Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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;

New American Standard Bible

What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith;

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

What should we say then? Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained righteousness—namely the righteousness that comes from faith.

International Standard Version

What can we say, then? Gentiles, who were not pursuing righteousness, have attained righteousness, a righteousness that comes through faith.

A Conservative Version

What will we say then? That the Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness from faith.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness [who did not seek salvation and a right relationship with God, nevertheless] obtained righteousness, that is, the righteousness which is produced by faith;

An Understandable Version

What shall we say then? [Simply this]: That the Gentiles, who did not attempt to become right with God [by how they lived] were made right with God, and this was the result of their faith [in Christ].

Anderson New Testament

What, then, shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not seek after justification, have obtained justification, even the justification which is by faith:

Bible in Basic English

What then may we say? That the nations who did not go after righteousness have got righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith:

Common New Testament

What shall we say, then? That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, righteousness through faith;

Daniel Mace New Testament

What shall we hence conclude? that the Gentiles who sought not after justice, have obtained justice, even to that which is by faith:

Darby Translation

What then shall we say? That they of the nations, who did not follow after righteousness, have attained righteousness, but the righteousness that is on the principle of faith.

Godbey New Testament

Then what shall we say? That the Gentiles, not pursuing righteousness, received righteousness, and the righteousness which is from faith:

Goodspeed New Testament

Then what do we conclude? That heathen who were not striving for uprightness attained it, that is, an uprightness which was produced by faith;

John Wesley New Testament

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

Julia Smith Translation

What then shall we say? That the nations, not following justice, overtook justice, and the justice of faith.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness--even the righteousness [that is] by faith.

Modern King James verseion

What shall we say then? That the nations, who did not follow after righteousness have taken on righteousness, but a righteousness of faith.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

What shall we say then? We say that the gentiles which followed not righteousness, have overtaken righteousness: I mean, the righteousness which cometh of faith.

Moffatt New Testament

What are we to conclude, then? That Gentiles who never aimed at righteousness have attained righteousness, that is, righteousness by faith;

Montgomery New Testament

What then shall we say? That Gentiles who never pursed righteousness have overtaken it, even the righteousness of faith?

NET Bible

What shall we say then? -- that the Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness obtained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith,

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

What then shall we say? That the gentiles, who did not strive after righteousness, obtained righteousness, but a righteousness which is of faith;

Sawyer New Testament

What shall we say then? That nations who did not pursue righteousness attained a righteousness, but the righteousness which is by faith;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who pursued not after righteousness, have attained unto righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith.

Twentieth Century New Testament

What are we to say, then? Why, that Gentiles, who were not in search of righteousness, secured it-a righteousness which was the result of faith;

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

To what conclusion does this bring us? Why, that the Gentiles, who were not in pursuit of righteousness, have overtaken it--a righteousness, however, which arises from faith;

Williams New Testament

What are we then to conclude? That heathen peoples who were not in search for right standing with God have obtained it, and that a right standing conditioned on faith;

World English Bible

What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who didn't follow after righteousness, attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith;

Worrell New Testament

What, then, shall we say? that gentiles who were not following after righteous obtained righteousness, but a righteousness which is of faith;

Worsley New Testament

What shall we say then? that the Gentiles, who sought not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith;

Youngs Literal Translation

What, then, shall we say? that nations who are not pursuing righteousness did attain to righteousness, and righteousness that is of faith,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

shall we say
ἐρέω 
Ereo 
Usage: 41

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

the Gentiles
ἔθνος 
Ethnos 
Usage: 132

διώκω 
Dioko 
Usage: 28

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

διώκω 
Dioko 
Usage: 28

δικαιοσύνη 
Dikaiosune 
δικαιοσύνη 
Dikaiosune 
Usage: 83
Usage: 83

καταλαμβάνω 
Katalambano 
Usage: 14

δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

δικαιοσύνη 
Dikaiosune 
Usage: 83

which is

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

Context Readings

God Chose People Who Are Not Jewish

29 And, even as Isaiah hath before said, - If, the Lord of hosts, had not left us a seed, as Sodom, had we become, and, as Gomorrha, had we been made like. 30 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; 31 Whereas, Israel, though in pursuit of a law of righteousness, unto a law, have not attained.



Cross References

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, -

Hebrews 11:7

By faith, Noah, having received intimation concerning the things not yet seen, filled with reverence, prepared an ark to the saving of his house - through which he condemned the world, and, of the righteousness by way of faith, became heir.

Romans 4:11

And, a sign, he received namely of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while yet uncircumcised; to the end he might be father of all that believe during uncircumcision, to the end the same righteousness might be reckoned unto them, -

Romans 9:14

What, then, shall we say? Is there injustice with God? Far be it!

Romans 10:6

Whereas, the righteousness by faith, thus speaketh - Do not say in thy heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? That is, to bring, Christ, down,

Romans 10:20

Isaiah, however, waxeth daring, and saith, - I have been found by them who after me were not seeking, manifest have I become unto them who for me were not enquiring;

Galatians 2:16

Knowing, however, that a man is not declared righteous by works of law, nor at all save through faith in Christ Jesus; even we, on Christ Jesus, believed, that we might be declared righteous - by faith in Christ, and not by works of law; because, by works of law, shall no flesh be declared righteous.

Proverbs 15:9

An abomination to Yahweh, is the way of the lawless, but, the pursuer of righteousness, he loveth.

Proverbs 21:21

He that pursueth righteousness and lovingkindness, shall find life, righteousness and honour.

Isaiah 51:1

Hearken unto me, Ye that pursue righteousness, Ye that seek Yahweh, - Look well unto the rock whence ye were hewn, And unto the quarry whence ye were digged:

Isaiah 65:1-2

I have let myself be consulted by them who had not asked, I have suffered myself to be found by them who had not sought me, - I have said, Here I am! Here I am! Unto a nation that had not been called by my name,

Romans 1:17-32

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.

Romans 3:5

But, if, our unrighteousness, commendeth, God's righteousness, what shall we say? Surely, not unrighteous, is God who visiteth with his anger? After the manner of men, I am speaking, -

Romans 3:21-22

But now, apart from law, a righteousness of God hath been manifested, borne witness to by the law and the prophets, -

Romans 4:9

This happiness, then, is it for the circumcision, or for the uncircumcision? for we say - His faith was reckoned unto Abraham as righteousness:

Romans 4:13

For, not through means of law, doth the promise belong unto Abraham or unto his seed, - that he should be heir of thee world; but, through a righteousness by faith.

Romans 4:22

Wherefore also, it was reckoned unto him as righteousness.

Romans 5:1

Having, therefore, been declared righteous by faith, let us have, peace, towards God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, -

Romans 9:31

Whereas, Israel, though in pursuit of a law of righteousness, unto a law, have not attained.

Romans 10:10

For, in heart, it is to be believed unto righteousness, and, by mouth, it is to be confessed unto salvation.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Or know ye not that, wrong-doers, shall not inherit, God's kingdom? Be not deceiving yourselves: - neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor sodomites,

Galatians 3:8

And, the scripture, foreseeing, that, by faith, God would declare the nations righteous, fore-announced the good news unto Abraham, saying, All the nations shall be blessed in thee.

Galatians 3:24

So that, the law, hath proved, our tutor, training us, for Christ, in order that, by faith, we might be declared righteous;

Galatians 5:5

For, we, in Spirit, by faith, for a hope of righteousness, are ardently waiting, -

Ephesians 2:12

That ye were, in that season, separate from Christ, alienated from the citizenship of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and godless in the world;

Ephesians 4:17-19

This, therefore, am I saying and protesting in the Lord: - that, no longer, ye walk even as, the nations, walk - in the vanity of their minds,

1 Timothy 6:11

But, thou, O man of God! from these things, flee! and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, meekness;

1 Peter 4:3

For, sufficient, is the bygone time - to have wrought out, the will of the nations, having gone on in wanton ways, covetings, wine-drinkings, revellings, drinking-bouts, and impious idolatries: -

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