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Romans 10 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My friends, how I wish with all my heart that my own people might be saved! How I pray to God for them! 1 Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.
2 I can assure you that they are deeply devoted to God; but their devotion is not based on true knowledge. 2 For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.
3 They have not known the way in which God puts people right with himself, and instead, they have tried to set up their own way; and so they did not submit themselves to God's way of putting people right. 3 Since they did not know the righteousness that comes from God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.
4 For Christ has brought the Law to an end, so that everyone who believes is put right with God. 4 Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.
5 Moses wrote this about being put right with God by obeying the Law: "Whoever obeys the commands of the Law will live." 5 Moses describes in this way the righteousness that is by the law: "The man who does these things will live by them."
6 But what the scripture says about being put right with God through faith is this: "You are not to ask yourself, Who will go up into heaven?" (that is, to bring Christ down). 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 "Nor are you to ask, Who will go down into the world below?" (that is, to bring Christ up from death). 7 "or 'Who will descend into the deep?' " (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).
8 What it says is this: "God's message is near you, on your lips and in your heart" - that is, the message of faith that we preach. 8 But what does it say? "The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart," that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming:
9 If you confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised him from death, you will be saved. 9 That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For it is by our faith that we are put right with God; it is by our confession that we are saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
11 The scripture says, "Whoever believes in him will not be disappointed." 11 As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame."
12 This includes everyone, because there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles; God is the same Lord of all and richly blesses all who call to him. 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile--the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him,
13 As the scripture says, "Everyone who calls out to the Lord for help will be saved." 13 for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
14 But how can they call to him for help if they have not believed? And how can they believe if they have not heard the message? And how can they hear if the message is not proclaimed? 14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
15 And how can the message be proclaimed if the messengers are not sent out? As the scripture says, "How wonderful is the coming of messengers who bring good news!" 15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"
16 But not all have accepted the Good News. Isaiah himself said, "Lord, who believed our message?" 16 But not all the Israelites accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our message?"
17 So then, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message comes through preaching Christ. 17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.
18 But I ask: Is it true that they did not hear the message? Of course they did - for as the scripture says: "The sound of their voice went out to all the world; their words reached the ends of the earth." 18 But I ask: Did they not hear? Of course they did: "Their voice has gone out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world."
19 Again I ask: Did the people of Israel not understand? Moses himself is the first one to answer: "I will use a so-called nation to make my people jealous; and by means of a nation of fools I will make my people angry." 19 Again I ask: Did Israel not understand? First, Moses says, "I will make you envious by those who are not a nation; I will make you angry by a nation that has no understanding."
20 And Isaiah is even bolder when he says, "I was found by those who were not looking for me; I appeared to those who were not asking for me." 20 And Isaiah boldly says, "I was found by those who did not seek me; I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me."
21 But concerning Israel he says, "All day long I held out my hands to welcome a disobedient and rebellious people." 21 But concerning Israel he says, "All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and obstinate people."