Romans 10:16

16 But not all the Israelites accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?”[a]

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Romans 10:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
ESV
16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?"
NLT
16 But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, “ LORD, who has believed our message?”
MSG
16 But not everybody is ready for this, ready to see and hear and act. Isaiah asked what we all ask at one time or another: "Does anyone care, God? Is anyone listening and believing a word of it?"
CSB
16 But all did not obey the gospel. For Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed our message?

Romans 10:16 Meaning and Commentary

Romans 10:16

But they have not all obeyed the Gospel
Who hear it, and to whom it is preached; for though ministers may be regularly sent forth, and rightly preach the Gospel in the purity of it, yet there is no success without the power of God attending it: ministers may preach, and men may hear, and yet not obey the Gospel; that is, cordially embrace the doctrines, and sincerely submit to the ordinances of it:

for Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report;
or "our hearing", agreeably to the Hebrew word in ( Isaiah 53:1 ) , (wntewmv) , and which designs not the "hearing" with which the apostles heard Christ, though what they heard from him, they made known to men; but the hearing, or the word heard, which others had from them, namely, the report they made in their ministry, of the person and grace of Christ, which was disregarded, when the arm and power of the Lord were not, revealed and exerted: this was the case of the Jews in Isaiah's time, and the same in the times of Christ and his apostles, and is always the case, when divine power does not attend the preaching of the Gospel.

Romans 10:16 In-Context

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 anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
16 But not all the Israelites accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?”
17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
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.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. Hebrews 4:2
  • 2. Isaiah 53:1; John 12:38

Footnotes 1

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