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

  • Steve morrow
    1 TIMOTHY 6:3. If any man teach otherwise and -- CONSENT NOT -- to wholesome words even the words of our LORD JESUS CHRIST and to the doctrine which is according to godliness --6:4-- he is proud knowing nothing -- ....... 6:6 but godliness with contentment is great gain
  • Steve morrow
    TITUS 2:11 for the Grace of GOD that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men --2:12-- TEACHING -- us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts we should live soberly righteously and godly in this present world ACTS 5:20 go stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life
  • Nathan
    The End of the Law, The End of Condemnation for those that Believe. There is no Law or Way or Works or Character to make you Righteous. Only Simple Faith.
  • Christian
    Truly Christ is the end of the law...., but worries me how men still hold unto the law and are boldly claiming to be law keepers.And the scriptures said ; for by grace are we saved. Through faith not of works least any man should boast.our salvation began in faith and must be completed in on the finished work of Christ
  • A disciple
    "For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth." Romans 10:4 Christ is the thing aimed at, the whole point, the sum and substance of the Law's intended meaning and its goal to show us what kind of people we are supposed to be from the beginning. NOT the end, as in it no longer is in effect or has any more right to exist because if we think we can say, that there is no more Law of God, then we might as well say that He has denied Himself and His own Nature which is impossible. The Law teaches us the character and nature of God, in whose image we are made. The Law will be fully enforced under the reign of Christ, and we will rule the Nations by His Law. The Word of God is, that the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the golry of the LORD as the waters cover the sea, and that all Nations shall one day rejoice how there is no Law so righteous as God's Law. And until the Lord returns to set up His kingdom and put away every wicked mouth against Him, that Scripture has yet to be fulfilled.
  • A disciple
    Christ is the the thing aimed at, the whole point, that which the whole law was intended to show from the beginning. NOT the end, as in it no longer is in effect or has any more right to exist because if we think we can say, that there is no more Law of God, then we might as well say that He has denied Himself and His own Nature which is impossible.

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