Romans 10:21

“But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But to Israel he sayth, All day long I haue stretched foorth my hands vnto a disobedient and gainesaying people.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But as for Israel He says, "ALL THE DAY LONG I HAVE STRETCHED OUT MY HANDS TO A DISOBEDIENT AND OBSTINATE PEOPLE."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But as to Israel he saith, All the day long did I spread out my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But about Israel he says; All the day my hands have been stretched out to a people whose hearts were turned away, and who put themselves against my word.
- Basic English Bible

But unto Israel he says, All the day long I have stretched out my hands unto a people disobeying and opposing.
- Darby Bible

But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands to a disobedient and gainsaying people.
- Webster's Bible

While as to Israel he says, "All day long I have stretched out My arms to a self-willed and fault-finding people."
- Weymouth Bible

But as to Israel he says, "All day long I stretched out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people."
- World English Bible

But to Israel he seith, Al dai Y streiyte out myn hondis to a puple that bileuede not, but ayen seide me.
- Wycliffe Bible

and unto Israel He saith, `All the day I did stretch out My hands unto a people unbelieving and gainsaying.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 10:21


10:21 An unbelieving and gainsaying people - Just opposite to those who believed with their hearts, and made confession with their mouths.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 10:21


Ro 10:21 But to Israel he saith. Quoted from Isa 65:2. All day long I have stretched forth my hands. It presents the figure of a parent, with hands extended, appealing to a wayward child. That child was the Jewish nation. It was cast off because it "would" be cast off. It refused to listen to appeals. See Mt 23:37. The apostle is far from ascribing the rejection of Israel to a divine decree, but he assigns the cause to Israel itself. Just so the Savior says in the passage just referred to, "How often 'would I' have gathered, . . . but 'ye would not'". The divine wish was that Israel should be saved, but Israel stubbornly refused.

Discussion for Romans 10

  • 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 ..... "
  • Lilian
    Lord i believe you Jesus that you have died and rose again. Thank you Jesus by your blood we are redeemed and pardoned. By your grace we are saved. Thank you Father for giving Jesus to us who paid the price i love you and will worship you forever. Help me Jesus to follow you and live like you.Thank you for giving your faith to me to understand your words help me Jesus to obey your words i meditate
  • 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 PSALM 119:138 THY TESTIMONIES THAT THOU HAST COMMANDED ARE RIGHTEOUS AND VERY FAITHFUL PSALM 119:172 MY TONGUE SHALL SPEAK OF THY WORD FOR ALL THY COMMANDMENTS ARE RIGHTEOUSNESS 1 JOHN 1:9 IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS HE IS FAITHFUL AND JUST TO FORGIVE US OUR SINS AND TO CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS JOHN 15:3 NOW YOU ARE CLEAN THROUGH THE WORD WHICH I HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU ROMANS 10:2 FOR I BEAR THEM RECORD THAT THEY HAVE A ZEAL OF GOD BUT NOT ACCORDING TO KNOWLEDGE
  • Steve morrow
    romans 10:13 for whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved 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 Romans 10:10 for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation 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
  • G. MENSAH
    So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing Undiluted Word of God.! From the Bible or True Men Of God. Beware, there are many fake words out there..! Lord Help Us daily that we don't fall but stay True to Your Words Only.! For there is Joy when we hear Your True Teachings.. Thank You Jesus..!

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