Romans 10:2
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English Standard Version
For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

King James Bible
For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

American Standard Version
For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I bear them witness, that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

English Revised Version
For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I bear them testimony that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

Weymouth New Testament
For I bear witness that they possess an enthusiasm for God, but it is an unenlightened enthusiasm.

Romans 10:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

I bear them record (μαρτυρῶ)

Rev. witness. "He seems to be alluding to his conduct of former days, and to say, 'I know something of it, of that zeal'" (Godet).

Zeal of God (ζῆλον Θεοῦ)

Rev., zeal for God. Like the phrase "faith of Christ" for "faith in Christ" (Philippians 3:9); compare Colossians 2:12; Ephesians 3:12; John 2:17, "the zeal of thine house," i.e., "for thy house."

Knowledge (ἐπίγνωσιν)

Full or correct and vital knowledge. See on Romans 1:28; see on Romans 3:20.

Romans 10:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I bear them. By this fine apology for the Jews, the Apostle prepares them for the harsher truths which he was about to deliver.

2 Corinthians 8:3 For to their power, I bear record, yes, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;

Galatians 4:15 Where is then the blessedness you spoke of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible...

Colossians 4:13 For I bear him record, that he has a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.

that they.

2 Kings 10:16 And he said, Come with me, and see my zeal for the LORD. So they made him ride in his chariot.

John 16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yes, the time comes, that whoever kills you will think that he does God service.

Acts 21:20,28 And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said to him, You see, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe...

Acts 22:3,22 I am truly a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel...

Acts 26:9,10 I truly thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth...

Galatians 1:14 And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers...

Galatians 4:17,18 They zealously affect you, but not well; yes, they would exclude you, that you might affect them...

Philippians 3:6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

but not.

Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness...

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

Psalm 14:4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not on the LORD.

Proverbs 19:2 Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hastens with his feet sins.

Isaiah 27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent...

2 Corinthians 4:4,6 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ...

Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;

Cross References
Acts 21:20
And when they heard it, they glorified God. And they said to him, "You see, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews of those who have believed. They are all zealous for the law,

Romans 9:31
but that Israel who pursued a law that would lead to righteousness did not succeed in reaching that law.

Romans 10:1
Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.

Romans 10:3
For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.

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