Romans 10:3

“For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For they being ignorant of Gods righteousnesse, and going about to establish their owne righteousnesse, haue not submitted themselues vnto the righteousnesse of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For not knowing about God's righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because, not having knowledge of God's righteousness, and desiring to give effect to their righteousness, they have not put themselves under the righteousness of God.
- Basic English Bible

For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own [righteousness], have not submitted to the righteousness of God.
- Darby Bible

For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God.
- Webster's Bible

Ignorant of the righteousness which God provides and building their hopes upon a righteousness of their own, they have refused submission to God's righteousness.
- Weymouth Bible

For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they didn't subject themselves to the righteousness of God.
- World English Bible

For thei vnknowynge Goddis riytwisnesse, and sekynge to make stidefast her owne riytfulnesse, ben not suget to the riytwisnesse of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

for not knowing the righteousness of God, and their own righteousness seeking to establish, to the righteousness of God they did not submit.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 10:3


10:3 For they being ignorant of the righteousness of God - Of the method God has established for the justification of a sinner. And seeking to establish their own righteousness - Their own method of acceptance with God. Have not submitted to the righteousness of God - The way of justification which he hath fixed.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 10:3


Ro 10:3 Being ignorant of God's righteousness. It is now shown that their zeal was "not according to knowledge" (Ro 10:2). Going about to establish their own righteousness. They had no knowledge of God's plan of righteousness, righteousness by believing upon Christ, but rejecting it they sought a righteousness of their own, of works, secured by keeping the law, and by obeying the traditions of men (Mr 7:7,8). Have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. On the other hand, they refused to submit to God's righteousness through faith.

Discussion for Romans 10

  • Jonathan Timmons
    For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved is the first part of it. This chapter expressed to call on the name of the lord/confess it. This means that you have transformed. Transformation is a total turn of events in your life. This means to give up your old ways and put on the new. This means to not go back and do what you were doing.
  • 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
  • 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.

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