Romans 10:3
Good News Translation
They have not known the way in which God puts people right with himself, and instead, they have tried to set up their own way; and so they did not submit themselves to God's way of putting people right.

Contemporary English Version
what makes people acceptable to him. So they refuse to trust God, and they try to be acceptable by obeying the Law.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they, not knowing the justice of God and seeking to establish their own, have not submitted themselves to the justice of God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For they, not knowing the justice of God and seeking to establish their own, have not submitted themselves to the justice of God.

God's righteousness.

Romans 1:17 For the justice of God is revealed therein, from faith unto faith, as it is written: The just man liveth by faith.

Romans 3:22,26 Even the justice of God, by faith of Jesus Christ, unto all, and upon all them that believe in him: for there is no distinction. . . .

Romans 5:19 For as by the disobedience of one man, many were made sinners: so also by the obedience of one, many shall be made just.

Romans 9:30 What then shall we say? That the Gentiles who followed not after justice have attained to justice, even the justice that is of faith.

Psalm 71:15,16,19 My mouth shall shew forth thy justice; thy salvation all the day long. Because I have not known learning, . . .

Isaiah 51:6,8 Lift up your eyes to heaven, and look down to the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish like smoke, and the earth shall be worn away like a garment, and the inhabitants thereof shall perish in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my justice shall not fail. . . .

Isaiah 56:1 Thus saith the Lord: Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my justice to be revealed.

Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold the days come, saith the Lord, and I will raise up to David a just branch: and a king shall reign, and shall be wise: and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. . . .

Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are shortened upon thy people, and upon thy holy city, that transgression may be finished, and sin may have an end, and iniquity may be abolished; and everlasting justice may be brought; and vision and prophecy may be fulfilled; and the Saint of saints may be anointed.

John 16:9,10 Of sin: because they believed not in me. . . .

2 Corinthians 5:21 Him, who knew no sin, he hath made sin for us: that we might be made the justice of God in him.

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, servant and apostle of Jesus Christ: to them that have obtained equal faith with us in the justice of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ.

to establish.

Romans 9:31,32 But Israel, by following after the law of justice, is not come unto the law of justice. . . .

Isaiah 57:12 I will declare thy justice, and thy works shall not profit thee.

Isaiah 64:6 And we are all become as one unclean, and all our justices as the rag of a menstruous woman: and we have all fallen as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Luke 10:29 But he willing to justify himself, said to Jesus: And who is my neighbour?

Luke 16:15 And he said to them: you are they who justify yourselves before men, but God knoweth your hearts. For that which is high to men is an abomination before God.

Luke 18:9-12 And to some who trusted in themselves as just and despised others, he spoke also this parable: . . .

Galatians 5:3,4 And I testify again to every man circumcising himself that he is a debtor to do the whole law. . . .

Philippians 3:9 And may be found in him, not having my justice, which is of the law, but that which is of the faith of Christ Jesus, which is of God: justice in faith.

Revelation 3:17,18 Because thou sayest: I am rich and made wealthy and have need of nothing: and knowest not that thou art wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked. . . .

submitted.

Leviticus 26:41 Therefore I also will walk against them, and bring them into their enemies' land until their uncircumcised mind be ashamed. Then shall they pray for their sins.

Nehemiah 9:33 And thou art just in all things that have come upon us: because thou hast done truth, but we have done wickedly.

Job 33:27 He shall look upon men, and shall say: I have sinned, and indeed I have offended, and I have not received what I have deserved.

Lamentations 3:22 Heth. The mercies of the Lord that we are not consumed: because his commiserations have not failed.

Daniel 9:6-9 We have not hearkened to thy servants, the prophets, that have spoken in thy name to our kings, to our princes, to our fathers, and to all the people of the land. . . .

Luke 15:17-21 And returning to himself, he said: How many hired servants in my father's house abound with bread, and I here perish with hunger! . . .

Context
The Word Brings Salvation
2For I bear them witness that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. 3For they, not knowing the justice of God and seeking to establish their own, have not submitted themselves to the justice of God. 4For the end of the law is Christ: unto justice to everyone that believeth.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 6:25
And he will be merciful to us, if we keep and do all his precepts before the Lord our God, as he hath commanded us.

Isaiah 51:1
Give ear to me, you that follow that which is just, and you that seek the Lord: look unto the rock whence you are hewn, and to the hole of the pit from which you are dug out.

Romans 1:17
For the justice of God is revealed therein, from faith unto faith, as it is written: The just man liveth by faith.

Romans 10:2
For I bear them witness that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

Romans 10:20
But Isaias is bold, and saith: I was found by them that did not seek me. I appeared openly to them that asked not after me.

Romans 11:7
What then? That which Israel sought, he hath not obtained: but the election hath obtained it. And the rest have been blinded.

Additional Translations
Because they were ignorant of God’s righteousness and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness.

For being ignorant of the righteousness of God and seeking to establish the own righteousness, they did not submit to the righteousness of God.

For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God.

For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own [righteousness], have not submitted to the righteousness of God.

For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God.

Ignorant of the righteousness which God provides and building their hopes upon a righteousness of their own, they have refused submission to God's righteousness.

For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they didn't subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

for not knowing the righteousness of God, and their own righteousness seeking to establish, to the righteousness of God they did not submit.
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