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Romans 10

1Brothers,#10:1 Or Brothers and sisters my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. 2For I bear them witness that #See Acts 21:20 they have a zeal for God, #[ch. 9:31]but not according to knowledge. 3For, being ignorant of #See ch. 1:17the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. 4For #[Matt. 5:17; Gal. 3:24]Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.#10:4 Or end of the law, that everyone who believes may be justified
The Message of Salvation to All
5For #Cited from Lev. 18:5 Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that #Neh. 9:29; Ezek. 20:11, 13, 21; Matt. 19:17; Luke 10:28; Gal. 3:12; [ch. 7:10]the person who does the commandments shall live by them. 6But #See ch. 9:30 the righteousness based on faith says, #[Deut. 30:12, 13]“Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) 7“or ‘Who will descend into the #See Rev. 9:1 abyss?’” (that is, #Heb. 13:20to bring Christ up from the dead). 8But what does it say? #Cited from Deut. 30:14“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); 9because, if #Matt. 10:32; Luke 12:8; [1 Cor. 12:3; Phil. 2:11] you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and #See Acts 16:31 believe in your heart #[1 Pet. 1:21]; See Acts 2:24that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. 11For the Scripture says, #See ch. 9:33“Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” 12#See ch. 3:22, 29 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; #Acts 10:36 for the same Lord is Lord of all, #See ch. 2:4bestowing his riches on all who call on him. 13For #Acts 2:21; Cited from Joel 2:32“everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
14How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him #Eph. 4:21; [John 9:36; 17:20] of whom they have never heard?#10:14 Or him whom they have never heard And how are they to hear #[Acts 8:31; Titus 1:3]without someone preaching? 15And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, #Cited from Isa. 52:7; [Nah. 1:15; Eph. 6:15]“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” 16But #ch. 3:3; Heb. 4:2 they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, #John 12:38; Cited from Isa. 53:1“Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” 17So #Gal. 3:2, 5faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
18But I ask, have they not heard? Indeed they have, for
# Cited from Ps. 19:4; [1 Thess. 1:8] “Their voice has gone out #[Mark 16:15]; See Matt. 24:14to all the earth,
and their words to the ends of the world.”
19But I ask, did Israel not understand? First Moses says,
# Cited from Deut. 32:21 “I will #ch. 11:11, 14 make you jealous of those who are not a nation;
with a #[Titus 3:3]foolish nation I will make you angry.”
20Then Isaiah is so bold as to say,
# Cited from Isa. 65:1; [ch. 9:30] “I have been found by those who did not seek me;
I have shown myself to those who did not ask for me.”
21But of Israel he says, #Cited from Isa. 65:2“All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people.”

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