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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. 2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. 3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? 4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? 5 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; 6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds: 7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: 8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, 9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; 10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: 11 For there is no respect of persons with God. 12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; 13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. 14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: 15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) 16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel. 17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God, 18 And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law; 19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness, 20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law. 21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? 22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? 23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God? 24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written. 25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision. 26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision? 27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law? 28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

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1 angela h = "We are warned by Jesus not to judge others, lost or saved. See Matthew 7:1Judgement is not ours but Gods. We are called to always point to Jesus. When we find fault in ourselves...we should look to Jesus. When we find fault in the brethren...we should point them to Jesus. When we find fault in the lost...point them to Jesus. It is important to note that we should not expect the lost to act like they are the children of God. The lost act lost because they are lost. If we can lead them to the Lord Jesus Christ they will change. God changes people. We cannot change anyone( not even ourselves) without the help of God."
2 Sarah R = "A  pastor once said, any time you see a ´therefore,´you should ask what it is there for. In this case, this refers to the previous chapter of Romans which focused on how we have all sinned against God. Paul states here that because we ourselves are sinners, we should look at ourselves first before passing judgment on others. This is similiar to Jesus´teaching about removing the log from our own eyes before trying to remove the speck from another (Matthew 7:3-5)."
3 angela h = "We are to be sure God will judge all. He will judge the lost. See Revelation 20:11-15."
4 Sarah R = "Jeremiah 16:17 ¨My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes.¨"
5 angela h = "We should be careful not to look down on others. Remember the mote in our eye? See Matthew 7:3.If we are looking at others, then we are not looking at Jesus. When we take our eyes off of Jesus, we open the door for sin to creep in."
6 angela h = "Ought we not to give others the same consideration Jesus gave us? How long did He wait for us? "
7 Cary W = "Only in remembrance of God's grace, goodness and forebearance offered us do we stay in meekness and grace toward others.  It is when we forget His grace, that He called and saved us, that we can fall into the error of judging another.The key is to continually remind ourselves of Who does and Calling and Redeeming....for God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall be saved."
8 Deena E = "Understanding God's goodness is what led to my repentance. It took approximately 10 years for me to come out of rebellion. :-/"
9 Sara Di Diego = "Judging others, and ignoring that god forgives and blesses a different life on some, ridicules god's grace in a way.  God gave his only son to redeem our sins, and if one points and judges someone else, he is creating more sin.  God's (and Jesus') patience towards sinners should inspire us to follow this graceful action.Work Cited:https://www.gci.org/bible/rom2"
10 angela h = "Would we be so proud as to disagree with God? How will God respond to that?Salvation is to anyone who will accept it!"
11 angela h = "We will reap what we sow. We do well to remember this in all our doings.See Galatians 6:7."
12 Sarah R = "God´s judgment of mankind for sin is well documented in both the Old and New Testaments. See for example Psalm 62:12 and 75:7, Jeremiah 17:10, Matthew 16:17, Romans 6:23, 1 Peter 4:17, and Revelations 20:12."
13 angela h = "While the Jews are "God's chosen people", we are told here that we will all be judged according to our works."
14 Sarah R = "Although there were divisions in the early church between Jew and Gentile (non-Jew) believers, Paul notes that to God all people are equal before Him and all will be judged by the same measures."
15 angela h = "Gentiles will be judged according to what their conscience has told them is wrong. As we will see in the coming verses.Jews will be judged according to the law of Moses."
16 Deena E = "In light of what Angela mentions, here Paul refers to all the Gentile unbelievers (sinned without law) and the Jewish unbelievers (sinned in the law)."
17 angela h = "Knowing the law isn't good enough. See James 1:22-25."
18 angela h = "God implants a conscience in man that is an internal law. So, God is not unjust when judging those who do not know the gospel. See chapter 1."
19 Sarah R = "The Gentiles, or non-Jews, did not follow the Old Testament law of the Jews."
20 Sarah R = "The law, given by God to Moses and passed down through generations in the nation of Israel, was designed to show people how to live holy lives. The Gentiles, or non-Jews, did not have this law, and may live by or against it as they live out their human nature."
21 Sarah R = "In the NIV, this verse reads, ¨They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.) ¨"
22 Sarah R = "Paul notes that even though the Gentiles did not follow Jewish law, they had in their conscience a witness towards what was right and not. This is an argument often used by apologists towards the existence of God, as why else would we all have an innate understanding of right and wrong... even if we do not always follow the right."
23 angela h = "Everything will be made known in the judgement. God even knows our thoughts. See Psalm 139"
24 Sarah R = "God knows us: Psalm 139:1-12:You have searched me,Lord,    and you know me.2 You know when I sit and when I rise;    you perceive my thoughts from afar.3 You discern my going out and my lying down;    you are familiar with all my ways.4 Before a word is on my tongue    you, Lord, know it completely.5 You hem me in behind and before,    and you lay your hand upon me.6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,    too lofty for me to attain.7 Where can I go from your Spirit?    Where can I flee from your presence?8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,    if I settle on the far side of the sea,10 even there your hand will guide me,    your right hand will hold me fast.11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me    and the light become night around me,”12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;    the night will shine like the day,    for darkness is as light to you."
25 angela h = "Here Paul asks a series of questions. The point is are we holding ourselves to the same standards that we are holding others too. The tone suggests that if we dig deep enough we will see that we are not as righteous as we think."
26 angela h = "Are we invoking others to sin? Are we keeping others from coming to Christ because we use the name of Jesus in our judgement? Are we ever hypocrites?"
27 Sarah R = "When someone says they are a follower of God and yet do things that are against God´s will, they dishonor God´s name in front of nonbelievers. In addition, author Brennan Manning notes, “The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians: who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, walk out the door, and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.” "
28 Sara Di Diego = "This is not the first time the name of God was blasphemed by his people, as we can see in Ezekiel 36:22."
29 angela h = "If we want to be under the law, great. But who can really keep all of the law? No one can.(except Jesus) There would have been no need for sacrifice if the law could be kept. See James 2:10.  "
30 Sarah R = "In the Old Testament, part of the covenant that the Jews had with God was that every male would be circumcised. If a Gentile converted, they were required to be circumcised to show outwardly that they were now following the law of the Jewish people and under covenant with God."
31 angela h = "If we are born again/saved, then we are adopted into the family of God (John 1:12). Therefore we are Jews. Our outward appearance may not seem so but God looks on the heart. (I Samuel 16:7)"
32 Cary W = "We must be careful as modern day Christians of also not following into the error of judging a person based on religious practices.  There are many who find Christ in many unorthodox ways and situations, and certainly not just within a church or christian gathering.We must allow the Holy Spirit to give us the eyes and ears of discernment, so that we see their heart as God does.  Then we will know how to share the gospel or offer instruction."