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Romans 10:16


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

Context / meaning

Romans 10 [10.] For with the heart, one believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in him will not be disappointed.”[f]

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. For, “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”[g] 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? 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!”[h]

Romans 10 [16.] But they didn’t all listen to the glad news. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?”[i] So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 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.”[j]

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,
with a nation void of understanding I will make you angry.”[k]

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.”[l]

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


f. Romans 10:11 Isaiah 28:16.
g. Romans 10:13 Joel 2:32.
h. Romans 10:15 Isaiah 52:7.
i. Romans 10:16 Isaiah 53:1.
j. Romans 10:18 Psalm 19:4.
k. Romans 10:19 Deuteronomy 32:31.
l. Romans 10:20 Isaiah 65:1.
m. Romans 10:21 Isaiah 65:2.

PIB Scriptures are derived from the World English Bible


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