Romans 10:5

“For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For Moses describeth the righteousnesse which is of the Law, that the man which doeth those things shall liue by them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on law shall live by that righteousness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For Moses writeth that the man that doeth the righteousness which is of the law shall live thereby.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For Moses says that the man who does the righteousness which is of the law will get life by it.
- Basic English Bible

For Moses lays down in writing the righteousness which is of the law, The man who has practised those things shall live by them.
- Darby Bible

For Moses describeth the righteousness which is by the law, That the man who doeth these things shall live by them.
- Webster's Bible

Moses says that he whose actions conform to the righteousness required by the Law shall live by that righteousness.
- Weymouth Bible

For Moses writes about the righteousness of the law, "The one who does them will live by them."
- World English Bible

For Moises wroot, For the man that schal do riytwisnesse that is of the lawe, schal lyue in it.
- Wycliffe Bible

for Moses doth describe the righteousness that [is] of the law, that, `The man who did them shall live in them,'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 10:5


10:5 For Moses describeth the only righteousness which is attainable by the law, when he saith, The man who doeth these things shall live by them - that is, he that perfectly keeps all these precepts in every point, he alone may claim life and salvation by them. But this way of justification is impossible to any who have ever transgressed any one law in any point. #Lev 18:5|


People's Bible Notes for Romans 10:5


Ro 10:5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is by the law. Paul now shows the Jews who cling to the law that the law itself is against the law as a way of securing righteousness. In Le 18:5. The man which doeth those things shall live by them. He who keeps the law in all respects blameless shall have life. But Paul has elsewhere shown that no one can keep the law perfectly (see notes on Ro 2:13 4:15,16 Ga 3:12). That righteousness, then, requires a perfect obedience, a sinless life. What Jew could say that he had never sinned?

Discussion for Romans 10

  • Lori
    Cutting my hair is not a sin. Every phrase is not literal. The Lord loves us and we can a still lived saved.
  • 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.
  • Irene123
    V. 14 - " ..... and how shall they hear without a preacher ..... "

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