Romans 9:31
New International Version
but the people of Israel, who pursued the law as the way of righteousness, have not attained their goal.

New Living Translation
But the people of Israel, who tried so hard to get right with God by keeping the law, never succeeded.

English Standard Version
but that Israel who pursued a law that would lead to righteousness did not succeed in reaching that law.

Berean Study Bible
but Israel, who pursued a law of righteousness, has not attained it.

Berean Literal Bible
but Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not attain to that law.

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

New King James Version
but Israel, pursuing the law of righteousness, has not attained to the law of righteousness.

New American Standard Bible
however, Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law.

NASB 1995
but Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law.

NASB 1977
but Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law.

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

Christian Standard Bible
But Israel, pursuing the law of righteousness, has not achieved the righteousness of the law.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Israel, pursuing the law for righteousness, has not achieved the righteousness of the law.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Israel that had run after The Written Law of righteousness did not obtain the Law of righteousness?

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Israel, by following after the law of justice, is not come unto the law of justice.

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

Good News Translation
while God's people, who were seeking a law that would put them right with God, did not find it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The people of Israel tried to gain God's approval by obeying Moses' Teachings, but they did not reach their goal.

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

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

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.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
and Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, at a law of righteousness did not arrive;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Israel's Unbelief
30What then will we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith; 31but Israel, who pursued a law of righteousness, has not attained it. 32Why not? Because their pursuit was not by faith, but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone,…

Cross References
Isaiah 51:1
"Listen to Me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were cut, and to the quarry from which you were hewn.

Romans 3:27
Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of works? No, but on that of faith.

Romans 9:30
What then will we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith;

Romans 10:2
For I testify about them that they are zealous for God, but not on the basis of knowledge.

Romans 10:20
And Isaiah boldly says: "I was found by those who did not seek Me; I revealed Myself to those who did not ask for Me."

Romans 11:7
What then? What Israel was seeking, it failed to obtain, but the elect did. The others were hardened,

Galatians 5:4
You who are trying to be justified by the law have been severed from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.


Treasury of Scripture

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

followed.

Romans 9:30-32
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith…

Romans 10:2-4
For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge…

Galatians 3:21
Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

hath.

Romans 3:20
Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Romans 4:14,15
For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: …

Romans 11:7
What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded









(31) Israel, on the other hand, though ostensibly pursuing a law the object of which was righteousness, did not reach such a law. They tried to keep the Law, but failed to keep it, and to bring themselves under its protection. The second "righteousness" is omitted in the best MSS.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
but
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

Israel,
Ἰσραὴλ (Israēl)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2474: Of Hebrew origin; Israel, the adopted name of Jacob, including his descendants.

who pursued
διώκων (diōkōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1377: To pursue, hence: I persecute. A prolonged form of a primary verb dio; to pursue; by implication, to persecute.

a law
νόμον (nomon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3551: From a primary nemo; law, genitive case, specially, (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively.

of righteousness,
δικαιοσύνης (dikaiosynēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1343: From dikaios; equity; specially justification.

has not attained
ἔφθασεν (ephthasen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5348: Apparently a primary verb; to be beforehand, i.e. Anticipate or precede; by extension, to have arrived at.

[it].
νόμον (nomon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3551: From a primary nemo; law, genitive case, specially, (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively.


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