Romans 3:11
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New International Version
there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God.

King James Bible
There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

Darby Bible Translation
there is not the [man] that understands, there is not one that seeks after God.

World English Bible
There is no one who understands. There is no one who seeks after God.

Young's Literal Translation
There is none who is understanding, there is none who is seeking after God.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

As it is written - See Psalm 14:1-3; from which this and the two following verses are taken.

There is none righteous - This is true, not only of the Jews, but of the Gentiles; of every soul of man, considered in his natural and practical state, previously to his receiving the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ. There is no righteous principle in them, and, consequently, no righteous act can be expected from them; see on Romans 3:12 (note). God himself is represented as looking down from heaven to see if there were any that feared and sought after him; and yet he, who cannot be deceived, could find none! And therefore we may safely conclude there was none to be found.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

none that understandeth.

Romans 1:22,28 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools...

Psalm 14:2-4 The LORD looked down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God...

Psalm 53:2,4 God looked down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God...

Psalm 94:8 Understand, you brutish among the people: and you fools, when will you be wise?

Proverbs 1:7,22,29,30 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction...

Isaiah 27:11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire...

Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are silly children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil...

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you...

Matthew 13:13,14,19 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand...

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true...

seeketh.

Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Job 21:15,16 What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray to him...

Isaiah 9:13 For the people turns not to him that smites them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.

Isaiah 31:1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen...

Isaiah 55:6 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near:

Isaiah 65:1 I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me...

Hosea 7:10 And the pride of Israel testifies to his face: and they do not return to the LORD their God, nor seek him for all this.

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No Difference
'There is no difference.'--ROMANS iii. 22. The things in which all men are alike are far more important than those in which they differ. The diversities are superficial, the identities are deep as life. Physical processes and wants are the same for everybody. All men, be they kings or beggars, civilised or savage, rich or poor, wise or foolish, cultured or illiterate, breathe the same breath, hunger and thirst, eat and drink, sleep, are smitten by the same diseases, and die at last the same death.
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

Justice Satisfied
WHEN THE SOUL is seriously impressed with the conviction of its guilt, when terror and alarm get hold upon it concerning the inevitable consequences of its sin, the soul is afraid of God. It dreads at that time every attribute of divinity. But most of all the sinner is afraid of God's justice. "Ah," saith he to himself, "God is a just God; and if so, how can he pardon my sins? for my iniquities cry aloud for punishment, and my transgressions demand that his right hand should smite me low. How can
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859

A Great Deal for Me to Read Hast Thou Sent...
1. A great deal for me to read hast thou sent, my dearest brother Consentius: a great deal for me to read: to the which while I am preparing an answer, and am drawn off first by one, then by another, more urgent occupation, the year has measured out its course, and has thrust me into such straits, that I must answer in what sort I may, lest the time for sailing being now favorable, and the bearer desirous to return, I should too long detain him. Having therefore unrolled and read through all that
St. Augustine—Against Lying

Nuremberg Sept. 15, 1530. To the Honorable and Worthy N. , My Favorite Lord and Friend.
Grace and peace in Christ, honorable, worthy and dear Lord and friend. I received your writing with the two questions or queries requesting my response. In the first place, you ask why I, in the 3rd chapter of Romans, translated the words of St. Paul: "Arbitramur hominem iustificari ex fide absque operibus" as "We hold that the human will be justified without the works of the law but only by faith." You also tell me that the Papists are causing a great fuss because St. Paul's text does not contain
Dr. Martin Luther—An Open Letter on Translating

Cross References
Psalm 53:2
God looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.

Romans 3:10
As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one;

Romans 3:12
All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one."

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