Romans 9:30
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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;

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.

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.

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;

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Vincent's Word Studies

Attained (κατέλαβεν)

See on perceived, Acts 4:13, and see on taketh, Mark 9:18; see on John 1:5. Compare attained (ἔφθασεν, Romans 9:31). Rev., arrive at. See on Matthew 12:28. The meaning is substantially the same, only the imagery in the two words differs; the former being that of laying hold of a prize, and the latter of arriving at a goal. The latter is appropriate to following after, and is carried out in stumbling (Romans 9:32).

Even (δὲ)

or and that. Subjoining something distinct and different from what precedes, though not sharply opposed to it. Attained righteousness, that is not that arising from these works, but from faith.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 shall we say? Is God unrighteous who takes vengeance?...

the Gentiles.

Romans 1:18-32 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness...

Romans 4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised...

Romans 10:20 But Esaias is very bold, and said, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest to them that asked not after me.

Isaiah 65:1,2 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...

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters...

Ephesians 2:12 That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise...

Ephesians 4:17-19 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now on walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind...

1 Peter 4:3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have worked the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts...

followed.

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

Proverbs 15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but he loves him that follows after righteousness.

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

Isaiah 51:1 Listen to me, you that follow after righteousness, you that seek the LORD: look to the rock from where you are hewn...

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

even the righteousness.

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Romans 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ to all and on all them that believe: for there is no difference:

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

Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believes to righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made to salvation.

Galatians 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel to Abraham, saying...

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 the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ...

Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house...

Cross References
Romans 1:17
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, "The righteous shall live by faith."

Romans 3:5
But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.)

Romans 3:21
But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it--

Romans 3:22
the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction:

Romans 9:14
What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God's part? By no means!

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

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

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