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

  • MUKISA EMMA DANIEL
    PSALMS 119:105 SAYS," THAT THE WORD OF THE LORD IS THE LIGHT TO MY FEET"
    The Word of God has power to lead you to a place with a lot of joy and happinness thus paving way for thd chosen of the Lord to enter into his destination.
  • Kerrry A.Schlegel
    Salvation has to do with humility, and being sincere! God knows exactly what goes on in our hearts, and if one humbles themselves with God and are sincere about wanting to get saved, he will save that person! Amen.
  • A disciple
    Romans 10:10 "For with the heart man believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." Ezekiel 33:31 "And they come unto thee as the people comes, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goes after their covetousness." In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus began to teach us what it means to have the kingdom of heaven within us what was true religion and piety, and what was false. MAny times and many ways He protests to us, "Thou shalt NOT be as the hypocrites!" Yet the doctrine of the Pharisees persists and multitudes believe that merely "Mouthing" the words is all it needs to get their names in the Divine Registry! You can't put words in someone's mouth that isn't in their heart and without the truth in the heart, the words will not mean a thing to God. They have to know the Truth in order to acknowledge the Truth unto a saving faith in Christ. "You cannot give what you haven't got!"
  • 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 ACTS 10:35 BUT IN EVERY NATION HE THAT FEARETH HIM AND --WORKETH--RIGHTEOUSNESS IS ACCEPTED WITH HIM PROVERBS 8:8 ALL THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM PSALM 15:1 LORD WHO SHALL ABIDE IN THY TABERNACLE WHO SHALL DWELL IN THY HOLY HILL --15:2-- HE THAT WALKETH UPRIGHTLY AND WORKETH RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SPEAKETH --THE TRUTH-- IN HIS HEART PSALM 94:15 BUT JUDGEMENT SHALL RETURN UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS AND ALL THE UPRIGHT IN HEART SHALL FOLLOW IT 1 CORINTHIANS 15:34 AWAKE TO RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SIN NOT FOR SOME HAVE NOT THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD I SPEAK THIS TO YOUR SHAME 1 THESSALONIANS 2:13 FOR THIS CAUSE ALSO WE THANK GOD WITHOUT CEASING BECAUSE WHEN YOU RECEIVED THE WORD OF GOD WHICH YOU HEARD OF US YOU RECEIVED IT NOT AS THE WORD OF MEN BUT AS IT IS IN TRUTH THE WORD OF GOD WHICH EFFECTUALLY WORKETH ALSO --IN YOU THAT BELIEVE--
  • Lilian
    With the heart of man believeth the righteousness and his mouth of confessions make him saved Only thru Jesus whom we believed that He is the Son of the living God and came in flesh so that you and me will have life in abundance shall be saved. Jesus is the only Savior and by blood shed and his grace we are saved Let's give thanks to the Lord and praise Jesus for everything he have done into our
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 10:15 AND HOW SHALL THEY PREACH EXCEPT THEY BE SENT AS IT IS WRITTEN HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THEM THAT PREACH THE GOSPEL OF PEACE AND BRING GLAD TIDINGS OF GOOD THINGS MARK 10:18 AND JESUS SAID UNTO HIM WHY CALLEST THOU ME GOOD THERE IS NONE GOOD BUT ONE THAT IS GOD PSALM 119:101 I HAVE REFRAINED MY FEET FROM EVERY---EVIL WAY---THAT I MIGHT KEEP THY WORD

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