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Romans 2:1-29

God’s Righteous Judgment

1You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. 2Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. 3So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? 4Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?

5But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. 6God “will repay each person according to what they have done.”2:6 Psalm 62:12; Prov. 24:12 7To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. 8But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. 9There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; 10but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 11For God does not show favoritism.

12All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law. 13For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. 14(Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.) 16This will take place on the day when God judges people’s secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.

The Jews and the Law

17Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and boast in God; 18if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law; 19if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark, 20an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of little children, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth— 21you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? 22You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? 23You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law? 24As it is written: “God’s name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.”2:24 Isaiah 52:5 (see Septuagint); Ezek. 36:20,22

25Circumcision has value if you observe the law, but if you break the law, you have become as though you had not been circumcised. 26So then, if those who are not circumcised keep the law’s requirements, will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised? 27The one who is not circumcised physically and yet obeys the law will condemn you who, even though you have the2:27 Or who, by means of a written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker.

28A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. 29No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Abaruumi 2:1-29

Omusango Katonda aligusala na bwenkanya

12:1 a Bar 1:20 b 2Sa 12:5-7Gwe anenya omuntu omulala, okola ebibi bye bimu ne by’onenyeza omuntu oyo. Kyonoova olema okubeera n’eky’okuwoza, kubanga bw’okola bw’otyo, weesalira wekka omusango. 2Naye kaakano, tumanyi nga Katonda mutuufu okunenya abo abakola ebiri ng’ebyo. 3Naye ggwe omuntu obuntu, akola ebiri ng’ebyo, kyokka n’onenya abantu abalala, olowooza nga Katonda alikuleka? 42:4 a Bar 9:23; Bef 1:7, 18; 2:7 b Bar 11:22 c Bar 3:25 d Kuv 34:6 e 2Pe 3:9Oba onyooma ekisa kya Katonda ekingi, n’okugumiikiriza kwe n’obukwatampola bwe? Tomanyi ng’ekisa kya Katonda kikuleeta mu kwenenya?

52:5 Yud 6Naye olw’obukakanyavu bwo n’omutima oguteenenya, weeterekera ekiruyi ku lunaku lw’ekiruyi n’okubikkulirwa, Katonda lw’alisalirako omusango ogw’obutuukirivu. 62:6 Zab 62:12; Mat 16:27Katonda aliwa buli omu empeera esaanira ebikolwa bye. 72:7 a nny 10 b 1Ko 15:53, 54Aliwa obulamu obutaggwaawo abo abaakola obulungi, nga balina essuubi ery’okuweebwa ekitiibwa, ettendo n’obulamu obw’emirembe n’emirembe. 82:8 2Bs 2:12Naye abo abeenoonyeza ebyabwe, abajeemera amazima nga bagondera obutali butuukirivu, kiriba kiruyi na busungu. 92:9 1Pe 4:17Walibaawo ennaku n’okubonaabona ku buli mmeeme y’omuntu akola ebibi, okusookera ku Muyudaaya n’oluvannyuma ku Munnaggwanga. 102:10 nny 9Naye ekitiibwa n’ettendo n’emirembe biriba ku buli akola ebituufu, okusookera ku Muyudaaya n’oluvannyuma ku Munnaggwanga. 112:11 Bik 10:34Kubanga Katonda tasosola mu bantu.

122:12 Bar 3:19; 1Ko 9:20, 21Abo bonna abaayonoona olw’obutamanya mateeka, balizikirira; era n’abo bonna abaamanya amateeka ne boonoona, bwe batyo bwe balisalirwa omusango, okusinziira mu Mateeka. 132:13 Yak 1:22, 23, 25Kuba abawulira obuwulizi amateeka, si be bejjeerera eri Katonda, wabula abo abakola bye galagira, be baliweebwa obutuukirivu. 142:14 Bik 10:35Abaamawanga abatalina mateeka bwe bakolera mu buzaaliranwa ebintu eby’Amateeka, ebintu ebyo byennyini bifuuka amateeka gye bali, newaakubadde ng’Amateeka tegaabaweebwa. 15Ekyo kiraga ng’Amateeka gawandiikibbwa mu mitima gyabwe, era kikakasa munda mu birowoozo byabwe, ng’emitima gyabwe giribasaliriza omusango oba okubejjeereza okusinziira ku ekyo kye bamanyi. 162:16 a Mub 12:14 b Bik 10:42 c Bar 16:25Kino kiribaawo ku lunaku Katonda kw’aliramulira abantu olw’ebyo bye baakisa, ng’enjiri yange bw’eri ku bwa Yesu Kristo.

Abayudaaya n’amateeka

172:17 nny 23; Mi 3:11; Bar 9:4Abamu ku mmwe mweyita Bayudaaya. Mwesiga amateeka ne mwewaana nga bwe mumanyi Katonda. 18Bwe musoma ebyawandiikibwa muyiga engeri Katonda gy’ayagala mweyise ne muzuula ekituufu. 19Mukakasa nga bwe muli abakulembeze b’abazibe b’amaaso, era ettabaaza eri abo bonna abali mu kizikiza. 20Naye olwokubanga, amateeka ga Katonda gatuwa amagezi n’amazima, mulowooza muyinza okuyigiriza abatali bagezi n’abaana abato. 212:21 Mat 23:3, 4Kale ggwe ayigiriza abalala, lwaki toyinza kweyigiriza wekka? Ategeeza abalala obutabba, tobba? 222:22 Bik 19:37Ategeeza obutayenda, toyenda? Akyawa ebifaananyi, si ggwe onyaga eby’omu masabo? 232:23 nny 17Mwenyumiririza mu mateeka, naye ne muswaza Katonda olw’obutagatuukiriza. 242:24 Is 52:5; Ez 36:22Ekyawandiikibwa kigamba nti, “Olw’ebikolwa byammwe ebyo, erinnya lya Katonda kyelivudde livvoolebwa mu mawanga.”

252:25 a Bag 5:3 b Yer 4:4Okukomolebwa kugasiza ddala bw’okwata amateeka, naye bw’otagatuukiriza tewaba njawulo wakati wo n’atali mukomole. 262:26 a Bar 8:4 b 1Ko 7:19Kale obanga atali mukomole akwata amateeka, talibalibwa ng’eyakomolebwa? 272:27 Mat 12:41, 42Noolwekyo ataakomolebwa mu buzaaliranwa naye ng’akuuma amateeka, alikusaliza omusango gwe alina amateeka amawandiike n’otagatuukiriza ate nga wakomolebwa.

282:28 a Mat 3:9; Yk 8:39; Bar 9:6, 7 b Bag 6:15Okweyisa ng’Omuyudaaya ate nga wakomolebwa, tekikufuula Muyudaaya yennyini. 292:29 a Baf 3:3; Bak 2:11 b Bar 7:6 c Yk 5:44; 1Ko 4:5; 2Ko 10:18; 1Bs 2:4; 1Pe 3:4Okuba Omuyudaaya yennyini oteekwa okugondera amateeka. Okukomolebwa okutuufu kwe kukomolebwa okubaawo mu mutima, so si okw’omubiri. Omuntu ng’oyo atenderezebwa Katonda, so si abantu.