(From: ROMANS #3 - 2:1-16)
D. 2:1-16 BASIS OF JUDGMENT
1. 2:1-11 GOD'S JUDGMENT: ACCORDING TO TRUTH
a. 2:1 WHO PRACTICES WHAT HE JUDGES IS SELF-CONDEMNED
Di' ho a-na-poLOge-tos  ei, O ANthro-pe, pas ho KRInon :
Wherefore you are without excuse, O man, whoever you that judges:
en ho gar KRIneis to HEte-ron, se-auTON ka-taKRIneis ; ta gar auTA PRASseis  ho KRInon.
for wherein you judge the other, you condemn yourself;for you that judge practice the same things.
b. 2:2 And we know that the judgment of :God is according to truth against those practicing the such.
OIda-men de HOti to KRIma tou TheOU es-tin kaTA aLEthei-an ePI tous ta toiAUta PRASson-tas.
c. 2:3 WARNING: HYPOCRITES SHALL NOT ESCAPE GOD'S JUDGMENT
loGIzede TOUto, OANthro-pe, ho KRInon tous ta toiAUta PRASson-tas kai poiON auTA,
And do you reckon this, O man,who judges those practicing the such and does them,
HOti su ekPHEUxeto KRIma tou TheOU?
that YOU shall escape the judgment of :God?
d. 2:4-11 GOD'S GOOD PURPOSE: TO LEAD ALL TO REPENTANCE & REWARD
etou PLOUtou tes chresTOte-tos auTOU
Or do you despise the riches of his :goodness
kai tes a-noCHES kai tes ma-kro-thuMIas ka-ta-phroNEIS ,
and :forbearance and :longsuffering,
ag-noON HOti to chresTON tou TheOU eis meTAnoiAN se aGEI?
not knowing that the goodness of :God leads you to repentance?
kaTA de ten skleROteTA sou kai a-me-taNOe-ton karDIan
5but after your :hardness and impenitent heart
the-sauRIzeis se-auTOorGEN en heMEra orGES
you treasure up for yourself wrath in theday of wrath
kai a-po-kaLUpse-os di-kai-o-kriSIas tou TheOU, hos a-poDOsei eKAStokaTA ta ERga auTOU:
and revelation of God's righteous judgment,6who will render to each according to his :works:
tois men kath' hu-po-moNEN ERgou a-gaTHOU DOxan
7 to them that by patience in well-doing seek for glory
kai tiMEN kai aph-tharSIan zeTOUsin, zo-EN aiOni-on:
and honor and incorruption, eternal life:
tois de ex e-riTHIas , kai e-peiTHOUsi tea-leTHEIa,
8 but to them that arefactious, and obey not the truth,
pei-thoMEnois de tea-diKIa - orGEkai thuMOS ,
but obey :unrighteousness - wrath and indignation,
THLIpsis kai ste-no-choRIa , ePI PAsan psuCHEN anTHROpou
9tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man
tou ka-ter-ga-zoMEnou to kaKON, I-ouDAIou te PROton, kai HELle-nos;
that works the evil, of Jew first, and also of Greek;
DOxa de kai tiMEkai eiREnepanTI
10 but glory and honor and peace to every one
toer-ga-zoMEnoto a-gaTHON, I-ouDAIote PROton, kai HELleni:
that works the good, to Jew first, and also to Greek:
ou GAR es-tin pro-so-po-lemPSIa paRA toTheO.
11for thereis no respect of persons with :God.
2. 2:12-16 RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT: ACCORDING TO EQUITY & GOSPEL
HOsoi gar aNOmos HEmar-ton aNOmos kai a-poLOUNtai :
For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law:
kai HOsoi en NOmoHEmar-ton diA NOmou kriTHEson-tai ;
and as many as have sinned under law shall be judged by law;
ou gar hoi a-kro-aTAI NOmou DIkai-oi paRA toTheO, all' hoi poi-eTAI NOmou di-kai-oTHEson-tai;
13 for not the hearers of law are just before :God, but the doers of law shall be justified;
(HOtan gar ETHneta meNOmon Echon-ta PHUsei ta tou NOmou poiOsin,
14 (for when nations that have no law do by nature the thingsof the law,
HOUtoi, NOmon meEchon-tes, he-auTOIS ei-sin NOmos;
these, not having law, are law to themselves;
HOIti-nes enDEIKnun-tai to ERgon tou NOmou grapTON en tais karDIais auTON,
15 in that they show the work of the law written in their :hearts,
sun-mar-tuROUses auTON tes su-neiDEse-os ,
their :conscience bearing witness therewith,
kai me-taXU alLElon ton lo-gisMON ka-te-goROUNton ekai a-po-lo-gouMEnon ;)
and theirthoughts one with another accusing or else excusing;)
en heheMEra KRInei ho TheOS ta krupTA  ton anTHROpon,
16 in theday when :God judges the secrets of :men,
kaTA to eu-agGEliON mou, diA IeSOU ChrisTOU.
according to my :gospel, through Jesus Christ.
NOTE: Can we trust God in equity and righteous judgment? Without a doubt. Sometimes at the time it may not appear so - but always trust Him by faith! Alwaysin perspective He will show up and come through in absolute justice, equity and mercy.“God is nota man that He should lie - neither the son of man that he should repent. Has He not said, and will He not do it? Or has He not spoken, and will He not make it good?”(Numbers 23:19). Oswald Chambers in his writings consistently backs up this conclusion! Read especially his “My Utmost for His Highest,” and reassurance will come to you again and again.
The above is an apt verse to undergird this passage. And consider - it was spoken by Balaam - a prophet without integrity - but who in playing chess with God - found himself in a position where he had to prophesy to his own detriment! Sometimes the testimony of an enemy has more credibility than that of a so-called friend!
Truthis at the basis of all the judgment of God. And - Jesus isthe Truth! We can absolutely trust and depend upon God in Christ Jesus!
Read carefully the outlineof this passage. It is not my outline, neither the outline of Ivan Panin! It is the outline of God Himself, based upon His long-ago planned Bible Numerics. God Himself in this manner establishes trustworthy contexts for every word, sentence, paragraph, sectionand bookof the Bible. Panin, before the days of computers, completed by hand this context structure of the New Testament, based on 43,000 manuscript pages of very careful many-columned numbers. To complete the amazing Bible Chronology of God, he established the Old Testament Hebrew verses and paragraphs necessary for this great work.
So - trust God! He desires everyperson come to repentance in the light of certain judgment to come! Those who believe Him and His Word and do so - will surelyexperience His unusual grace and mercy, and escape the certain wrath to come. John Bunyan in his “Pilgrim's Progress” - based on supernatural dreams and visions from God, gives life and reality to this passage. J.A.W.