27Isaiahcries out concerningIsrael, "1THOUGH THE NUMBER OF THE SONS OF ISRAEL BE 2LIKE THE SAND OF THE SEA, IT IS 3THE REMNANT THAT WILL BE SAVED;
284FOR THE LORD WILL EXECUTE HIS WORD ON THE EARTH, aTHOROUGHLY AND bQUICKLY."
And just as Isaiahforetold, "5UNLESS6THE LORD OF cSABAOTH HAD LEFT TO US A dPOSTERITY, 7WE WOULD HAVE BECOMELIKESODOM, AND WOULD HAVE eRESEMBLEDGOMORRAH."
308What shall we saythen? That Gentiles, who did not pursuerighteousness, attainedrighteousness, even9the righteousness which is fby faith;
but Israel, 10pursuing a law of righteousness, did not 11arrive at that law.
32Why ? Because they did not pursue it gby faith, but as though it were hby works. They stumbledover12the stumblingstone,
33just as it is written, "13BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION14A STONE OF STUMBLING AND A ROCK OF OFFENSE, 15AND HE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM 16WILL NOT BE iDISAPPOINTED."