PAUL THE APOSTLE
Romans 10 ©
1 After the testimony of his inclination to the Jews, the apostle treats more at large of the nearest cause of their rebellion against Christ. 5 Afterward puts a difference, even in the very words of Moses, between the righteousness of the law, to which the Jews held themselves, and the righteousness of faith which they rejected, and describes them both with their properties. 12 Declares further that God now by the preaching of the Gospel in the entire world, calls both Jews and Greeks to faith in Christ. 16 But that the greater part of the Jews were disobedient to this calling, and that on the contrary the Gentiles obeyed the same. 19 Which he proves to be thus foretold by the prophets.
BRETHREN, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they 1might be saved.
For I bear them record that they have 2aa zeal of God, but 3not according to knowledge.
For they being ignorant of 4God’s righteousness, and goingb about 5to establish 6their own righteousness, 7have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
Forc Christ is 8the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
9For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That thed man which doeth 10those things shall live by them.
But the righteousness which is of faith 11speaketh on this wise, 12Saye not 13in thine heart, 14Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, 15to bring Christ down from above:)
Or, Who shall descend 16into the deep? (that is, 17to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
But 18what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, 19the word of faith, which 20we preach;
That if thou 21shalt confess with thy mouth 22the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him 23from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man 24believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth 25confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth 26onf him 27shall not be ashamed.
Forg there is 28no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for 29the same Lord over all is 30rich unto all 31that call upon him.
Forh whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
32How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have 33not heard? and how shall they 34hear without a preacher?
And 35how shall they preach, except they be 36sent? as it is written, Howi37beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of 38peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
But they have not 39all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord,j who hath believed our 40report?
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing 41by the word of God.
But I say, Have 42they not heard? 43Yes verily, 44theirk sound went into all the earth, and their words 45unto the ends of the world.
But I say, 46Did not Israel 47know? First Moses 48saith, Il will provoke you to 49jealousy by them that are 50no people, and by 51a foolish nation I will anger you.
But Esaias is 52very bold, and saith, Im was 53found of them 54that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.
But to Israel he saith, Alln day long I have stretched forth 55my hands unto a disobedient and 56gainsaying people.