Romans 10:2

“For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I beare them record, that they haue a zeale of God, but not according to knowledge.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For I give witness of them that they have a strong desire for God, but not with knowledge.
- Basic English Bible

For I bear them witness that they have zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
- Darby Bible

For I bear them testimony that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
- Webster's Bible

For I bear witness that they possess an enthusiasm for God, but it is an unenlightened enthusiasm.
- Weymouth Bible

For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
- World English Bible

But Y bere witnessyng to hem, that thei han loue of God, but not aftir kunnyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

for I bear them testimony that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 10:2


10:2 They have a zeal, but not according to knowledge - They had zeal without knowledge; we have knowledge without zeal.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 10:2


Ro 10:2 They have a zeal of God. They were religious, conscientious, zealous. but mistaken and fanatical. For examples of their mistaken zeal, see Ac 21:27-31 22:3. Even mistaken zeal is better than indifference.

Discussion for Romans 10

  • Lori
    Cutting my hair is not a sin. Every phrase is not literal. The Lord loves us and we can a still lived saved.
  • Irene123
    Bud on 3-'17, Rom.10:8-9; I gave you scripture, which you thanked me for, but said you would serve God your way. There's no scripture in God's word that allows us 'our' way; One has to diligently search His Word for His truth. If one takes just vs. 9
  • 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 EVERYONE OF YOU FROM HIS INIQUITIES
  • Rose Day
    Lillian - May The Good Lord keep you and guide you always. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen
  • Irene123
    The book of Romans was written to the church in Rome, but not the one that is predominant there now. This EARLY church was established after Acts 2:38 was preached by Peter. The ch. in Rome had already gone thru Acts 2:38; this letter is an 'epistle', which simply means letter, a letter of further instruction for their life long walk with Jesus. V. 9 refers to DAILY acknowledging Him in prayer.
  • Irene123
    V. 14 - " ..... and how shall they hear without a preacher ..... "

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