The Jews under the Law

17 But if you call yourself a [a]Jew and (A)rely [b]upon the Law and boast in God, 18 and know His will and [c](B)distinguish the things that matter, being instructed from the Law, 19 and are confident that you yourself are a guide to people who are blind, a light to those in darkness, 20 a [d]corrector of the foolish, a teacher of [e]the immature, possessing in the Law (C)the embodiment of knowledge and of the truth— 21 you, therefore, (D)who teach someone else, do you not teach yourself? You who [f]preach that one is not to steal, do you steal? 22 You who say that one is not to commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who loathe idols, do you (E)rob temples? 23 You who (F)boast [g]in the Law, through your breaking the Law, do you dishonor God? 24 For “(G)the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles (H)because of you,” just as it is written.

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  1. Romans 2:17 Or Judean
  2. Romans 2:17 Or upon law
  3. Romans 2:18 Or approve
  4. Romans 2:20 Or instructor
  5. Romans 2:20 Lit infants
  6. Romans 2:21 Or proclaim
  7. Romans 2:23 Or in law

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