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?
And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"a116
But not all the Israelites accepted the good news.2 For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our message?"b317
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message,4 and the message is heard through the word of Christ.518
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."c619
Again I ask: Did Israel not understand? First, Moses says, "I will make you envious7 by those who are not a nation; I will make you angry by a nation that has no understanding."d820
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."e921
But concerning Israel he says, "All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and obstinate people."f10