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

  • 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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