Romans 9:32
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English Standard Version
Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were based on works. They have stumbled over the stumbling stone,

King James Bible
Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;

American Standard Version
Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by works. They stumbled at the stone of stumbling;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why so? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were of works. For they stumbled at the stumblingstone.

English Revised Version
Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by works. They stumbled at the stone of stumbling;

Webster's Bible Translation
Why? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling-stone;

Weymouth New Testament
And why? Because they were pursuing a righteousness which should arise not from faith, but from what they regarded as merit. They stuck their foot against the stone which lay in their way;

Romans 9:32 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Not by faith (οὐκ ἐκ πίστεως)

A.V. and Rev. supply the ellipsis, they sought it not.

They stumbled (προσέκοψαν)

"In their foolish course Israel thought they were advancing on a clear path, and lo! all at once there was found in this way an obstacle upon which they were broken; and this obstacle was the very Messiah whom they had so long invoked in all their prayers" (Godet).

Romans 9:32 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Because.

Romans 4:16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed...

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

Matthew 19:16-20 And, behold, one came and said to him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life...

John 6:27-29 Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give to you...

Acts 16:30-34 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved...

1 John 5:9-12 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he has testified of his Son...

they stumbled.

Romans 11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come to the Gentiles...

Matthew 13:57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house.

Luke 2:34 And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel...

Luke 7:23 And blessed is he, whoever shall not be offended in me.

1 Corinthians 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block, and to the Greeks foolishness;

Cross References
Isaiah 8:14
And he will become a sanctuary and a stone of offense and a rock of stumbling to both houses of Israel, a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

Isaiah 8:15
And many shall stumble on it. They shall fall and be broken; they shall be snared and taken."

1 Peter 2:6
For it stands in Scripture: "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame."

1 Peter 2:8
and "A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense." They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.

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