Romans 10

Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they might be saved. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own, they have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law, so that there may be righteousness for every one who believes. Moses describes the righteousness which is of the law, The man who practices these things shall live by them. But the righteousness which is by faith speaks in this way, Do not say in your heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead.) But what does it say? The word is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach: That if you shall confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. 10 For with the heart man believes and is made righteous; and with the mouth confesses and is saved. 11 For the scripture says, Whoever believes in him shall not be put to shame. 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord is Lord over all, bestowing his riches on all who call upon him. 13 For whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14 But how shall they call upon him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach, unless they are sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who bring glad tidings of good things! 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed our report? 17 So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. 18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes truly, for: Their voice went into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world. 19 But I say, Did Israel not know? First Moses says, I will provoke you to jealousy by those who are not a nation, by a foolish nation I will anger you. 20 And Isaiah is very bold, saying, I was found by those who did not seek me; I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me. 21 But to Israel he says, All day long I have stretched forth my hands to a disobedient and obstinate people.
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