Romans 9:30

“What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

What shall wee say then? That the Gentiles which followed not after righteousnesse, haue attained to righteousnesse, euen the righteousnesse which is of faith:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who followed not after righteousness, attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith:
- American Standard Version (1901)

What then may we say? That the nations who did not go after righteousness have got righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith:
- Basic English Bible

What then shall we say? That [they of the] nations, who did not follow after righteousness, have attained righteousness, but [the] righteousness that is on the principle of faith.
- Darby Bible

What shall we say then? That the Gentiles who followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith:
- Webster's Bible

To what conclusion does this bring us? Why, that the Gentiles, who were not in pursuit of righteousness, have overtaken it--a righteousness, however, which arises from faith;
- Weymouth Bible

What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who didn't follow after righteousness, attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith;
- World English Bible

Therfor what schulen we seie? That hethene men that sueden not riytwisnesse, han gete riytwisnesse, yhe, the riytwisnesse that is of feith.
- Wycliffe Bible

What, then, shall we say? that nations who are not pursuing righteousness did attain to righteousness, and righteousness that [is] of faith,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 9:30


9:30 What shall we say then - What is to be concluded from all that has been said but this, That the gentiles, who followed not after righteousness - Who a while ago had no knowledge of, no care or thought about, it. Have attained to righteousness - Or justification. Even the righteousness which is by faith. This is the first conclusion we may draw from the preceding observations. The second is, that Israel - The Jews Although following after the law of righteousness - That law which, duly used, would have led them to faith, and thereby to righteousness. Have not attained to the law of righteousness - To that righteousness or justification which is one great end of the law


People's Bible Notes for Romans 9:30


Ro 9:30,31 What shall we say then? What conclusion shall we reach? It has been shown that the word of God is not of none effect, for it has foreshown all that has taken place (Ro 9:6). The conclusion is this: That the Gentiles, who followed not after righteousness, has no knowledge of it, had secured righteousness by accepting Christ, through faith in him, while Israel, who follow after the law of righteousness, hath failed of righteousness before God through unbelief.

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