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 10:3

  • Golden Chiponda for verse 3
    They had not believed the new covenant that was brought by the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the salvation through grace and by faith So they remained enveloped in the darkness of the law and using their carnal wisdom and traditional beliefs they preached righteousness which they believed traditionally and not righteousness from God which comes by taking Jesus Christ as your personal savior and Lord

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