Parallel Verses

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.

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 being ignorant of the righteousness that God ascribes [which makes one acceptable to Him in word, thought, and deed] and seeking to establish a righteousness (a means of salvation) of their own, they did not obey or submit themselves 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

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.

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 they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believes.


Cross References

Romans 1:17

For in it is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Luke 16:15

And he said unto them, You are they who justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

Leviticus 26:41

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

Nehemiah 9:33

Yet you are just in all that is brought upon us; for you have done right, but we have done wickedly:

Job 33:27

He looks upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;

Psalm 71:15-16

My mouth shall show forth your righteousness and your salvation all the day; for I know not the limits thereof.

Psalm 71:19

Your righteousness also, O God, is very high, who has done great things: O God, who is like unto you!

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 grow old like a garment, and they that dwell in it shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be forever, 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 forever, and my salvation from generation to generation.

Isaiah 56:1

Thus says the LORD, Keep justice, and do righteousness: for my salvation is soon to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.

Isaiah 57:12

I will declare your righteousness, and your works; for they shall not profit you.

Isaiah 64:6

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Jeremiah 23:5-6

Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the earth.

Lamentations 3:22

It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

Daniel 9:6-9

Neither have we hearkened unto your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.

Daniel 9:24

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

Luke 10:29

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

Luke 15:17-21

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

Luke 18:9-12

And he spoke this parable unto certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

John 16:9-10

Of sin, because they believe not on me;

Romans 3:22

Even the righteousness of God which is by faith in Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

Romans 3:26

To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him who believes in Jesus.

Romans 5:19

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

Romans 9:30-32

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

2 Corinthians 5:21

For he has made him, who knew no sin, to be sin for us; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Galatians 5:3-4

For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.

Philippians 3:9

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

2 Peter 1:1

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

Revelation 3:17-18

Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

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