Romans 10:19

“But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will prouoke you to iealousie by them that are no people, & by a foolish nation I will anger you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But I say, surely Israel did not know, did they? First Moses says, "I WILL MAKE YOU JEALOUS BY THAT WHICH IS NOT A NATION, BY A NATION WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING WILL I ANGER YOU."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But I say, Did Israel not know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy with that which is no nation, With a nation void of understanding will I anger you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But I say, Had Israel no knowledge? First Moses says, You will be moved to envy by that which is not a nation, and by a foolish people I will make you angry.
- Basic English Bible

But I say, Has not Israel known? First, Moses says, *I* will provoke you to jealousy through [them that are] not a nation: through a nation without understanding I will anger you.
- Darby Bible

But I say, Did not Israel know? First, Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
- Webster's Bible

But again, did Israel fail to understand? Listen to Moses first. He says, "I will fire you with jealousy against a nation which is no nation, and with fury against a nation devoid of understanding."
- Weymouth Bible

But I ask, didn't Israel know? First Moses says, "I will provoke you to jealousy with that which is no nation, with a nation void of understanding I will make you angry."
- World English Bible

But Y seie, Whether Israel knewe not? First Moyses seith, Y schal lede you to enuye, that ye ben no folc; that ye ben an vnwise folc, Y schal sende you in to wraththe.
- Wycliffe Bible

But I say, Did not Israel know? first Moses saith, `I will provoke you to jealousy by [that which is] not a nation; by an unintelligent nation I will anger you,'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 10:19


10:19 But hath not Israel known - They might have known, even from Moses and Isaiah, that many of the gentiles would be received, and many of the Jews rejected. I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are not a nation - As they followed gods that were not gods, so he accepted in their stead a nation that was not a nation; that is, a nation that was not in covenant with God. A foolish nation - Such are all which know not God. #Deut 32:21|


People's Bible Notes for Romans 10:19


Ro 10:19-21 Did not Israel know? Why, the Jew is supposed to object, if the Gospel has been extended so widely, is the greater portion of Israel in ignorance that the Gentiles were to be saved? Paul replies that Israel should have known: First, Moses saith. (1) Moses foretells the call of another people to the favor of God (De 32:21); Esaias . . . saith. (2) Isaiah still more plainly predicts the salvation of the Gentiles in Isa 65:1, and (3) he predicts the falling away of Israel in Isa 65:2.

Discussion for Romans 10

  • Steve morrow
    2 TIMOTHY 2:19 NEVERTHELESS THE FOUNDATION OF GOD STANDETH SURE HAVING THIS SEAL THE LORD KNOWETH THEM THAT ARE HIS AND LET EVERYONE THAT --- NAMETH THE NAME OF CHRIST --- DEPART FROM INIQUITY ***ACTS 3:26 UNTO YOU FIRST GOD HAVING RAISED UP HIS SON JESUS --- SENT HIM TO BLESS YOU --- IN TURNING AWAY EVERYONE OF YOU FROM HIS INIQUITIES***
  • Ray321
    Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. All we have to do is BELIEVE. with all the HEART. NOTHING MORE...
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 10:2 FOR I BEAR THEM RECORD THAT THEY HAVE A ZEAL OF GOD BUT NOT ACCORDING TO KNOWLEDGE JOHN 14:14 IF YOU SHALL ASK ANYTHING IN --- MY NAME --- I WILL DO IT 1 JOHN 5:14 AND THIS IS THE CONFIDENCE WE HAVE IN HIM THAT IF WE ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL HE HEARETH US PROVERBS 28:9 HE THAT TURNETH AWAY HIS EAR FROM HEARING THE LAW EVEN HIS PRAYER SHALL BE ABOMINATION
  • Darrell IBMs
    Irene123 and Bud another helpful scripture maybe Proverbs 14:12 "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."
  • Jonathan Timmons
    For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved is the first part of it. This chapter expressed to call on the name of the lord/confess it. This means that you have transformed. Transformation is a total turn of events in your life. This means to give up your old ways and put on the new. This means to not go back and do what you were doing.
  • Steve morrow
    Romans 10:3 for they being ignorant of GODS righteousness and going about to establish their own righteousness have not --- submitted themselves --- unto the righteousness of GOD proverbs 8:8 --- all --- the words of my mouth are in righteousness there is nothing froward or perverse in them

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