Romans 10

Romans 10:1  
Brothers, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God is for Israel, that they may be saved.

Romans 10:2  
For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

Romans 10:3  
For being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they didn’t subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

Romans 10:4  
For Christ is the fulfillment of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

Romans 10:5  
For Moses writes about the righteousness of the law, “The one who does them will live by them.”

Romans 10:6  
But the righteousness which is of faith says this, “Don’t say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ (that is, to bring Christ down);

Romans 10:7  
or, ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead.)”

Romans 10:8  
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 preach:

Romans 10:9  
that if you will confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Romans 10:10  
For with the heart one believes resulting in righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made resulting in salvation.

Romans 10:11  
For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in him will not be disappointed.”

Romans 10:12  
For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, and is rich to all who call on him.

Romans 10:13  
For, “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Romans 10:14  
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in him whom they have not heard? How will they hear without a preacher?

Romans 10:15  
And how will they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Good News of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!”

Romans 10:16  
But they didn’t all listen to the glad news. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?”

Romans 10:17  
So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Romans 10:18  
But I say, didn’t they hear? Yes, most certainly, “Their sound went out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”

Romans 10:19  
But I ask, didn’t Israel know? First Moses says, “I will provoke you to jealousy with that which is no nation. I will make you angry with a nation void of understanding.”

Romans 10:20  
Isaiah is very bold and says, “I was found by those who didn’t seek me. I was revealed to those who didn’t ask for me.”

Romans 10:21  
But about Israel he says, “All day long I stretched out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people.”

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