Being ignorant of God's righteousness (agnoounte thn tou qeou dikaiosunhn). A blunt thing to say, but true as Paul has shown in Philippians 2:1-3:20 . They did not understand the God-kind of righteousness by faith ( Philippians 1:17 ). They misconceived it ( Philippians 2:4 ). They did not subject themselves (ouc upetaghsan). Second aorist passive indicative of upotassw, common Koin verb, to put oneself under orders, to obey, here the passive in sense of the middle ( James 4:7 ) like apekriqhn, I answered.