Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

New American Standard Bible

For not knowing about God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

King James Version

For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

Holman Bible

Because they disregarded the righteousness from God and attempted to establish their own righteousness, they have not submitted themselves to God’s righteousness.

International Standard Version

For they are ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God while they try to establish their own, and they have not submitted to God's means to attain righteousness.

A Conservative Version

For not understanding the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they did not submit to the righteousness of God.

Amplified

For not knowing about God’s righteousness [which is based on faith], and seeking to establish their own [righteousness based on works], they did not submit to God’s righteousness.

An Understandable Version

For they did not know about God's way of making people right with Himself, so they attempted to establish their own way. In doing this they did not submit to God's way for being made right with Him.

Anderson New Testament

For being ignorant of God's plan of justification, and seeking to establish their own plan of justification, they have not submitted to God's plan of justification.

Bible in Basic English

Because, not having knowledge of God's righteousness, and desiring to give effect to their righteousness, they have not put themselves under the righteousness of God.

Common New Testament

For, being ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.

Daniel Mace New Testament

because being ignorant of the justice which is of God, and going about to establish a justification of their own, they have not submitted themselves to that which is of God.

Darby Translation

For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.

Godbey New Testament

for being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they have not submitted to the righteousness of God.

Goodspeed New Testament

For in their ignorance of God's way of uprightness and in the attempt to set up one of their own, they refused to conform to God's way of uprightness.

John Wesley New Testament

For they being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.

Julia Smith Translation

For not knowing the justice of God, and seeking to establish their own justice, they have not been subjected to the justice of God.

King James 2000

For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For ignoring the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

Modern King James verseion

For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For they are ignorant of the righteousness which is allowed before God, and go about to establish their own righteousness: and therefore, are not obedient unto the righteousness which is of value before God.

Moffatt New Testament

They would not surrender to the righteousness of God, because they were ignorant of his righteousness and therefore essayed to set up a righteousness of their own.

Montgomery New Testament

For because they were ignorant of God's righteousness, and sought to establish their own righteousness, they did not submit themselves to the righteousness of God.

NET Bible

For ignoring the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking instead to establish their own righteousness, they did not submit to God's righteousness.

New Heart English Bible

For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

Noyes New Testament

For being ignorant of the righteousness which is of God, and endeavoring to establish a righteousness of their own, they have not submitted themselves to the righteousness which is of God.

Sawyer New Testament

for not knowing God's righteousness, and seeking to set up their righteousness, they have not submitted themselves to God's righteousness.

The Emphasized Bible

For, not knowing God's righteousness and, their own, seeking to establish, unto the righteousness of God, have they not submitted;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For being ignorant of the righteousness which is of God, and seeking to establish a righteousness of their own, they have not submitted to the righteousness of God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For, in their ignorance of the Divine Righteousness, and in their eagerness to set up a righteousness of their own, they refused to accept with submission the Divine Righteousness.

Webster

For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God.

Weymouth New Testament

Ignorant of the righteousness which God provides and building their hopes upon a righteousness of their own, they have refused submission to God's righteousness.

Williams New Testament

For they were ignorant of God's way of right standing and were trying to set up one of their own, and so would not surrender to God's way of right standing.

World English Bible

For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they didn't subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

Worrell New Testament

for, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God;

Worsley New Testament

For being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they have not submitted themselves to the righteousness which is of God.

Youngs Literal Translation

for not knowing the righteousness of God, and their own righteousness seeking to establish, to the righteousness of God they did not submit.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

G50
ἀγνοέω 
Agnoeo 
Usage: 22

θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

δικαιοσύνη 
Dikaiosune 
δικαιοσύνη 
Dikaiosune 
Usage: 83
Usage: 83

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ζητέω 
Zeteo 
Usage: 79

ἵστημι 
histemi 
Usage: 129

ἴδιος 
Idios 
Usage: 96

ὑποτάσσω 
Hupotasso 
Usage: 39

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ὑποτάσσω 
Hupotasso 
Usage: 39

δικαιοσύνη 
Dikaiosune 
Usage: 83

Context Readings

The Righteousness Of God Through Faith In Christ

2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law unto righteousness to every one that believeth.


Cross References

Romans 1:17

For therein is revealed a righteousness of God from faith unto faith: as it is written, But the righteous shall live by faith.

Luke 16:15

And he said unto them, Ye are they that justify yourselves in the sight of men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

Leviticus 26:41

I also walked contrary unto them, and brought them into the land of their enemies: if then their uncircumcised heart be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity;

Nehemiah 9:33

Howbeit thou art just in all that is come upon us; for thou hast dealt truly, but we have done wickedly;

Job 33:27

He singeth before men, and saith, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, And it profited me not:

Psalm 71:15-16

My mouth shall tell of thy righteousness, And of thy salvation all the day; For I know not the numbers thereof .

Psalm 71:19

Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high; Thou who hast done great things, O God, who is like unto thee?

Isaiah 51:6

Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath; for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment; and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

Isaiah 51:8

For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool; but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation unto all generations.

Isaiah 56:1

Thus saith Jehovah, Keep ye justice, and do righteousness; for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.

Isaiah 57:12

I will declare thy righteousness; and as for thy works, they shall not profit thee.

Isaiah 64:6

For we are all become as one that is unclean, and all our righteousnesses are as a polluted garment: and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

Jeremiah 23:5-6

Behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.

Lamentations 3:22

It is of Jehovah's lovingkindnesses that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

Daniel 9:6-9

neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, that spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.

Daniel 9:24

Seventy weeks are decreed upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy.

Luke 10:29

But he, desiring to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbor?

Luke 15:17-21

But when he came to himself he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish here with hunger!

Luke 18:9-12

And he spake also this parable unto certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and set all others at nought:

John 16:9-10

of sin, because they believe not on me;

Romans 3:22

even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ unto all them that believe; for there is no distinction;

Romans 3:26

for the showing, I say , of his righteousness at this present season: that he might himself be just, and the justifier of him that hath faith in Jesus.

Romans 5:19

For as through the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the one shall the many be made righteous.

Romans 9:30-32

What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who followed not after righteousness, attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith:

2 Corinthians 5:21

Him who knew no sin he made to be'sin on our behalf; that we might become the righteousness of God in him.

Galatians 5:3-4

Yea, I testify again to every man that receiveth circumcision, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.

Philippians 3:9

and be found in him, not having a righteousness of mine own, even that which is of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith:

2 Peter 1:1

Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained a like precious faith with us in the righteousness of our God and the'saviour Jesus Christ:

Revelation 3:17-18

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and have gotten riches, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art the wretched one and miserable and poor and blind and naked:

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