Romans 10:3
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New International Version
Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.

New Living Translation
For they don't understand God's way of making people right with himself. Refusing to accept God's way, they cling to their own way of getting right with God by trying to keep the law.

English Standard Version
For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness.

Berean Study Bible
Because they were ignorant of God's righteousness and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.

Berean Literal Bible
For being ignorant of the righteousness of God and seeking to establish the own righteousness, they did not submit to the righteousness of God.

New American Standard Bible
For not knowing about God's righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

King James Bible
For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because they disregarded the righteousness from God and attempted to establish their own righteousness, they have not submitted themselves to God's righteousness.

International Standard Version
For they are ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God while they try to establish their own, and they have not submitted to God's means to attain righteousness.

NET Bible
For ignoring the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking instead to establish their own righteousness, they did not submit to God's righteousness.

New Heart English Bible
For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For they have not known the righteousness of God, but they have sought to establish their own righteousness, and therefore they have not submitted to the righteousness of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They don't understand [how to receive] God's approval. So they try to set up their own way to get it, and they have not accepted God's way for receiving his approval.

New American Standard 1977
For not knowing about God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

King James 2000 Bible
For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

American King James Version
For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God.

American Standard Version
For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they, not knowing the justice of God, and seeking to establish their own, have not submitted themselves to the justice of God.

Darby Bible Translation
For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own [righteousness], have not submitted to the righteousness of God.

English Revised Version
For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God.

Weymouth New Testament
Ignorant of the righteousness which God provides and building their hopes upon a righteousness of their own, they have refused submission to God's righteousness.

World English Bible
For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they didn't subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

Young's Literal Translation
for not knowing the righteousness of God, and their own righteousness seeking to establish, to the righteousness of God they did not submit.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:1-4 The Jews built on a false foundation, and refused to come to Christ for free salvation by faith, and numbers in every age do the same in various ways. The strictness of the law showed men their need of salvation by grace, through faith. And the ceremonies shadowed forth Christ as fulfilling the righteousness, and bearing the curse of the law. So that even under the law, all who were justified before God, obtained that blessing by faith, whereby they were made partakers of the perfect righteousness of the promised Redeemer. The law is not destroyed, nor the intention of the Lawgiver disappointed; but full satisfaction being made by the death of Christ for our breach of the law, the end is gained. That is, Christ has fulfilled the whole law, therefore whoever believeth in him, is counted just before God, as much as though he had fulfilled the whole law himself. Sinners never could go on in vain fancies of their own righteousness, if they knew the justice of God as a Governor, or his righteousness as a Saviour.
Study Bible
The Word Brings Salvation
2For I testify about them that they are zealous for God, but not on the basis of knowledge. 3Because they were ignorant of God’s righteousness and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. 4Christ is the end of the Law, in order to bring righteousness to everyone who believes.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 6:25
"It will be righteousness for us if we are careful to observe all this commandment before the LORD our God, just as He commanded us.

Isaiah 51:1
"Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, Who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were hewn And to the quarry from which you were dug.

Romans 1:17
For the gospel reveals the righteousness of God that comes by faith from start to finish, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith."

Romans 10:2
For I testify about them that they are zealous for God, but not on the basis of knowledge.

Romans 10:20
And Isaiah boldly says: "I was found by those who did not seek Me; I revealed Myself to those who did not ask for Me."

Romans 11:7
What then? What Israel was seeking, it failed to obtain, but the elect did. The others were hardened,
Treasury of Scripture

For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God.

God's righteousness. 'God's method of justification,' says Abp. Newcome: God's method of saving sinners.'

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: …

Romans 3:22,26 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ to …

Romans 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the …

Romans 9:30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after …

Psalm 71:15,16,19 My mouth shall show forth your righteousness and your salvation all …

Isaiah 51:6,8 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look on the earth beneath: …

Isaiah 56:1 Thus said the LORD, Keep you judgment, and do justice: for my salvation …

Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will raise to David …

Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined on your people and on your holy city, …

John 16:9,10 Of sin, because they believe not on me…

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might …

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ…

to establish.

Romans 9:31,32 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, has not …

Isaiah 57:12 I will declare your righteousness, and your works; for they shall …

Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are …

Luke 10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor?

Luke 16:15 And he said to them, You are they which justify yourselves before …

Luke 18:9-12 And he spoke this parable to certain which trusted in themselves …

Galatians 5:3,4 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is …

Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of …

Revelation 3:17,18 Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need …

submitted.

Leviticus 26:41 And that I also have walked contrary to them, and have brought them …

Nehemiah 9:33 However, you are just in all that is brought on us; for you have …

Job 33:27 He looks on men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that …

Lamentations 3:22 It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his …

Daniel 9:6-9 Neither have we listened to your servants the prophets, which spoke …

Luke 15:17-21 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of …

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