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Romans 2:11

"For there is no partiality with God." (NASB)
"For there is no respect of persons with God." (KJV)
"For God does not show favoritism." (NLT)
"For there is no partiality with God." (NET)

It would be easy to take this verse out of context and ascribe to it many attributes that, although laudable, may not be fitting.  This verse finds its definition in those the precede and antecede. For these verses speak of the attributes of God and the sin of humankind contrasted.  Most markedly of all I see that there is orderliness even in the wrath of God.  His justice respects no person. Rather we are judged according to the light that we see.  Notice the word that begins this verse and the three that follow is "for."  There is agreement in the translations because the key repeated word in the Greek text is "gar."  Therefore in whatever circumstance I find myself, I am judged by a perfect and holy God according to those circumstances and the result remains the same and the conclusion final.  "All have sinned!"  The Good News is that "All" have been invited to partake of the pardon offered in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ who paid the debt of my sin in full with His own blood, not as a result of anything that I did, could, or would do. Rather because of His mercy so that "none" could boast. So we are left to do like the grand old song, "I will glory in the Cross!"  May it ever be.

G1063
γα?ρ
gar
Thayer Definition:
1) for
Part of Speech: conjunction

Romans 2:11

"For there is no partiality with God." (NASB)
"For there is no respect of persons with God." (KJV)
"For God does not show favoritism." (NLT)
"For there is no partiality with God." (NET)

It would be easy to take this verse out of context and ascribe to it many attributes that, although laudable, may not be fitting.  This verse finds its definition in those the precede and antecede. For these verses speak of the attributes of God and the sin of humankind contrasted.  Most markedly of all I see that there is orderliness even in the wrath of God.  His justice respects no person. Rather we are judged according to the light that we see.  Notice the word that begins this verse and the three that follow is "for."  There is agreement in the translations because the key repeated word in the Greek text is "gar."  Therefore in whatever circumstance I find myself, I am judged by a perfect and holy God according to those circumstances and the result remains the same and the conclusion final.  "All have sinned!"  The Good News is that "All" have been invited to partake of the pardon offered in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ who paid the debt of my sin in full with His own blood, not as a result of anything that I did, could, or would do. Rather because of His mercy so that "none" could boast. So we are left to do like the grand old song, "I will glory in the Cross!"  May it ever be.

G1063
γα?ρ
gar
Thayer Definition:
1) for
Part of Speech: conjunction



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