Keep the Law! (Rom 2:27)

“Then those who are

Physically uncircumcised,

But keep the law,

Will condemn you,

Who have the written code

And circumcision,

But break the law.”

καὶ κρινεῖ ἡ ἐκ φύσεως ἀκροβυστία τὸν νόμον τελοῦσα σὲ τὸν διὰ γράμματος καὶ περιτομῆς παραβάτην νόμου.

Paul said that those who are physically or naturally uncircumcised (ἡ ἐκ φύσεως ἀκροβυστία), but are keeping or fulfilling (τελοῦσα) the law (τὸν νόμον) will judge or condemn (καὶ κρινεῖ) you (σὲ) who have the written code (τὸν διὰ γράμματος) and circumcision (καὶ περιτομῆς), but nevertheless break the law (παραβάτην νόμου).  In other words, anyone who follows the intentions of the Torah law, even if he is not naturally or physically circumcised would be able to condemn or judge those who have the written Torah and circumcision.  These uncircumcised gentile followers of the interior law of goodness would then be able to condemn the hypocritical Jewish people who have the Torah and circumcision, because they did not follow it or broke the law of the Torah.  Are you someone who knows the law, but breaks it anyway?

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