Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as though it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone,
For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith.
What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith;
But the righteousness based on faith speaks as follows: "DO NOT SAY IN YOUR HEART, 'WHO WILL ASCEND INTO HEAVEN?' (that is, to bring Christ down),