji se drže njegovih odredbi.

14 Jer pripadnici naroda koji nemaju Zakona naravno razabiru što je dobro i tako se drže zakonskih odredbi iako im one nisu zadane. Tako su oni sami sebi Zakonom,

15 što pokazuje da je to što Zakon nalaže upisano u njihovim srcima. O tome svjedoče njihova savjest i prosuđivanja na temelju kojih se optužuju ili brane.

16 Sve će se to očitovati na Dan kada će Bog po Isusu Kristu suditi ono što je skriveno u ljudima. To je evanđelje koje navješćujem.

židovi i Zakon

17 Ali ti koji se nazivaš židovom pouzdaješ se u Zakon i ponosiš svojim dobrim odnosom s Bogom,

18 poznaješ Božju volju i znaš prepoznati što je bolje jer te tomu uči Zakon.

19 Uvjeren si da si vođa slijepcima i svjetlo ljudima u tami,

20 da možeš odgajati nerazumne i poučavati neuke zato što u Zakonu imaš oličenje znanja i istine.

21 Ali ti koji poučavaš druge, ne poučavaš samoga sebe! Propovijedaš da se ne krade, a kradeš!

22 Zabranjuješ preljub, a počinjaš ga! Idoli su ti gnusni, ali pljačkaš njihove hramove!

23 Ponosiš se time što imaš Zakon, a sramotiš Boga kršeći ga!

24 Nije stoga ni čudno da u Svetom pismu piše: 'Božje ime se vašom krivnjom huli među narodima.'[b]

25 Obrezanje ti kao židovu koristi samo ako poštuješ Zakon, ali ako Zakon kršiš, onda kao da i nisi obrezan: ono te ne čini ništa boljim od neobrezanog poganina.

26 Ako se dakle neobrezan čovjek drži odredbi Zakona, neće li mu se to uračunati kao obrezanje?

27 Oni koji su podrijetlom neobrezanici, a drže se Zakona, bit će na osudu vama koji ste, iako imate pisani Zakon i obrezanje, prijestupnici prema Zakonu.

28 Pravi židov nije onaj tko je židov izvana, niti je pravo obrezanje vidljivo obrezanje tijela,

29 već je židov židov po onome iznutra, a pravo je obrezanje promjena srca koju čini Božji Duh, a ne pisani zakon. Koji su primili takvo obrezanje, primit će pohvalu od Boga, a ne od ljudi.

Notas al pie

  1. Poslanica Rimljanima 2:9 U grčkome: Grka
  2. Poslanica Rimljanima 2:24 Izaija 52:5.