Romans 9:32

“Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Romans 9:32

Wherefore? because they sought it, not by faith, but as it were by the works of the Law: for they stumbled at that stumbling stone,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Why? Because {they did} not {pursue it} by faith, but as though {it were} by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore? Because `they sought it' not by faith, but as it were by works. They stumbled at the stone of stumbling;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Why? Because they were not searching for it by faith, but by works. They came up against the stone which was in the way;
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore? Because [it was] not on the principle of faith, but as of works. They have stumbled at the stumblingstone,
- Darby Bible

Why? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling-stone;
- Webster's Bible

And why? Because they were pursuing a righteousness which should arise not from faith, but from what they regarded as merit. They stuck their foot against the stone which lay in their way;
- Weymouth Bible

Why? Because they didn't seek it by faith, but as it were by works of the law. They stumbled over the stumbling stone;
- World English Bible

Whi? For not of feith, but as of werkys. And thei spurneden ayens the stoon of offencioun,
- Wycliffe Bible

wherefore? because -- not by faith, but as by works of law; for they did stumble at the stone of stumbling,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Romans 9:32

Wesley's Notes for Romans 9:32


9:32 And wherefore have they not? Is it because God eternally decreed they should not? There is nothing like this to be met with but agreeable to his argument the apostle gives us this good reason for it, Because they sought it not by faith - Whereby alone it could be attained. But as it were - In effect, if not professsedly, by works. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone - Christ crucified.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 9:32


Ro 9:32 Wherefore? Why this failure on the part of Israel? Not because God willed that they should be rejected, not because of any foreordination, but because of their unbelief in Christ. Because [they sought it] not by faith. Sought not the righteousness that comes from faith in Christ, but a righteousness of works by keeping the law of Moses. They stumbled at the stumblingstone. At faith in Christ, in a Crucified Christ. This is one cause of Israel's failure. This is the one cause of Israel's failure. They fell through unbelief.

Discussion for Romans 9:32



 

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