The Evangel - Romans
10:1 Indeed, brethren, the delight of my heart and my petition to God for their sake is for salvation. 2 For I am testifying to them that they have a zeal of God, but not in accord with recognition. 3 For they, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, were not subjected to the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the consummation of law for righteousness to everyone who is believing.
5 For Moses is writing of the righteousness which is of law, that a man who does the same shall be living in it. 6 Yet the righteousness of faith is saying thus: You may not be saying in your heart, Who will be ascending into heaven? — that is, to be leading Christ down — 7 or Who will be descending into the submerged chaos? — that is, to be leading Christ up from among the dead. 8 But what is it saying? Near you is the declaration, in your mouth and in your heart — that is, the declaration of faith which we are heralding 9 that, if ever you should be avowing with your mouth the declaration that Jesus is Lord, and should be believing in your heart that God rouses Him from among the dead, you shall be saved. 10 For with the heart it is believed for righteousness, yet with the mouth it is avowed for salvation. 11 For the scripture is saying: Everyone who is believing on Him shall not be disgraced. 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same One is Lord of all, being rich for all who are invoking Him. 13 For everyone, whoever should be invoking the name of the Lord, shall be saved.
14 How, then, should they be invoking One in Whom they do not believe? Yet how should they be believing One of Whom they do not hear? Yet how should they be hearing apart from one heralding? 15 Yet how should they be heralding if ever they should not be commissioned? According as it is written: How beautiful are the feet of those bringing an evangel of good! 16 But not all obey the evangel, for Isaiah is saying,
“Lord, who believes our tidings?”
17 Consequently, faith is out of tidings, yet the tidings through a declaration of Christ.
18 But, I am saying, Do they not hear at all? To be sure!
“Into the entire earth came out their utterance,
And into the ends of the inhabited earth
19 But, I am saying, Did not Israel know at all? First Moses is saying,
I shall be provoking you to jealousy
over those not a nation;
Over an unintelligent nation shall I be
20 Yet Isaiah is very daring and is saying,
I was found by those who are
not seeking Me;
I became disclosed to those who are
not inquiring for Me.
21 Now to Israel He is saying,
The whole day I spread out My hands
to a stubborn and contradicting people!
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