Romans 10

The Word Brings Salvation

Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for [the Israelites] [is] for [their] salvation. For I testify about them that they are zealous for God, but not on the basis of knowledge. Because they were ignorant of God’s righteousness and sought to establish [their] own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. Christ [is] [the] end of the Law, to bring righteousness to everyone who believes. For concerning the righteousness that is by the Law, Moses writes: “The man [who] does these things will live by them.”
Leviticus 18:5
But the righteousness that is by faith says: “vvv Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’
Deuteronomy 30:12
(that is, to bring Christ down )
or, ‘Who will descend into the Abyss?’
Deuteronomy 30:13
(that is, to bring Christ up from [the] dead ).”
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart,”
Deuteronomy 30:14
that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming:
that if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus [is] Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from [the] dead, you will be saved. 10  For with [your] heart [you] believe [and are] justified, and with [your] mouth [you] confess [and are] saved. 11  [It is] just as the Scripture says: “Anyone who believes in Him will never be put to shame.”
Isaiah 28:16
12  For there is no difference between Jew and Greek: The same Lord [is Lord] of all, [and] gives richly to all who call on Him, 13  for, “Everyone who calls on the name of [the] Lord will be saved.”
Joel 2:32
14  How then can they call on [the One] in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe in [the One] of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without [someone] to preach? 15  And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful [are] the feet of those who
BYZ and TR include preach the gospel of peace, who
bring good news!”
Isaiah 52:7
16  But not all of them welcomed the good news. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?”
Isaiah 53:1
17  Consequently, faith [comes] by hearing, and hearing by [the] word of Christ. 18  But I ask, did they not hear? Indeed [they did] : “Their voice has gone out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”
Psalm 19:4
19  I ask instead: {Did} Israel not understand? First, Moses says: “I will make you jealous by [those who are] not a nation; I will make you angry by a nation without understanding.”
Deuteronomy 32:21
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.”
Isaiah 65:1
21  But as for Israel he says: “All day long I have held out My hands to [a] disobedient and obstinate people.”
Isaiah 65:2
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