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

  • Steve morrow
    1 TIMOTHY 6:3. If any man teach otherwise and -- CONSENT NOT -- to wholesome words even the words of our LORD JESUS CHRIST and to the doctrine which is according to godliness --6:4-- he is proud knowing nothing -- ....... 6:6 but godliness with contentment is great gain
  • Steve morrow
    TITUS 2:11 for the Grace of GOD that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men --2:12-- TEACHING -- us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts we should live soberly righteously and godly in this present world ACTS 5:20 go stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life
  • Nathan
    The End of the Law, The End of Condemnation for those that Believe. There is no Law or Way or Works or Character to make you Righteous. Only Simple Faith.
  • Christian
    Truly Christ is the end of the law...., but worries me how men still hold unto the law and are boldly claiming to be law keepers.And the scriptures said ; for by grace are we saved. Through faith not of works least any man should boast.our salvation began in faith and must be completed in on the finished work of Christ
  • A disciple
    "For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth." Romans 10:4 Christ is the thing aimed at, the whole point, the sum and substance of the Law's intended meaning and its goal to show us what kind of people we are supposed to be from the beginning. NOT the end, as in it no longer is in effect or has any more right to exist because if we think we can say, that there is no more Law of God, then we might as well say that He has denied Himself and His own Nature which is impossible. The Law teaches us the character and nature of God, in whose image we are made. The Law will be fully enforced under the reign of Christ, and we will rule the Nations by His Law. The Word of God is, that the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the golry of the LORD as the waters cover the sea, and that all Nations shall one day rejoice how there is no Law so righteous as God's Law. And until the Lord returns to set up His kingdom and put away every wicked mouth against Him, that Scripture has yet to be fulfilled.
  • A disciple
    Christ is the the thing aimed at, the whole point, that which the whole law was intended to show from the beginning. NOT the end, as in it no longer is in effect or has any more right to exist because if we think we can say, that there is no more Law of God, then we might as well say that He has denied Himself and His own Nature which is impossible.

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