Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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 follow after righteousness [who did not seek salvation by right relationship to God] have attained it by faith [a righteousness imputed by God, based on and 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:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who did not follow after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, that is to say, 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;

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;

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 just as Isaiah predicted:If the Lord of Hostshad not left us offspring,
we would have become like Sodom,
and we would have been made like Gomorrah.
30 What should we say then? Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained righteousness—namely the righteousness that comes from faith. 31 But Israel, pursuing the law for righteousness, has not achieved the righteousness of the law.



Cross References

Philippians 3:9

and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own from the law, but one that is through faith in Christ—the righteousness from God based on faith.

Hebrews 11:7

By faith Noah, after he was warned about what was not yet seen and motivated by godly fear, built an ark to deliver his family. By faith he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.

Romans 4:11

And he received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while still uncircumcised. This was to make him the father of all who believe but are not circumcised, so that righteousness may be credited to them also.

Romans 9:14

What should we say then? Is there injustice with God? Absolutely not!

Romans 10:6

But the righteousness that comes from faith speaks like this: Do not say in your heart, “Who will go up to heaven?” that is, to bring Christ down

Romans 10:20

And Isaiah says boldly:I was found
by those who were not looking for Me;
I revealed Myself
to those who were not asking for Me.

Galatians 2:16

know that no one is justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ. And we have believed in Christ Jesus so that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no human being will be justified.

Proverbs 15:9

The Lord detests the way of the wicked,
but He loves the one who pursues righteousness.

Proverbs 21:21

The one who pursues righteousness and faithful love
will find life, righteousness, and honor.

Isaiah 51:1

Listen to Me, you who pursue righteousness,
you who seek the Lord:
Look to the rock from which you were cut,
and to the quarry from which you were dug.

Isaiah 65:1-2

“I was sought by those who did not ask;
I was found by those who did not seek Me.
I said: Here I am, here I am,
to a nation that was not called by My name.

Romans 1:17-32

For in it God’s righteousness is revealed from faith to faith, just as it is written: The righteous will live by faith.

Romans 3:5

But if our unrighteousness highlights God’s righteousness, what are we to say? I use a human argument: Is God unrighteous to inflict wrath?

Romans 3:21-22

But now, apart from the law, God’s righteousness has been revealed—attested by the Law and the Prophets

Romans 4:9

Is this blessing only for the circumcised, then? Or is it also for the uncircumcised? For we say, Faith was credited to Abraham for righteousness.

Romans 4:13

For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would inherit the world was not through the law, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.

Romans 4:22

Therefore, it was credited to him for righteousness.

Romans 5:1

Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 9:31

But Israel, pursuing the law for righteousness, has not achieved the righteousness of the law.

Romans 10:10

One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, resulting in salvation.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Don’t you know that the unrighteous will not inherit God’s kingdom? Do not be deceived: No sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, or anyone practicing homosexuality,

Galatians 3:8

Now the Scripture saw in advance that God would justify the Gentiles by faith and told the good news ahead of time to Abraham, saying, All the nations will be blessed through you.

Galatians 3:24

The law, then, was our guardian until Christ, so that we could be justified by faith.

Galatians 5:5

For through the Spirit, by faith, we eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness.

Ephesians 2:12

At that time you were without the Messiah, excluded from the citizenship of Israel, and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.

Ephesians 4:17-19

Therefore, I say this and testify in the Lord: You should no longer walk as the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their thoughts.

1 Timothy 6:11

But you, man of God, run from these things,
and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith,
love, endurance, and gentleness.

1 Peter 4:3

For there has already been enough time spent in doing what the pagans choose to do: carrying on in unrestrained behavior, evil desires, drunkenness, orgies, carousing, and lawless idolatry.

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