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Romans 2:21 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— thou therefore that teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— you, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that one shall not steal, do you steal?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thou therefore who teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— thou then that teachest another, dost thou not teach thyself? thou that preachest not to steal, dost thou steal?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Thou, therefore, that art teaching someone else, thyself, art thou not teaching? Thou that proclaimest—Do not steal! Art thou, stealing?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Thou, then, who art teaching another, thyself dost thou not teach?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thou therefore, that teachest another, teachest not thyself: thou, that preachest that men should not steal, stealest.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thy selfe? thou that preachest a man should not steale, doest thou steale?
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Thou, then, who teachest others, dost thou not teach thyself? and who preachest that men should not steal, dost thou steal?
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Thou therefore, who teachest others, teachest thou not thyself? And thou who teachest that men must not steal, dost thou steal?

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Thou therefore y3767
[3767] Standard
οὖν
oun
{oon}
Apparently a primary word; (adverbially) certainly, or (conjugationally) accordingly.
which y3588
[3588] Standard

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
teachest 1321
{1321} Prime
διδάσκω
didasko
{did-as'-ko}
A prolonged (causative) form of a primary verb δάω [[dao]] (to learn); to teach (in the same broad application).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
x3767
(3767) Complement
οὖν
oun
{oon}
Apparently a primary word; (adverbially) certainly, or (conjugationally) accordingly.
another, 2087
{2087} Prime
ἕτερος
heteros
{het'-er-os}
Of uncertain affinity; (an-, the) other or different.
teachest x1321
(1321) Complement
διδάσκω
didasko
{did-as'-ko}
A prolonged (causative) form of a primary verb δάω [[dao]] (to learn); to teach (in the same broad application).
thou y1321
[1321] Standard
διδάσκω
didasko
{did-as'-ko}
A prolonged (causative) form of a primary verb δάω [[dao]] (to learn); to teach (in the same broad application).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
not 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
thyself? 4572
{4572} Prime
σεαυτοῦ
seautou
{seh-ow-too'}
The genitive case from G4571 and G0846, with the dative and accusative of the same with contractions, respectively, of (with, to) thyself.
thou that preachest 2784
{2784} Prime
κηρύσσω
kerusso
{kay-roos'-so}
Of uncertain affinity; to herald (as a public crier), especially divine truth (the gospel).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
a man should y2813
[2813] Standard
κλέπτω
klepto
{klep'-to}
A primary verb; to filch.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
not 3361
{3361} Prime
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
steal, 2813
{2813} Prime
κλέπτω
klepto
{klep'-to}
A primary verb; to filch.
z5721
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
dost thou steal? 2813
{2813} Prime
κλέπτω
klepto
{klep'-to}
A primary verb; to filch.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Romans 2:17-24.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Romans 2:17-29.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Romans 2:21

Thou dost not teach thyself — He does not teach himself who does not practise what he teaches. Dost thou steal, commit adultery, commit sacrilege — Sin grievously against thy neighbour, thyself, God. St. Paul had shown the gentiles, first their sins against God, then against themselves, then against their neighbours. He now inverts the order: for sins against God are the most glaring in an heathen, but not in a Jew. Thou that abhorrest idols — Which all the Jews did, from the time of the Babylonish captivity. Thou committest sacrilege — Doest what is worse, robbing Him "who is God over all" of the glory which is due to him. None of these charges were rashly advanced against the Jews of that age; for, as their own historian relates, some even of the priests lived by rapine, and others in gross uncleanness. And as for sacrilegiously robbing God and his altar, it had been complained of ever since Malachi; so that the instances are given with great propriety and judgment.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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therefore:

Psalms 50:16-21 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or [that] thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? ... These [things] hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether [such an one] as thyself: [but] I will reprove thee, and set [them] in order before thine eyes.
Matthew 23:3-12 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, [that] observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. ... And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
Luke 4:23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.
Luke 11:46 And he said, Woe unto you also, [ye] lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
Luke 12:47 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not [himself], neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many [stripes].
Luke 19:22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, [thou] wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:
1 Corinthians 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring [it] into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
Galatians 6:13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.
Titus 2:1-7 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: ... In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine [shewing] uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

dost thou steal:

Isaiah 56:11 Yea, [they are] greedy dogs [which] can never have enough, and they [are] shepherds [that] cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
Ezekiel 22:12-13 In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD. ... Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee.
Ezekiel 22:27 Her princes in the midst thereof [are] like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, [and] to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.
Amos 8:4-6 Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail, ... That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; [yea], and sell the refuse of the wheat?
Micah 3:11 The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, [Is] not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.
Matthew 21:13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
Matthew 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
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Ps 50:16. Is 56:11. Ezk 22:12, 27. Am 8:4. Mi 3:11. Mt 21:13; 23:3, 14. Lk 4:23; 11:46; 12:47; 19:22. 1Co 9:27. Ga 6:13. Tit 2:1.

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