Romans 9:30
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New International Version
What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith;

New Living Translation
What does all this mean? Even though the Gentiles were not trying to follow God's standards, they were made right with God. And it was by faith that this took place.

English Standard Version
What shall we say, then? That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith;

Berean Study Bible
What then will we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith;

Berean Literal Bible
What then will we say? That Gentiles, not pursuing righteousness, have attained righteousness, and righteousness that is by faith;

New American Standard Bible
What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith;

King James Bible
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What should we say then? Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained righteousness--namely the righteousness that comes from faith.

International Standard Version
What can we say, then? Gentiles, who were not pursuing righteousness, have attained righteousness, a righteousness that comes through faith.

NET Bible
What shall we say then?--that the Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness obtained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
What shall we say, therefore? The Gentiles, who did not run after righteousness have obtained righteousness, even the righteousness which is from faith,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So what can we say? We can say that non-Jewish people who were not trying to gain God's approval won his approval, an approval based on faith.

New American Standard 1977
What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith;

Jubilee Bible 2000
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who did not follow after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, that is to say, the righteousness which is by faith,

King James 2000 Bible
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.

American King James Version
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.

American Standard Version
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who followed not after righteousness, attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith:

Douay-Rheims Bible
What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who followed not after justice, have attained to justice, even the justice that is of faith.

Darby Bible Translation
What then shall we say? That [they of the] nations, who did not follow after righteousness, have attained righteousness, but [the] righteousness that is on the principle of faith.

English Revised Version
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith:

Webster's Bible Translation
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles who followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith:

Weymouth New Testament
To what conclusion does this bring us? Why, that the Gentiles, who were not in pursuit of righteousness, have overtaken it--a righteousness, however, which arises from faith;

World English Bible
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who didn't follow after righteousness, attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith;

Young's Literal Translation
What, then, shall we say? that nations who are not pursuing righteousness did attain to righteousness, and righteousness that is of faith,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:30-33 The Gentiles knew not their guilt and misery, therefore were not careful to procure a remedy. Yet they attained to righteousness by faith. Not by becoming proselytes to the Jewish religion, and submitting to the ceremonial law; but by embracing Christ, and believing in him, and submitting to the gospel. The Jews talked much of justification and holiness, and seemed very ambitious to be the favourites of God. They sought, but not in the right way, not in the humbling way, not in the appointed way. Not by faith, not by embracing Christ, depending upon Christ, and submitting to the gospel. They expected justification by observing the precepts and ceremonies of the law of Moses. The unbelieving Jews had a fair offer of righteousness, life, and salvation, made them upon gospel terms, which they did not like, and would not accept. Have we sought to know how we may be justified before God, seeking that blessing in the way here pointed out, by faith in Christ, as the Lord our Righteousness? Then we shall not be ashamed in that awful day, when all refuges of lies shall be swept away, and the Divine wrath shall overflow every hiding-place but that which God hath prepared in his own Son.
Study Bible
Israel's Unbelief
29It is just as Isaiah predicted: “Unless the Lord of Hosts had left us descendants, we would have become like Sodom, we would have resembled Gomorrah.” 30What then will we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith; 31but Israel, who pursued a law of righteousness, has not attained it.…
Cross References
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 3:5
But if our unrighteousness highlights the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unjust to inflict His wrath on us? I am speaking in human terms.

Romans 3:21
But now, apart from the Law, the righteousness of God has been revealed, as attested by the Law and the Prophets.

Romans 3:22
And this righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no distinction,

Romans 9:14
What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Absolutely not!

Romans 9:31
but Israel, who pursued a law of righteousness, has not attained it.

Romans 10:6
But the righteousness that is by faith says: "Do not say in your heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven?' (that is, to bring Christ down)

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."

Galatians 2:16
know that a man is not justified by works of the Law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have believed in Christ Jesus, that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the Law, because by works of the Law no one will be justified.

Galatians 3:24
So the Law became our guardian to lead us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Treasury of Scripture

What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.

shall. See on ver.

Romans 9:14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.

Romans 3:5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what …

the Gentiles.

Romans 1:18-32 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness …

Romans 4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness …

Romans 10:20 But Esaias is very bold, and said, I was found of them that sought …

Isaiah 65:1,2 I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that …

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of …

Ephesians 2:12 That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the …

Ephesians 4:17-19 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now …

1 Peter 4:3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have worked the will …

followed.

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

Proverbs 15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but he loves …

Proverbs 21:21 He that follows after righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, …

Isaiah 51:1 Listen to me, you that follow after righteousness, you that seek …

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, …

even the righteousness.

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

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

Romans 4:9,11,13,22 Comes this blessedness then on the circumcision only, or on the uncircumcision …

Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through …

Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believes to righteousness; and with the mouth …

Galatians 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen …

Galatians 5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

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

Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved …

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