and Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, has not attained to the law of righteousness.
What then? Israel has not obtained that which he seeks after; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded
Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD; look unto the rock from which ye are hewn and to the hole of the pit from which ye are dug.
For by the deeds of the law, no flesh shall be justified in his sight; for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
For if those who are of the law are the heirs, faith is in vain, and the promise annulled,
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,
For I give testimony that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, Cursed is every one that continues not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
Is the law then against the promises of God? No, in no wise, for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
For I testify again to every man that becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
concerning zeal, a persecutor of the congregation ; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
For whosoever shall have kept the whole law, and then offends in one point is made guilty of all.