Romans 10:4

“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For Christ is the end of the Law for righteousnes to euery one that beleeueth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For Christ is the end of the law unto righteousness to every one that believeth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who has faith.
- Basic English Bible

For Christ is [the] end of law for righteousness to every one that believes.
- Darby Bible

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
- Webster's Bible

For as a means of righteousness Christ is the termination of Law to every believer.
- Weymouth Bible

For Christ is the fulfillment of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
- World English Bible

For the ende of the lawe is Crist, to riytwisnesse to ech man that bileueth.
- Wycliffe Bible

For Christ is an end of law for righteousness to every one who is believing,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 10:4


10:4 For Christ is the end of the law - The scope and aim of it. It is the very design of the law, to bring men to believe in Christ for justification and salvation. And he alone gives that pardon and life which the law shows the want of, but cannot give. To every one - Whether Jew or gentile, treated of, #Ro 10:11|, &c. That believeth - Treated of, #Ro 10:5|.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 10:4


Ro 10:4 For Christ [is] the end of the law for righteousness. The meaning is that the whole law pointed to Christ, and his righteousness. They were its object. Yet the Jews clung to the law, and refused to believe upon Christ, in whom the law met its fulfillment. To every one that believeth. As long as the Jews remained in unbelief, they were cut off from Christ. He who believes submits to God's plan of righteousness.

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.