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

  • G. MENSAH
    So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing Undiluted Word of God.! From the Bible or True Men Of God. Beware, there are many fake words out there..! Lord Help Us daily that we don't fall but stay True to Your Words Only.! For there is Joy when we hear Your True Teachings.. Thank You Jesus..!
  • Lenny
    Amen! Hearing the word of God results in confidence and ambitions about seeking more of God and within this journey faith ignites. My thoughts is, faith is a strong belief. We cannot have faith in ignoring the word of God. The word of God is to continuously be heard by and not be ignored daily.
  • Irene123
    Rom. 10:13-17; Heb. 10:25; MAR. 25, '17 - Sun. 8:30a.m.
  • Deborah Williams
    It's true, having faith in God's Word brings you peace of mind, and you can mediate and have discernment in the choices you make in your life.
  • MockingBird
    Faith comes by hearing God's word over , and over , and over , and over , and over , and over , again , and again , and again , and again , and again , and again . Once I've heard , it is time to act on that faith and be doing God's word. God expects me to be doing His word as well as hearing His word . I expect God to do things for me and He in turn expects me to do things for Him as in obeying Him !! Praise God Forever more !!
  • Debbie
    Abraham had faith even as he took Isaac to sacrifice him to the Lord, and the Lord provided a ram! God is true to His Word, we never have to be afraid that He will require more of us than we can give. Jesus was His perfect sacrifice for us. God gave it ALL for us so that we can come to Him as we are through Jesus.

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