Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

But the Israelites, who were attempting to become right with God by [conformity to] the law of Moses, never achieved [this righteousness] by that law.

New American Standard Bible

but Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law.

King James Version

But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

But Israel, who pursued righteousness based on the Law, did not achieve the Law.

A Conservative Version

But Israel who pursued a law of righteousness, did not arrive to a law of righteousness.

American Standard Version

but Israel, following after a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law.

Amplified

whereas Israel, [though always] pursuing the law of righteousness, did not succeed in fulfilling the law.

Anderson New Testament

but Israel, who sought after a law of justification, has not attained to a law of justification.

Bible in Basic English

But Israel, going after a law of righteousness, did not get it.

Common New Testament

but Israel, who pursued the law of righteousness, has not attained that law.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but Israel, who followed the law of justice, hath not attained to the law of justice.

Darby Translation

But Israel, pursuing after a law of righteousness, has not attained to that law.

Godbey New Testament

but Israel, following after the law, did not attain unto the law of righteousness.

Goodspeed New Testament

while Israel, straining after a law that should bring uprightness, did not come up to it.

John Wesley New Testament

But Israel following after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.

Julia Smith Translation

And Israel following the law of justice, reached not the law of justice.

King James 2000

But Israel, who followed after the law of righteousness, has not attained to the law of righteousness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But Israel, pursuing the law of righteousness, did not attain to the law.

Modern King James verseion

But Israel, who followed after a law of righteousness did not arrive at a law of righteousness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But Israel, which followed the law of righteousness, could not attain unto the law of righteousness.

Moffatt New Testament

whereas Israel who did aim at the law of righteousness have failed to reach that law.

Montgomery New Testament

But that the descendants of Israel, who were in pursuit of a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law?

NET Bible

but Israel even though pursuing a law of righteousness did not attain it.

New Heart English Bible

but Israel, following after a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law.

Noyes New Testament

while Israel, which strove after a law of righteousness, did not attain to a law of righteousness.

Sawyer New Testament

but Israel who pursued the law of righteousness did not attain to the law of righteousness.

The Emphasized Bible

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

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But Israel, pursuing after the law of righteousness, hath not come up to the law of righteousness.

Twentieth Century New Testament

While Israel, which was in search of a Law which would ensure righteousness, failed to discover one.

Webster

But Israel, who followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.

Weymouth New Testament

while the descendants of Israel, who were in pursuit of a Law that could give righteousness, have not arrived at one.

Williams New Testament

while Israel, though ever in pursuit of a law that would bring right standing, did not attain to it.

World English Bible

but Israel, following after a law of righteousness, didn't arrive at the law of righteousness.

Worrell New Testament

but Israel, following after a law of righteousness, did not attain to such a law.

Worsley New Testament

but Israel, who followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness: why?

Youngs Literal Translation

and Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, at a law of righteousness did not arrive;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

Ἰσραήλ 
Israel 
Usage: 57

διώκω 
Dioko 
Usage: 28

the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
νόμος 
Nomos 
Usage: 179
Usage: 179

δικαιοσύνη 
Dikaiosune 
Usage: 83

φθάνω 
Phthano 
Usage: 5

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

φθάνω 
Phthano 
Usage: 5

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

References

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Context Readings

God Chose People Who Are Not Jewish

30 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]. 31 But the Israelites, who were attempting to become right with God by [conformity to] the law of Moses, never achieved [this righteousness] by that law. 32 Why? Because they did not [attempt to do it] by faith [in Him], but by trying to fulfill all the requirements [of the law]. So, they stumbled over "the stumbling stone," [i.e., the Jews refused to become obedient to Christ. See I Pet. 2:6-8].



Cross References

Romans 11:7

What then? [Just this]: The very thing that the Israelites are looking for [i.e., a right relationship with God], they have not found. But God's selected ones obtained [this right relationship with Him] and the rest [of the Israelites] were made insensitive to God's call,

Romans 11:7

What then? [Just this]: The very thing that the Israelites are looking for [i.e., a right relationship with God], they have not found. But God's selected ones obtained [this right relationship with Him] and the rest [of the Israelites] were made insensitive to God's call,

Romans 3:20

This is because no human being can be considered right with God by [obeying] the requirements of a law. [Note: It is difficult to determine the exact sense in which "law" is used in these verses. It may be law generally, or the law of Moses specifically. See Bruce, pages 52-58]. For the knowledge of what sin is comes from the law of Moses.

Romans 4:14-15

For if [only] those who are obedient to the law deserve an inheritance, [then their] faith [in God] is for nothing, and God's promise is nullified.

Romans 9:30-32

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].

Romans 10:2-4

For I can testify that they have an enthusiasm for God, but it is without [true] knowledge.

Galatians 3:10-11

For all who seek to be right with God by trying to meet all the requirements of the law of Moses are under a curse [from God], because it is written [Deut. 27:26], "Every person is cursed [i.e., cut off from God] who does not continue to obey all of the requirements written in the law of Moses."

Galatians 3:21

Is the law of Moses contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could provide [never ending] life, then a person could be considered right with God by [obeying the requirements of such] a law.

Galatians 5:3-4

Yes, I declare to every person who attempts to require circumcision [as a means of gaining acceptance with God], that he must also obey everything else required by the law of Moses.

Philippians 3:6

As far as enthusiasm is concerned, I persecuted the church; as far as being righteous according to the law of Moses is concerned, I was without just blame.

James 2:10-11

For, whoever observes the entire law [of God] and yet breaks one requirement [of it], becomes guilty of [breaking] all of it.

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