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But because of your stubbornness[a] and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath for yourselves in the day of wrath, when God’s righteous judgment is revealed![b] He[c] will reward[d] each one according to his works:[e] eternal life to those who by perseverance in good works seek glory and honor and immortality,

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  1. Romans 2:5 tn Grk “hardness.” Concerning this imagery, see Jer 4:4; Ezek 3:7; 1 En. 16:3.
  2. Romans 2:5 tn Grk “in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God.”
  3. Romans 2:6 tn Grk “who.” The relative pronoun was converted to a personal pronoun and, because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation.
  4. Romans 2:6 tn Or “will render,” “will recompense.” In this context Paul is setting up a hypothetical situation, not stating that salvation is by works.
  5. Romans 2:6 sn A quotation from Ps 62:12; Prov 24:12; a close approximation to Matt 16:27.

But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath(A), when his righteous judgment(B) will be revealed. God “will repay each person according to what they have done.”[a](C) To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor(D) and immortality,(E) he will give eternal life.(F)

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  1. Romans 2:6 Psalm 62:12; Prov. 24:12

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:

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