Romans 10:3
New International Version
Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.

New Living Translation
For they don't understand God's way of making people right with himself. Refusing to accept God's way, they cling to their own way of getting right with God by trying to keep the law.

English Standard Version
For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness.

Berean Study Bible
Because they were ignorant of God’s righteousness and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness.

Berean Literal Bible
For being ignorant of the righteousness of God and seeking to establish the own righteousness, they did not submit to the righteousness of God.

New American Standard Bible
For not knowing about God's righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

King James Bible
For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

Christian Standard Bible
Since they are ignorant of the righteousness of God and attempted to establish their own righteousness, they have not submitted to God's righteousness.

Contemporary English Version
what makes people acceptable to him. So they refuse to trust God, and they try to be acceptable by obeying the Law.

Good News Translation
They have not known the way in which God puts people right with himself, and instead, they have tried to set up their own way; and so they did not submit themselves to God's way of putting people right.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because they disregarded the righteousness from God and attempted to establish their own righteousness, they have not submitted themselves to God's righteousness.

International Standard Version
For they are ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God while they try to establish their own, and they have not submitted to God's means to attain righteousness.

NET Bible
For ignoring the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking instead to establish their own righteousness, they did not submit to God's righteousness.

New Heart English Bible
For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For they have not known the righteousness of God, but they have sought to establish their own righteousness, and therefore they have not submitted to the righteousness of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They don't understand [how to receive] God's approval. So they try to set up their own way to get it, and they have not accepted God's way for receiving his approval.

New American Standard 1977
For not knowing about God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

King James 2000 Bible
For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

American King James Version
For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God.

American Standard Version
For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they, not knowing the justice of God, and seeking to establish their own, have not submitted themselves to the justice of God.

Darby Bible Translation
For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own [righteousness], have not submitted to the righteousness of God.

English Revised Version
For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God.

Weymouth New Testament
Ignorant of the righteousness which God provides and building their hopes upon a righteousness of their own, they have refused submission to God's righteousness.

World English Bible
For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they didn't subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

Young's Literal Translation
for not knowing the righteousness of God, and their own righteousness seeking to establish, to the righteousness of God they did not submit.
Study Bible
The Word Brings Salvation
2For I testify about them that they are zealous for God, but not on the basis of knowledge. 3Because they were ignorant of God’s righteousness and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. 4Christ is the end of the Law, in order to bring righteousness to everyone who believes.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 6:25
And if we are careful to observe every one of these commandments before the LORD our God just as He has commanded us, then that will be our righteousness."

Isaiah 51:1
Listen to Me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were cut, and to the quarry from which you were hewn.

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 10:2
For I testify about them that they are zealous for God, but not on the basis of knowledge.

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."

Romans 11:7
What then? What Israel was seeking, it failed to obtain, but the elect did. The others were hardened,

Treasury of Scripture

For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God.

God's 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 3:22,26
Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: …

Romans 5:19
For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

to establish.

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

Isaiah 57:12
I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for they shall not profit thee.

Isaiah 64:6
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

submitted.

Leviticus 26:41
And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:

Nehemiah 9:33
Howbeit thou art just in all that is brought upon us; for thou hast done right, but we have done wickedly:

Job 33:27
He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;







Lexicon
Because
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

they were ignorant
ἀγνοοῦντες (agnoountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 50: To do not know, be ignorant of, sometimes with the idea of willful ignorance.

of God’s
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

righteousness
δικαιοσύνην (dikaiosynēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1343: From dikaios; equity; specially justification.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

sought
ζητοῦντες (zētountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

to establish
στῆσαι (stēsai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2476: A prolonged form of a primary stao stah'-o; to stand, used in various applications.

[their]
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

own,
ἰδίαν (idian)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

they did not submit
ὑπετάγησαν (hypetagēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5293: From hupo and tasso; to subordinate; reflexively, to obey.

to
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

God’s
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

righteousness.
δικαιοσύνῃ (dikaiosynē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1343: From dikaios; equity; specially justification.
(3) God's righteousness.--See Romans 1:17; Romans 3:21.

Their own righteousness.--A righteousness founded on their own works.

10:1-4 The Jews built on a false foundation, and refused to come to Christ for free salvation by faith, and numbers in every age do the same in various ways. The strictness of the law showed men their need of salvation by grace, through faith. And the ceremonies shadowed forth Christ as fulfilling the righteousness, and bearing the curse of the law. So that even under the law, all who were justified before God, obtained that blessing by faith, whereby they were made partakers of the perfect righteousness of the promised Redeemer. The law is not destroyed, nor the intention of the Lawgiver disappointed; but full satisfaction being made by the death of Christ for our breach of the law, the end is gained. That is, Christ has fulfilled the whole law, therefore whoever believeth in him, is counted just before God, as much as though he had fulfilled the whole law himself. Sinners never could go on in vain fancies of their own righteousness, if they knew the justice of God as a Governor, or his righteousness as a Saviour.
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