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The epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans, chapter 10, New English Translation and King James Version

Chapter 10

New English Translation

   1 Brothers and sisters, my heart's desire and prayer to God on behalf of my fellow Israelites is for their salvation. 2 For I can testify that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not in line with the truth. 3 For ignoring the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking instead to establish their own righteousness, they did not submit to God's righteousness. 4 For Christ is the end of the law, with the result that there is righteousness for everyone who believes.
   5 For Moses writes about the righteousness that is by the law: "The one who does these things will live by them." 6 But the righteousness that is by faith says: "Do not say in your heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven?'" (that is, to bring Christ down) 7 or "Who will descend into the abyss?" (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8 But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith that we preach), 9 because if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is LORD and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and thus has righteousness and with the mouth one confesses and thus has salvation. 11 For the scripture says, "Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame." 12 For there is no distinction between the Jew and the Greek, for the same LORD is LORD of all, who richly blesses all who call on him. 13 For everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved.
   14 How are they to call on one they have not believed in? And how are they to believe in one they have not heard of? And how are they to hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How timely is the arrival of those who proclaim the good news." 16 But not all have obeyed the good news, for Isaiah says, "LORD, who has believed our report?" 17 Consequently faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the preached word of Christ.
   18 But I ask, have they not heard? Yes, they have: Their voice has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world. 19 But again I ask, didn't Israel understand? First Moses says, "I will make you jealous by those who are not a nation; with a senseless nation I will provoke you to anger." 20 And Isaiah is even bold enough to say, "I was found by those who did not seek me; I became well known to those who did not ask for me." 21 But about Israel he says, "All day long I held out my hands to this disobedient and stubborn people!"

King James Version

   1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
   2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
   3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
   4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
   5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
   6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
   7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
   8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
   9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
   10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
   11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
   12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
   13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
   14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
   15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
   16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
   17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
   18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
   19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
   20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.
   21 But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.

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