Romans 10

My Brethren, The desire of my heart, and my intercession with God for them, is, that they might have life. For I bear them witness, that there is in them a zeal for God; but it is not according to knowledge. For they know not the righteousness of God, but seek to establish their own righteousness: and therefore they have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God. For Messiah is the aim of the law, for righteousness, unto every one that believeth in him. For Moses describeth the righteousness, which is by the law, thus: Whoever shall do these things, shall live by them. But the righteousness which is by faith, saith thus: Thou shalt not say in thy heart, Who ascendeth to heaven, and bringeth Messiah down? Or, Who descendeth to the abyss of the grave, and bringeth up Messiah from the place of the dead? But what saith it? The thing is near to thy mouth, and to thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we proclaim. And if thou shalt confess with thy mouth our Lord Jesus, and shalt believe with thy heart, that God hath raised him from the dead; thou shalt live. 10 For the heart that believeth in him, is justified; and the mouth that confesseth him, is restored to life. 11 For the scripture saith: Every one that believeth in him, shall not be ashamed. 12 And in this, it discriminateth neither Jews nor Gentiles. For there is one Lord over them all, who is rich, towards every one that calleth on him. 13 For every one that shall call on the name of the Lord, will have life. 14 How then shall they call on him, in whom they have not believed? Or, how shall they believe in him, of whom they have not heard? Or, how shall they hear, without a preacher? 15 Or, how shall they preach, if they are not sent forth? As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of the heralds of peace, and of the heralds of good things? 16 But all of them have not obeyed the proclamation of the gospel. (For, Isaiah said: My Lord, who hath believed our proclamation?) 17 Therefore, faith is from the hearing of the ear; and the hearing of the ear, is from the word of God. 18 But I say: Have they not heard? And, lo, their proclamation hath gone out into all the earth; and their words to the ends of the world. 19 But I say: Did not Israel know? First, Moses said, thus: I will awaken your emulation, by a people which is not a people; and by a disobedient people, I will provoke you. 20 And Isaiah was bold, and said: I was seen by those who sought me not; and I was found by those who inquired not for me. 21 But to Israel, he said: All the day, have I stretched out my hands to a contentious and disobedient people.
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