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

  • Joe 667
    Job 26 7 says He hung the earth on nothing when the learned people of this world believed the earth was flat. Job was probably ridiculed and certainly the Jews that believed this were however when science caught up, Job was right. If you believe and teach the words of this Gospel, you will not be ashamed. Verse 11
  • Edna
    the end of the law is thru Jesus Crist. Try as we may we will never make it , only thru faith in the work of the Ressurtion and finish work of the cross(being born again we have this wonderful gift of eternal life
  • 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 AWAY EVERYONE OF YOU FROM HIS INIQUITIES***
  • Ray321
    Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. All we have to do is BELIEVE. with all the HEART. NOTHING MORE...
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 10:2 FOR I BEAR THEM RECORD THAT THEY HAVE A ZEAL OF GOD BUT NOT ACCORDING TO KNOWLEDGE JOHN 14:14 IF YOU SHALL ASK ANYTHING IN --- MY NAME --- I WILL DO IT 1 JOHN 5:14 AND THIS IS THE CONFIDENCE WE HAVE IN HIM THAT IF WE ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL HE HEARETH US PROVERBS 28:9 HE THAT TURNETH AWAY HIS EAR FROM HEARING THE LAW EVEN HIS PRAYER SHALL BE ABOMINATION
  • Darrell IBMs
    Irene123 and Bud another helpful scripture maybe Proverbs 14:12 "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."

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