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
    romans 10:13 for whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved 2 tim 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 from iniquity MATTHEW 7:23 AND THEN I WILL PROFESS UNTO THEM I NEVER KNEW YOU DEPART FROM ME YOU THAT WORK INIQUITY
  • Bruce
    Bud:Matthew 7:20 by their fruit you will know,just like you know a tomato plant or lemon tree./-- And washed us from our sins in His own Blood:Revelation 1:5/ No man can come to me,except The Father which sent me draw him--John 6:44/ Forgiving 1John1:9/you will be baptized with The Holy Ghost and fire Matthew3:11/ if any man be in Christ he is a new creature 2Corinthians 5:17 -you will know!
  • Bud
    Irene 123: Thanks for the update, I see that you are will book learned and now more then I for I am still learning but I think you miss the point READ John 3 : 16 again and when I do it does not say you will have to have the HOLY SPIRIT but believe in the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Maybe it's the way I believe but it's my way.
  • R.J.
    No they can not be saved. Only people that are at an unaccountable age can be saved with out asking Jesus to forgive them of the sins and to ask him to be there savior.
  • Irene123
    Bud - Rom. 10:8-9 (Rom.1:7 "called to be saints"). The church in Rome was already established; Paul wasn't writing to sinners. Jesus' church was established in Acts ch. 2 (Acts 2:37-38). The 'calling' and 'believing' were already done for these saints in Acts 2:38. Paul was just reminding them of this because he knew some were weak in their N.T. belief and were thinking about the O.T. law they had
  • A disciple
    Thank you, Bud! While we are commanded to judge righteous judgment, and not to hate our brother in our heart by allowing sin upon him; the things that belong only to God, is NOT for us to meddle in! There is a very interesting part in Ezekiel, that speaks of even Sodom and Samaria being restored by God to their former estate; (Eze. 16:53-55); which sheds some great light upon that subject.

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