2:17 But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law 1 and boast of your relationship to God 2 2:18 and know his will 3 and approve the superior things because you receive instruction from the law, 4 2:19 and if you are convinced 5 that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness, 2:20 an educator of the senseless, a teacher of little children, because you have in the law the essential features of knowledge and of the truth –
1 sn The law refers to the Mosaic law, described mainly in the OT books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
2 tn Grk “boast in God.” This may be an allusion to Jer 9:24.
3 tn Grk “the will.”
4 tn Grk “because of being instructed out of the law.”
5 tn This verb is parallel to the verbs in vv. 17-18a, so it shares the conditional meaning even though the word “if” is not repeated.