Romans 11:33

“O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

O the depth of the riches both of the wisedome and knowledge of God! how vnsearchable are his iudgements, and his wayes past finding out!
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out!
- American Standard Version (1901)

O how deep is the wealth of the wisdom and knowledge of God! no one is able to make discovery of his decisions, and his ways may not be searched out.
- Basic English Bible

O depth of riches both of [the] wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable his judgments, and untraceable his ways!
- Darby Bible

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
- Webster's Bible

Oh, how inexhaustible are God's resources and God's wisdom and God's knowledge! How impossible it is to search into His decrees or trace His footsteps!
- Weymouth Bible

Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out!
- World English Bible

O! the heiynesse of the ritchessis of the wisdom and of the kunnyng of God; hou incomprehensible ben hise domes, and hise weies ben vnserchable.
- Wycliffe Bible

O depth of riches, and wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable His judgments, and untraceable His ways!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 11:33


11:33 O the depth of the riches, and wisdom, and knowledge of God - In the ninth chapter, St. Paul had sailed but in a narrow sea: now he is in the ocean. The depth of the riches is described, #Ro 11:35|; the depth of wisdom, #Ro 11:34|; the depth of knowledge, in the latter part of this verse. Wisdom directs all things to the best end; knowledge sees that end. How unsearchable are his judgments - With regard to unbelievers. His ways - With regard to believers. His ways are more upon a level; His judgments a great deep. But even his ways we cannot trace.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 11:33


Ro 11:33-36 O the depth of the riches. The rest of the chapter is an outburst of wonder and praise. From a mountain height the apostle surveys the sublime plan of God, and his soul breaks out in a transport of delight. In this wonderful plan for the salvation of Jew and Gentile there is an unfathomable depth of riches, and wisdom, and knowledge. The depth of the "knowledge" is shown in the latter part of Ro 11:33; the "wisdom" is described in Ro 11:34; and the "riches" in Ro 11:35.

Discussion for Romans 11

  • Lu2677
    Bruce,John 6:44"draw"is a call, high calling of God. Romans 11:29 "For the gifts and calling of God, are without repentance." Apparently God called you with a"tug of the heart", but you cannot go around saying that it would happen to everyone that he calls.If this is what you are saying you are in breach of Ro.11:29, you are implying that one should repent/not saved; if they did not feel a tug.
  • Andy
    Sentinel God,s gift of salvation is a gift you cannot work to get it.
    You become born again you are changed this will produce in you a desire to serve God and do works. Works come as a result of a relationship with God not the other way around.
    Jesus death on the cross paid our debt no work we can ever do can equal His sacrifice
  • Irene123
    Child of God - We, the Gentiles, were grafted in. God DOES NOT think like we think. He has provided FULL salvation for us , just as He did for Israel in the O.T. When we are saved we are granted the FULL benefits of that salvation. God is NO respecter of persons, Rom. 2:11; Jas, 2:9; Pro 24:3. No, we are indeed NOT 'step-children'. He wants all to be saved and come to the KNOWLEDGE of the truth.
  • Bruce
    Sentinel:Read John 6:44:called,if you feel a tug on your Heart ask Forgiveness! You will be Washed,Revelation 1:5 and Baptized with The Holy Ghost,Mark 1:8 / You will be changed 2Corinthians 5:17, You will know, Impossible not too! If Saved. You will tell everyone, just like the ones Jesus Healed. It was WOW, Amazing. I thought everyone would get Saved! Soon found out they didn't want to hear it.
  • Sentinel
    What is this about the remnant, the foreknown, and what does it have to do with us. How do you know then if we are known by God for salvation or damnation. There is still work to be done if you are aware. If I claim salvation based on Paul's teaching, is that it. Sittin' round waiting to die? There's study to find yourself approved. There's the inner life of prayer and inspection. Much todo
  • Wayne
    Child of God, 1 John 3:1-3, Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called THE SONS OF GOD. Beloved, now are we the sons of God.GBU