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Romans 2:23

    Romans 2:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You that make your boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonor you God?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    thou who gloriest in the law, through thy transgression of the law dishonorest thou God?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You who take pride in the law, are you doing wrong to the honour of God by behaviour which is against the law?

    Webster's Revision

    thou who gloriest in the law, through thy transgression of the law dishonorest thou God?

    World English Bible

    You who glory in the law, through your disobedience of the law do you dishonor God?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    thou who gloriest in the law, through thy transgression of the law dishonourest thou God?

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 2:23

    Makest thy boast ... - To boast in the Law implied their conviction of its excellence and obligation, as a man does not boast of what he esteems to be of no value.

    Dishonourest thou God - By boasting of the Law, they proclaimed their conviction that it was from God. By breaking it, they denied it. And as actions are a true test of man's real opinions, their breaking the Law did it more dishonor than their boasting of it did it honor. This is always the case. It matters little what a man's speculative opinions may be; his practice may do far more to disgrace religion than his profession does to honor it. It is the life and conduct, and not merely the profession of the lips, that does real honor to the true religion. Alas, with what pertinency and force may this question be put to many who call themselves Christians!