Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. For in passing judgement on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practise the very same things. Some think that having discovered the sins of the Gentiles in the former chapter, he here useth a transition, and turneth himself to the Jews, and lays open their more secret wickedness and hypocrisy. as Socrates, Cato, Seneca, and others; and therefore must be 2 Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. what multitudes wrap themselves up in like fatal confidence, who occupy the corresponding position in the Christian Church!Romans 2:1-5 They that condemn sin in others, and are guilty of thelike themselves, cannot escape God’s judgment,Romans 2:6-13 which will be according to every man’s deserts,without distinction of Jew or Gentile.Romans 2:14-16 The Gentiles are not left without a rule of conduct.Romans 2:17-24 The Jew, who boasteth of greater light, is doublycriminal in sinning against it,Romans 2:25-29 nor will circumcision profit him, except he keep the law. meant, who despised and condemned the Gentiles, and thought Inexcusable means "without any defense" (compare Rom. which gospel. Romans 2:1-4 The Message (MSG) God Is Kind, but Not Soft. Romans 2:1 : Ro 1:20. Therefore, &c. — The apostle, having shown that the Gentiles could not entertain the least hope of salvation, according to the tenor of the law of nature, which they violated, proceeds next to consider whether the law of Moses gave the Jews any better hope; an inquiry which he manages with great address. had looked forward to this message. (4) the heart is deceitful. It must be admitted that its meaning is not immediately clear. Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. Interestingly, Romans does not end at the end of chapter 4. God bless you, Billy . Romans 2:15. It may all be the work of the hypocrite to conceal some base design; or of the man who seeks to show his hostility to one kind of sin, in order to be a salvo to his conscience for committing some other. therefore inexcusable: others think that magistrates are Whosoever thou art that judgest - The word "judgest" (κρίνεις krineis) here is used in the sense of condemning. A remarkable instance of this occurs in John 8:1, etc. General, but still with a general and slightly reproachful reference to the Jew. It is of the Gentiles then that he is still discoursing, and he begins by name to deal with the Jews, Romans 2:17. He has nothing to say, he is silenced (compare Romans 3:19); he is guilty and he knows it! We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. that is, in what case or instance; the Complutensian edition and Romans 2:1, NLT: "You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! Romans 2:1-16 is a powerful passage about the nature of God’s justice. ; Matthew 23. Proud member (2) this is often, perhaps commonly, done when the accusers themselves are guilty of the same offences. For wherein - For in the "same thing." the reprovers of others, and yet did the same things themselves, The O.T. sin in others, and therefore must be supposed to know the law, The Jew under Like Condemnation with the Gentile. Thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: q.d. 2:1-16 The Jews thought themselves a holy people, entitled to their privileges by right, while they were unthankful, rebellious, and unrighteous. All rights reserved. God's Word For You is a free Bible Study site committed to bringing you teaching and studies firmly grounded in the Bible, and the Bible's answers to your questions. 1. Craig’s Answer: Hi Billy, It’s always so good to hear from you brother! by judging them: for thou that judgest dost the same things; But the passage is not without its interpretive difficulties. If such was the character of the Jewish nation in general, there is no improbability in supposing that they practiced most of the crimes specified in Romans 1:On this verse we may remark. Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man ESVUK. Next. iniquities, yet were very severe upon the sins of others, and Ro 2:1-29. It implies, however, that they were accustomed to express themselves freely and severely of the character and doom of the Gentiles. Those who judge others, not excepting the Jews. “Another,” rather, strictly, the other, thy fellow, or neighbour. Commentary on Romans 2:1-16 (Read Romans 2:1-16) The Jews thought themselves a holy people, entitled to their privileges by right, while they were unthankful, rebellious, and unrighteous. The words in the Greek, translated by “judge” and “condemn,” are related to each other much the same as the summing up of a judge is related to his verdict. It would not be a just principle of interpretation to press this declaration as implying that precisely the same offences, and to the same extent, were chargeable on them. 2. As his coffin entered the vast building, the choir sang an anthem composed for the occasion. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. But if you think that leaves you on the high ground where you can point your finger at others, think again. 3. Romans 2:1. Nero executed the laws of the Roman Empire against the very crimes which he was constantly committing; and it was a common practice for Roman masters to commit offences which they punished with death in their slaves. must be self-condemned. B) Everyone will be justly prosecuted (Romans 2:5-11). impunity among men, they shall not escape the judgment of God. But it is plain, from the connection, that he means especially the Jews. One such difficulty worth discussing here involves the question of to whom the passage is directed. designed to correct censoriousness, and hasty judging, and to Romans 2:1 : 2Sa 12:5-7; S Mt 7:1, 2. Thus, David readily condemned the supposed act of injustice mentioned by Nathan; 2 Samuel 12:1-6. For g in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. Romans 12:2. Others think the Jews are Judgmental criticism of others is a well-known way of escaping detection in your own crimes and … Romans 2:1, CSB: "Therefore, every one of you who judges is without excuse. This implies that substantially the same crimes which were committed among the pagan were also committed among the Jews. 3. Rather the words respect every man, of whatsoever nation, office, In Romans 3 and 4, Paul announces God’s response to humanity’s plight: because of Christ’s righteousness, humanity now stands justified by God’s grace (cf. If he had openly named the Jews here, it would have been likely to have excited opposition from them. She is more precious than rubies, and all the things that thou canst desire ar… For when you judge another, you condemn yourself, since you, the judge, do the same … (See instances in Grotius on this place.). Everyone is judged according to his works. Doest the same things - It is clearly implied here, that they were guilty of offences similar to those practiced by the Gentiles. Compare Matthew 15:27. person: for wherein thou judgest another; Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. of Romans 2:1-11 ESV. Some think he intends more especially such as were philosophers, and men renowned for virtue, as Socrates, Aristides, Fabricius, Cato, Seneca, &c., which last, as is said, was well known to the apostle. Romans 2:1 "Therefore 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." (1) He convicts those who would seem to be exempt from the rest of men (because they reprehend other men's faults), and says that they are least of all to be excused, for if they were searched well and carefully (as God surely does) they themselves would be found guilty in those things which they reprehend and punish in others: so that in condemning others, they pronounce sentence against themselves. Some think, from the connection of these words with the preceding And be not conformed to this world. Boasting is excluded; Paul goes on, because “a person is justified by faith apart from works prescribed by the law” (Romans 3:28, NRSV). Romans 2:1-3:8 teaches that the Jews as well as the Gentiles stand in need of the gift of righteousness. by their works, but might be justly condemned by him, nor shall It is sure that God’s righteous judgment is on those who practice such things. throw confusion on such who value themselves on being the Thou judgest another - The meaning of this clearly is, "for the same thing for which you condemn the pagan, you condemn yourselves.". He therefore approaches the subject gradually, affirms it of man in general, and then makes a particular application to the Jews. Some have argued that the principal referent for the passage is the moral Gentile who has not sinned like other Gentiles in the ways Paul has outlined in 1:18-32. They have the law and circumcision but these mean nothing unless the heart is right with God. These, in their speeches and writings, did censure the evil manners of others, and yet were as bad themselves. Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Every time you criticize someone, you condemn yourself. Many ministers have the attitude that they are exempt, because they preach. Romans 2:1. art guilty of the same thing condemned in others, and therefore Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. But all who act thus, of every nation, age, and description, must be reminded that the judgment of God will be according to their real character. Gods Word For You. inexcusable, because they knew better, and would be thought to 2 You, 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. Wherein thou judgest another.—By the very act of sitting in judgment upon your fellow-man, you pass sentence upon yourself. Romans 2:2. Romans 2:1 German Bible Alphabetical: another are at because condemn condemning do else everyone excuse for have in judge judgment no of on other pass passes point practice same someone that the therefore things whatever which who You yourself NT Letters: Romans 2:1 Therefore you are without excuse O man (Rom. God’s Righteous Judgment. It often happens, too, that people are remarkably zealous in opposing those offences which they themselves secretly practice. This verse is talking about a person who is passing judgment on another, condemning the actions of another. (; 3:21; 4:3,6; 1 Peter 1:10-12) "God"s good news was not unknown in the O.T. Thou that judgest - You Jews who condemn other nations. God; and who, though they were secretly guilty of many abominable Conformation and transformation. But the particle therefore in the front of the chapter, doth seem to intimate, that this is inferred from what went before, and is a continuance of the same argument. among them who seemed to be virtuous, and took upon them to be 2 Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. He gets what he deserves. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. designed, whether among Jews or Gentiles, who reprove and punish censurers and reprovers of others: whosoever thou art that judgest; You declare those acts to be criminal of which you are yourself guilty. 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. Because when you judge others you also condemn yourself since you practice the same things. Romans 13:1 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 13:1, NIV: "Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.The authorities that exist have been established by God." He wished to be buried in his beloved village, but the sentiment of educated men demanded a place in Westminster Abbey beside Isaac Newton. 2 1-2 Those people are on a dark spiral downward. It is well to define the term in order to avoid two extremes. 1:20). This he does not do, however, until he has advanced so far in the general principles of his argument that it would be impossible for them to evade his conclusions; and then he does it in the most tender, and kind, as well as convincing manner, Romans 2:17, etc. I was reading in the book of Romans last night; could you give me some meaning on the following two verses in the text of Romans 2:14 &15? ( B) Read full chapter. But the received opinion is, that the apostle in general doth tax all such as censure and find fault with others, and yet are guilty of the same things themselves. 7:2); thou condemnest thyself; The meaning is, that it is a maxim or principle of the Law of God, that if a creature will keep it, and obey it entirely, he shall not be condemned, but shall be approved and live forever. —Homiletic ... (502) so as to make it in point of actual meaning, though not in the abstract form of the conception, identical with: “true God” (Luther, and most expositors, including Rückert, de Wette, Tholuck, Fritzsche, Philippi, van Hengel). Romans 2:1-16 Inductive Bible Study. 2 We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Τό θέλημα ) the will , that is, whatever has been ratified by the law; so, the will , absolutely, Matthew 18:14 ; 1 Corinthians 16:12 . the Arabic version read, "in" "or with what judgment thou judgest “World” has various meanings. 2. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. O man - This address is general to any man who should do this. It is not a word of equal strength with what is rendered "condemnest" (κατακρίνεις katakrineis). Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man. 4. That much—and more—is quite clear. It is very easy for us to see sin in other's lives when many times we are unable to see the very same sin in our own life. whether a Jew or a Gentile, a public magistrate or a private In the spiritual court of law, there is no defense for the actions of a person who commits the same sin of which he accuses another. (3) Remarkable zeal against sin may be no proof of innocence; compare Matthew 7:3. James 3:1, Luke 6:37. Romans 2:1-16: You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you … Thus, they were not guilty, in the time of the apostle, of idolatry; but of the other crimes enumerated in the first chapter, the Jews might be guilty. Thank you. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. Cross references. And from the New Testament, as well as from their own writings, there can be no doubt that such was the fact; that they regarded the entire Gentile world with abhorrence, considered them as shut out from the favor of God, and applied to them terms expressive of the utmost contempt. The character of the nation, as given in the New Testament, is that they were "an evil and adulterous generation" (Matthew 12:39; compare John 8:7); that they were a "generation of vipers" Matthew 3:7; Matthew 12:34; that; they were wicked Matthew 12:45; that they were sinful Mark 8:38; that they were proud, haughty, hypocritical, etc. It is differently rendered by Wolf, whom Köllner follows: the truth revealed to the Gentiles by God. Some think he speaks more particularly of such as were judges and magistrates amongst the Gentiles, who, though they made laws for to judge and punish others for such and such crimes, did yet commit the same themselves. 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