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14 For whenever the Gentiles,[a] who do not have the law, do by nature[b] the things required by the law,[c] these who do not have the law are a law to themselves.

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  1. Romans 2:14 sn Gentile is a NT term for a non-Jew.
  2. Romans 2:14 tn Some (e.g. C. E. B. Cranfield, Romans [ICC], 1:135-37) take the phrase φύσει (phusei, “by nature”) to go with the preceding “do not have the law,” thus: “the Gentiles who do not have the law by nature,” that is, by virtue of not being born Jewish.
  3. Romans 2:14 tn Grk “do by nature the things of the law.”

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