New International Version
For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.
King James Bible
For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
Darby Bible Translation
For I bear them witness that they have zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
World English Bible
For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
Young's Literal Translation
for I bear them testimony that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They have a zeal of God - They believe their law to have come immediately from God himself, and are jealous of its glory and excellence; they conscientiously observe its rites and ceremonies, but they do not consider the object and end of those rites; they sin more through ignorance than malice; and this pleads in their excuse. By this fine apology for them, the apostle prepares them for the harsher truths which he was about to deliver.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I bear them. By this fine apology for the Jews, the Apostle prepares them for the harsher truths which he was about to deliver.
LibraryThe Gospel Message, Good Tidings
[As it is written] How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! T he account which the Apostle Paul gives of his first reception among the Galatians (Galatians 4:15) , exemplifies the truth of this passage. He found them in a state of ignorance and misery; alienated from God, and enslaved to the blind and comfortless superstitions of idolatry. His preaching, accompanied with the power of the Holy Spirit, had a great and marvellous effect. …
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When they heard this, they praised God. Then they said to Paul: "You see, brother, how many thousands of Jews have believed, and all of them are zealous for the law.
but the people of Israel, who pursued the law as the way of righteousness, have not attained their goal.
Brothers and sisters, my heart's desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.
Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.
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