Romans 10:5-21

For Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is [a]based on law shall live [b]by that righteousness. But the righteousness [c]based on faith speaks as follows: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ (that is, to bring Christ down), or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ (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”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, [d]that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, [e]resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, [f]resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be [g]disappointed.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who [h]bring good news of good things!”

However, they did not all heed the [i]good news; for Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word [j]of Christ.

But I say, surely they have never heard, have they? Indeed they have;

Their voice has gone out into all the earth,
And their words to the ends of the [k]world.”

But I say, surely Israel did not know, did they? First Moses says,

“I will make you jealous by that which is not a nation,
By a nation without understanding will I anger you.”

And Isaiah is very bold and says,

“I was found by those who did not seek Me,
I became manifest to those who did not ask for Me.”

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


Footnotes
  1. Romans 10:5 Lit out of, from
  2. Romans 10:5 Lit by it
  3. Romans 10:6 Lit out of, from
  4. Romans 10:9 Or because
  5. Romans 10:10 Lit to righteousness
  6. Romans 10:10 Lit to salvation
  7. Romans 10:11 Lit put to shame
  8. Romans 10:15 Or preach the gospel
  9. Romans 10:16 Or gospel
  10. Romans 10:17 Or concerning Christ
  11. Romans 10:18 Or inhabited earth

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Romans 11:1-10

Israel Is Not Cast Away

I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be! For I too am an Israelite, [a]a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel? “Lord, they have killed Your prophets, they have torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they are seeking my life.” But what [b]is the divine response to him? “I have kept for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time a remnant according to God’s [c]gracious choice. But if it is by grace, it is no longer [d]on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace.

What then? What Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but [e]those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened; just as it is written,

God gave them a spirit of stupor,
Eyes to see not and ears to hear not,
Down to this very day.”

And David says,

Let their table become a snare and a trap,
And a stumbling block and a retribution to them.
Let their eyes be darkened to see not,
And bend their backs forever.”


Footnotes
  1. Romans 11:1 Lit of the seed of Abraham
  2. Romans 11:4 Lit says
  3. Romans 11:5 Lit choice of grace
  4. Romans 11:6 Lit out of
  5. Romans 11:7 Lit the election

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