Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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.

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.

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.

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 correct knowledge; 3 For, not knowing God's righteousness and, their own, seeking to establish, unto the righteousness of God, have they not submitted; 4 For Christ is an end of law, for righteousness, unto every one that believeth.


Cross References

Romans 1:17

For, a righteousness of God, is therein revealed, - by faith unto faith: even as it is written - But, he that is righteous, by faith, shall live.

Luke 16:15

And he said unto them - Ye, are they who justify themselves before men, but, God, knoweth your hearts; because, that which amongst men is lofty, is an abomination before God.

Leviticus 26:41

I also, must needs go in opposition to them, and bring them into the land of their foes, - Save only that, if, even then, their uncircumcised heart shall be humbled, And, even then, they shall accept as a payment the punishment of their iniquity,

Nehemiah 9:33

But, thou, art righteous, as to all that hath fallen upon us, - for, faithfulness, hast thou wrought, whereas, we, have been lawless;

Job 33:27

He sang before men, and said, I sinned, and, uprightness, I perverted, yet he requited me not;

Psalm 71:15-16

My month, shall relate thy righteousness, All the day, thy deliverance, For I know not the numbers.

Psalm 71:19

And, as for thy righteousness, O God, up on high, Wherein thou hast wrought great things, O God! who is like unto thee?

Isaiah 51:6

Lift up - to the heavens - your eyes, And look around to the earth beneath Though, the heavens, like smoke, should have vanished And, the earth, like a garment, should fall to pieces, And, her inhabitants, in like manner, should die, Yet, my salvation, unto times age-abiding, shall continue, And, my righteousness, shall not be broken down.

Isaiah 51:8

For like a garment, shall they be eaten of the moth, And like wool, shall they he eaten of the larva; But, my righteousness, unto times age-abiding shall continue, And, my salvation, unto the remotest generation.

Isaiah 56:1

Thus, saith Yahweh, Observe ye justice, And execute righteousness, - For near, is My salvation, to come in, and My righteousness to be revealed.

Isaiah 57:12

I, will expose thy righteousness, - And thy works - but they will not profit thee!

Isaiah 64:6

But we have become as one unclean all of us, And, as a garment polluted, were all our righteous doings, - And so we faded like a leaf all of us, And, our iniquity, as a wind, carried us away;

Jeremiah 23:5-6

Lo! days are coming, Declareth Yahweh, when I will raise up to David A righteous Bud, And he shall reign as king, and prosper, And shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.

Lamentations 3:22

The lovingkindnesses of Yahweh, verily they are not exhausted, Verily! not at an end, are his compassions:

Daniel 9:6-9

and have not hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, who spake in thy name, unto our kings, our rulers, and our fathers, - and unto all the people of the land.

Daniel 9:24

Seventy weeks, have been divided concerning thy people and concerning thy holy city - to put an end to the transgression, and fill up the measure of sin, and put a propitiatory-covering over iniquity, and bring in the righteousness of ages, and affix a seal the vision and prophecy, and anoint the holy of holies.

Luke 10:29

But, he, wishing to justify himself, said unto Jesus - And, who is, my, neighbour?

Luke 15:17-21

But coming, to himself, he said - How many hired servants of my father, have bread enough and to spare, whereas, I, with famine, here, am perishing!

Luke 18:9-12

And he spake, even unto certain who were confident in themselves that they were righteous, and were despising the rest, this parable: -

John 16:9-10

Concerning sin, indeed, because they are not believing on me;

Romans 3:22

A righteousness of God, through faith in JesusChrist, unto all that have faith; for there is no distinction, -

Romans 3:26

In the forbearance of God, - with a view to a showing forth of his righteousness in the present season, that he might be righteous even when declaring righteous him that hath faith in Jesus.

Romans 5:19

For, just as, through the disobedience of the one man, sinners, the many were constituted, so, also, through the obedience of the one, righteous, the many shall be constituted -

Romans 9:30-32

What, then, shall we say? That, they of the nations, who were not in pursuit of righteousness, have laid hold of righteousness, - a righteousness, however, which is by faith;

2 Corinthians 5:21

Him who knew not sin, in our behalf, he made to be, sin, that we might become God's righteousness in him.

Galatians 5:3-4

Yea, I bear solemn witness again, unto every man getting circumcised, - that he is, a debtor, to do, the whole law.

Philippians 3:9

And be found in him - not having a righteousness of my own, that which is by law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is, of God, upon my faith, -

2 Peter 1:1

Simon Peter, servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, unto them who have obtained, equally precious, faith, with us, in the righteousness of our God, and Saviour Jesus Christ,

Revelation 3:17-18

Because thou sayest, Rich, am I, and have become enriched, and, of nothing, have I need, and knowest not that, thou, art the wretched one, and pitiable, and destitute, and blind, and naked,

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