Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Romans 2:23 in English Standard Version "You who boast in the law dishonor God by breaking the law." Mal 1:6 “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have we despised your name?’ Ro 2:17 But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast in God Ro 3:27 Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith.