God's Righteous Judgment

Romans 2

1 Therefore you have f no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For g in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. 2 We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. 3 Do you suppose, O man - you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself - that you will escape the judgment of God? 4 Or do you presume on h the riches of his kindness and i forbearance and j patience, k not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? 5 But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are l storing up m wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.

6 n He will render to each one according to his works: 7 to those who o by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; 8 but for those who are self-seeking 1 and p do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury. 9 There will be tribulation and distress q for every human being who does evil, the Jew r first and also the Greek, 10 but glory and honor and s peace for everyone who does good, t the Jew first and also the Greek. 11 For u God shows no partiality.

  1. Cross References
    Romans 1:20
    For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
  2. Cross References
    2 Samuel 12:5 - 7
    Then David's anger was greatly kindled against the man, and he said to Nathan, "As the Lord lives, the man who has done this deserves to die.
    John 8:7
    And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, "Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.
    Matthew 7:2
    For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.
  3. Cross References
    Romans 9:23
    In order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory -
    Romans 10:12
    For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him.
  4. Cross References
    Romans 3:25
    Whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.
  5. Cross References
    Romans 9:22
    What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction.
    Exodus 34:6
    The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, "The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
  6. Cross References
    Isaiah 30:18
    Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.
    2 Peter 3:9
    The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
    2 Peter 3:15
    And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him.
    Revelation 2:21
    I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality.
  7. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:34
    'Is not this laid up in store with me, sealed up in my treasuries?
    James 5:3
    Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 110:5
    The Lord is at your right hand; he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.
  9. Cross References
    Job 34:11
    For according to the work of a man he will repa...
    Psalms 62:12
    And that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love...
    Proverbs 24:12
    If you say, "Behold, we did not know this," doe...
    Jeremiah 17:10
    "I the Lord search the heart and test the mind,...
    Jeremiah 32:19
    Great in counsel and mighty in deed, whose eyes...
    Matthew 16:27
    For the Son of Man is going to come with his an...
  10. Cross References
    Luke 8:15
    As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.
  11. Cross References
    2 Thessalonians 2:12
    In order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
  12. Cross References
    Ezekiel 18:20
    The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.
  13. Cross References
    1 Peter 4:17
    For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
  14. Cross References
    Isaiah 57:19
    Creating the fruit of the lips. Peace, peace, to the far and to the near," says the Lord, "and I will heal him.
  15. Cross References
    Romans 1:16
    For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
  16. Cross References
    Acts 10:34
    So Peter opened his mouth and said: "Truly I understand that God shows no partiality.
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