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“…You are without any excuse, every man of you who passes judgment, for in that you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice such things.

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   “And we know that the judgment of God rightly falls upon those who practice such things.

   “And do you suppose this, O man, when you pass judgment upon those who practice such [bad] things and do the same yourself, that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?

   “But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, who WILL RENDER TO EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS: to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life; but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.

   “There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also the Greek, but glory and honor and peace to every man who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

   “For there is no partiality with God.“¹

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    ¹ The author here is the Apostle Paul in Romans 2:1-11. There are several issues at play here: (1) Hypocrisy in judging others (badly) for doing the same thing the accuser is doing. (2) God will ultimately judge people (accurately) and give rewards and punishment for good and evil behavior. (3) Jews “go” first; afterwards, the Greeks (gentiles or non-Jews). (4) And, of course, there is such a thing as good behavior and bad behavior that God knows about.

   We have modified the paragraphing, added color and boldface, but not the “every letter capping” to this passage from the New American Standard Version of the Bible.