For all who have sinned without the Law will also perish without the Law, and all who have sinned under the Law will be judged by the Law;
for it is
not the hearers of the Law who
are righteous before God, but the doers of the Law who
will be justified.
For when Gentiles who do not have the Law instinctively perform the requirements
of the Law, these, though not having the Law, are a law to themselves,
in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience testifying and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them,
on the day when, according to my gospel, God will judge the secrets of mankind through Christ Jesus.
But if you call yourself a Jew and rely upon the Law and boast in God,
and know His
will and distinguish the things that matter, being instructed from the Law,
and are confident that you yourself are a guide to people who are blind, a light to those in darkness,
a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of the immature, possessing in the Law the embodiment of knowledge and of the truth—
therefore, who teach someone else, do you not teach yourself? You
who preach that one is not to steal, do you steal?
who say that one is not to commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You
who loathe idols, do you rob temples?
You who boast in the Law, through your breaking the Law, do you dishonor God?