Romans 10 DBY

1 Brethren, the delight of my own heart and my supplication which [I address] to God for them is for salvation.

References for Romans 10:1

    • a 10:1 - i.e. his good pleasure, the thought that delighted him. The order of the words gives the force of 'own,' or an emphatic 'my.' The connection of the beginning of the phrase with 'for salvation' is not very grammatical; but this abruptness of style is usual with Paul. See Note, ch. 9.3.
    • b 10:1 - Some authorities have 'for Israel,' but 'for them' is the more correct reading, and, occupied as the apostle is with his subject, is far more beautiful. 'For salvation' is perhaps a little obscure; but what he says is, what would satisfy his heart was that; and his prayers tended that way, not to their judgment, evil as they were, and rejecters of Christ. But the judgment was not yet revealed.
      2 For I bear them witness that they have zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
      3 For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own [righteousness], have not submitted to the righteousness of God.
      4 For Christ is [the] end of law for righteousness to every one that believes.
      5 For Moses lays down in writing the righteousness which is of the law, The man who has practised those things shall live by them.

      References for Romans 10:5

        • c 10:5 - See Lev. 18.5.
          6 But the righteousness of faith speaks thus: Do not say in thine heart, Who shall ascend to the heavens? that is, to bring Christ down;

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            • d 10:6 - See Deut. 30.12-14.
              7 or, Who shall descend into the abyss? that is, to bring up Christ from among [the] dead.
              8 But what says it? The word is near thee, in thy mouth and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach:

              References for Romans 10:8

                • e 10:8 - Lit. 'herald,' as vers. 14,15.
                  9 that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord, and shalt believe in thine heart that God has raised him from among [the] dead, thou shalt be saved.

                  References for Romans 10:9

                    • f 10:9 - Or '[the] Lord Jesus.'
                      10 For with [the] heart is believed to righteousness; and with [the] mouth confession made to salvation.

                      References for Romans 10:10

                        • g 10:10 - Or 'man believes.' 'Is believed' is literal, and sufficiently intelligible.
                          11 For the scripture says, No one believing on him shall be ashamed.

                          References for Romans 10:11

                            • h 10:11 - See Isa. 28.16.
                              12 For there is no difference of Jew and Greek; for the same Lord of all [is] rich towards all that call upon him.
                              13 For every one whosoever, who shall call on the name of the Lord, shall be saved.

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                                • i 10:13 - See Joel 2.32.
                                  14 How then shall they call upon him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe on him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without one who preaches?
                                  15 and how shall they preach unless they have been sent? according as it is written, How beautiful the feet of them that announce glad tidings of peace, of them that announce glad tidings of good things!

                                  References for Romans 10:15

                                    • j 10:15 - See Isa. 52.7.
                                      16 But they have not all obeyed the glad tidings. For Esaias says, Lord, who has believed our report?

                                      References for Romans 10:16

                                        • k 10:16 - See Isa. 53.1.
                                        • l 10:16 - The Greek word for 'report,' here and twice in ver. 17, includes both what is heard and the hearing.
                                          17 So faith then [is] by a report, but the report by God's word.
                                          18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yea, surely, Their voice has gone out into all the earth, and their words to the extremities of the habitable world.

                                          References for Romans 10:18

                                            • m 10:18 - See Ps. 19.4.
                                              19 But I say, Has not Israel known? First, Moses says, *I* will provoke you to jealousy through [them that are] not a nation: through a nation without understanding I will anger you.

                                              References for Romans 10:19

                                                • n 10:19 - See Deut. 32.21.
                                                • o 10:19 - Epi, 'through,' signifies the occasion or condition under which a thing happens, not the means of, as an instrument: 'through' expresses this more nearly than 'by.' See Note, ch. 5.14, 'in.'
                                                  20 But Esaias is very bold, and says, I have been found by those not seeking me; I have become manifest to those not inquiring after me.

                                                  References for Romans 10:20

                                                    • p 10:20 - See Isa. 65.1.
                                                      21 But unto Israel he says, All the day long I have stretched out my hands unto a people disobeying and opposing.

                                                      References for Romans 10:21

                                                        • q 10:21 - See Isa. 65.2.
                                                        • r 10:21 - Or 'contradicting.' 'Disobeying' or 'not believing' is apeitheo, as chs. 2.8; 11.30,31; 15.31: see Note e, John 3.36.