Romans 9:22-33

[a]What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction? And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory, even us, whom He also called, not from among Jews only, but also from among Gentiles. As He says also in Hosea,

“I will call those who were not My people, ‘My people,’
And her who was not beloved, ‘beloved.’”
And it shall be that in the place where it was said to them, ‘you are not My people,’
There they shall be called sons of the living God.”

Isaiah cries out concerning Israel, “Though the number of the sons of Israel be like the sand of the sea, it is the remnant that will be saved; for the Lord will execute His word on the earth, [b]thoroughly and [c]quickly.” And just as Isaiah foretold,

Unless the Lord of [d]Sabaoth had left to us a [e]posterity,
We would have become like Sodom, and would have [f]resembled Gomorrah.”

What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is [g]by faith; but Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law. Why? Because they did not pursue it [h]by faith, but as though it were [i]by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone, just as it is written,

Behold, I lay in Zion a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense,
And he who believes in Him will not be [j]disappointed.”


Footnotes
  1. Romans 9:22 Lit But
  2. Romans 9:28 Lit finishing it
  3. Romans 9:28 Lit cutting it short
  4. Romans 9:29 I.e. Hosts
  5. Romans 9:29 Lit seed
  6. Romans 9:29 Lit been made like
  7. Romans 9:30 Lit out of
  8. Romans 9:32 Lit out of
  9. Romans 9:32 Lit out of
  10. Romans 9:33 Lit put to shame

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Romans 10:1-4

The Word of Faith Brings Salvation

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


Footnotes
  1. Romans 10:4 Or goal

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