New Living Translation
For Moses writes that the law's way of making a person right with God requires obedience to all of its commands.
King James Bible
For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
Darby Bible Translation
For Moses lays down in writing the righteousness which is of the law, The man who has practised those things shall live by them.
World English Bible
For Moses writes about the righteousness of the law, "The one who does them will live by them."
Young's Literal Translation
for Moses doth describe the righteousness that is of the law, that, 'The man who did them shall live in them,'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:5 For Moses describeth the only righteousness which is attainable by the law, when he saith, The man who doeth these things shall live by them - that is, he that perfectly keeps all these precepts in every point, he alone may claim life and salvation by them. But this way of justification is impossible to any who have ever transgressed any one law in any point. Lev 18:5
LibrarySovereign Grace and Man's Responsibility
The system of truth is not one straight line, but two. No man will ever get a right view of the gospel until he knows how to look at the two lines at once. I am taught in one book to believe that what I sow I shall reap: I am taught in another place, that "it is not of him that willeth nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy." I see in one place, God presiding over all in providence; and yet I see, and I cannot help seeing, that man acts as he pleases, and that God has left his actions …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
"Thou Shall Keep Him in Perfect Peace, Whose Mind is Stayed on Thee, Because He Trusteth in Thee. "
Seances Historiques De Geneve --The National Church.
If you obey my decrees and my regulations, you will find life through them. I am the LORD.
"And now, Israel, listen carefully to these decrees and regulations that I am about to teach you. Obey them so that you may live, so you may enter and occupy the land that the LORD, the God of your ancestors, is giving you.
"You warned them to return to your Law, but they became proud and obstinate and disobeyed your commands. They did not follow your regulations, by which people will find life if only they obey. They stubbornly turned their backs on you and refused to listen.
"Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, and you will find life. I will make an everlasting covenant with you. I will give you all the unfailing love I promised to David.
There I gave them my decrees and regulations so they could find life by keeping them.
"But the people of Israel rebelled against me, and they refused to obey my decrees there in the wilderness. They wouldn't obey my regulations even though obedience would have given them life. They also violated my Sabbath days. So I threatened to pour out my fury on them, and I made plans to utterly consume them in the wilderness.
and I died. So I discovered that the law's commands, which were supposed to bring life, brought spiritual death instead.
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