Romans 10

The Word of Faith Brings Salvation

1Brethren, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation. 2For I testify about them that they have a  a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge. 3For not knowing about b  God’s righteousness and c  seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God. 4For d  Christ is the
Or goal
end of the law for righteousness to f  everyone who believes.

5For Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is
Lit out of, from
based on law h  shall live
Lit by it
by that righteousness.
6But j  the righteousness
Lit out of, from
based on faith speaks as follows: l  Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ (that is, to bring Christ down),
7orWho will descend into the m  abyss?’ (that is, to n  bring Christ up from the dead).” 8But what does it say? o  The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, 9
Or because
that q  if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and r  believe in your heart that s  God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;
10for with the heart a person believes
Lit to righteousness
resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses
Lit to salvation
resulting in salvation.
11For the Scripture says v  Whoever believes in Him will not be
Lit put to shame
12For x  there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is y  Lord of z  all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; 13for aa  Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

14How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him ab  whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without ac  a preacher? 15How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written ad  How beautiful are the feet of those who
Or preach the gospel
af  bring good news of good things!”

16However, they ag  did not all heed the
Or gospel
good news; for Isaiah says ai  Lord, who has believed our report?”
17So faith comes from aj  hearing, and hearing by ak  the word
Or concerning Christ
of Christ.

18But I say, surely they have never heard, have they? Indeed they have; am  Their voice has gone out into all the earth,
And their words to the ends of the
Or inhabited earth

19But I say, surely Israel did not know, did they? First Moses says, ao  “I will ap  make you jealous by that which is not a nation,
By a nation without understanding will I anger you.”

20And Isaiah is very bold and says, aq  “I was found by those who did not seek Me,
I became manifest to those who did not ask for Me.”

21But as for Israel He says ar  All the day long I have stretched out My hands to a disobedient and obstinate people.”
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