Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Romans 9:31 in English Standard Version "but that Israel who pursued a law that would lead to righteousness did not succeed in reaching that law." Ro 10:2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. Ro 11:7 What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elect obtained it, but the rest were hardened, Ga 5:4 You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.