Parallel Verses

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.

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 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 record to them that they have a zeal of 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 to the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness for everyone who believes.


Cross References

Romans 1:17

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

Luke 16:15

And He said to them, You are those 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

I also will walk contrary to them and will bring them into the land of their enemies. If then their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they then pay for their iniquity,

Nehemiah 9:33

But You are just in all that is brought upon us, for You have done right, but we have done wickedly.

Job 33:27

He will observe to men, and say, I have sinned and perverted righteousness; and it was not equally repaid to me,

Psalm 71:15-16

My mouth shall show forth Your righteousness and Your salvation all the day; for I do not know how many they are.

Psalm 71:19

And Your righteousness, O God, is very high, who have done great things. O God, who is like You,

Isaiah 51:6

Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look on the earth beneath; for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall become old like a garment; and its inhabitants shall die in the same way. But My salvation shall be forever, and My righteousness shall not be broken.

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

So says Jehovah, Keep judgment and do justice; for My salvation is near to come, and My righteousness to be revealed.

Isaiah 57:12

I will declare your righteousness, and your works; for they shall not do you any good.

Isaiah 64:6

But we are all as the unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as a menstruation cloth. And we all fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Jeremiah 23:5-6

Behold, the days come, says Jehovah, that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and act wisely, and shall do judgment and justice in the earth.

Lamentations 3:22

It is by Jehovah's kindnesses that we are not destroyed, because His mercies never fail.

Daniel 9:6-9

Neither have we listened to Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your name to our kings, our rulers, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.

Daniel 9:24

Seventy weeks are decreed as to your people and as to your holy city, to finish the transgression and to make an end of sins, and to make atonement 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 to 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 abound in loaves, and I perish with hunger!

Luke 18:9-12

And He spoke this parable to certain ones who trusted in themselves, that they were righteous, and despised others:

John 16:9-10

Concerning sin, because they do not believe on Me;

Romans 3:22

even the righteousness of God through the faith of Jesus Christ, toward all and upon all those who believe. For there is no difference,

Romans 3:26

for the display of His righteousness at this time, for Him to be just and, forgiving the one being of the faith of 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 nations, who did not follow after righteousness have taken on righteousness, but a righteousness of faith.

2 Corinthians 5:21

For He has made Him who knew no sin, to be sin for us, that we might become 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 all the Law,

Philippians 3:9

and be found in Him; not having my own righteousness, which is of the Law, but through the faith of Christ, the righteousness of God by faith,

2 Peter 1:1

Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of our 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 do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,

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