Romans 9:32
Parallel Verses
New Living Translation
Why not? Because they were trying to get right with God by keeping the law instead of by trusting in him. They stumbled over the great rock in their path.

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;

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore? Because it was not on the principle of faith, but as of works. They have stumbled at the stumblingstone,

World English Bible
Why? Because they didn't seek it by faith, but as it were by works of the law. They stumbled over the stumbling stone;

Young's Literal Translation
wherefore? because -- not by faith, but as by works of law; for they did stumble at the stone of stumbling,

Romans 9:32 Parallel
Commentary
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

9:32 And wherefore have they not? Is it because God eternally decreed they should not? There is nothing like this to be met with but agreeable to his argument the apostle gives us this good reason for it, Because they sought it not by faith - Whereby alone it could be attained. But as it were - In effect, if not professsedly, by works. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone - Christ crucified.

Romans 9:32 Parallel Commentaries

Library
The Love which Withers.
"Therefore hath He mercy on whom He will have mercy, and whom He will He hardeneth."--Rom. ix. 18. The idea of hardening is so awful that, with all its unsanctified pity and natural religion, the human heart rejects it as a horrible thought. Natural compassion can not bear the idea that a fellow man, instigated to evil by it, should forever ruin himself. And natural religion can not conceive of a God who, instead of persuading His creature to virtue, should give him up and incite him to sin. This
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

It is Also Written, "But I Say unto You...
28. It is also written, "But I say unto you, Swear not at all." But the Apostle himself has used oaths in his Epistles. [2342] And so he shows how that is to be taken which is said, "I say unto you, Swear not at all:" that is, lest by swearing one come to a facility in swearing, from facility to a custom, and so from a custom there be a downfall into perjury. And therefore he is not found to have sworn except in writing, where there is more wary forethought, and no precipitate tongue withal. And
St. Augustine—On Lying

Flee Away, My Beloved, and be Thou Like to a Roe or to a Young Hart Upon the Mountains of Spices.
The soul having now no other interest than that of the Bridegroom, either for self or for any other creature, and who can will nothing except His glory, seeing something which dishonors Him, cries out, Flee away, my Beloved! Leave these places which offer Thee no perfume. Come to those souls who are as mountains of spices, raised above the fetid vapors corrupted by the wickedness of this world. These mountains owe their sweetness to the odor of the exquisite virtues which Thou hast planted in them,
Madame Guyon—Song of Songs of Solomon

Messiah's Innocence vindicated
He was taken from prison and from judgment, and who shall declare his generation? For he was cut off out of the land of the living; for the transgression of my people was he stricken. L et not plain Christians be stumbled because there are difficulties in the prophetical parts of the Scriptures, and because translators and expositors sometimes explain them with some difference, as to the sense. Whatever directly relates to our faith, practice, and comfort, may be plainly collected from innumerable
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Cross References
Isaiah 8:14
He will keep you safe. But to Israel and Judah he will be a stone that makes people stumble, a rock that makes them fall. And for the people of Jerusalem he will be a trap and a snare.

Isaiah 8:15
Many will stumble and fall, never to rise again. They will be snared and captured."

1 Peter 2:6
As the Scriptures say, "I am placing a cornerstone in Jerusalem, chosen for great honor, and anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced."

1 Peter 2:8
And, "He is the stone that makes people stumble, the rock that makes them fall." They stumble because they do not obey God's word, and so they meet the fate that was planned for them.

Jump to Previous
Arise Faith Foot Law Merit Pursue Pursued Pursuing Regarded Righteousness Searching Seek Sought Stone Stuck Stumble Stumbled Stumbling Stumblingstone Stumbling-Stone Way Wherefore Works
Jump to Next
Arise Faith Foot Law Merit Pursue Pursued Pursuing Regarded Righteousness Searching Seek Sought Stone Stuck Stumble Stumbled Stumbling Stumblingstone Stumbling-Stone Way Wherefore Works
Links
Romans 9:32 NIV
Romans 9:32 NLT
Romans 9:32 ESV
Romans 9:32 NASB
Romans 9:32 KJV

Romans 9:32 Bible Apps
Romans 9:32 Biblia Paralela
Romans 9:32 Chinese Bible
Romans 9:32 French Bible
Romans 9:32 German Bible

Romans 9:32 Commentaries

Bible Hub
Romans 9:31
Top of Page
Top of Page