Romans 10:1 Brethren, my hearts desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saued. Romans 10:2 For I beare them record, that they haue a zeale of God, but not according to knowledge. Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of Gods righteousnesse, and going about to establish their owne righteousnesse, haue not submitted themselues vnto the righteousnesse of God. Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the Law for righteousnes to euery one that beleeueth.
The Scripture sheweth the difference betwixt the righteousness of the Law, and this of faith,
Romans 10:5 For Moses describeth the righteousnesse which is of the Law, that the man which doeth those things shall liue by them. Romans 10:6 But the righteousnesse which is of faith, speaketh on this wise: Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heauen? That is to bring Christ down from aboue. Romans 10:7 Or, Who shall descend into the deepe? That is to bring vp Christ againe from the dead. Romans 10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, [euen] in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that is the word of faith which we preach, Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confesse with thy mouth the Lord Iesus, and shalt beleeue in thine heart, that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saued. Romans 10:10 For with the heart man beleeueth vnto righteousnesse, and with the mouth confession is made vnto saluation.
and that all, both Jew and Gentile, that believe, shall not be confounded,
Romans 10:11 For the Scripture saith, Whosoeuer beleeueth on him, shall not bee ashamed. Romans 10:12 For there is no difference betweene the Iew and the Greeke: for the same Lord ouer all, is rich vnto all, that call vpon him. Romans 10:13 For whosoeuer shall call vpon the Name of the Lord, shall be saued. Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they haue not beleeued? And how shal they beleeue in him, of whom they haue not heard? And how shall they heare without a Preacher? Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written: How beautifull are the feete of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! Romans 10:16 But they haue not all obeyed the Gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath beleeued our report? Romans 10:17 So then, faith [commeth] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
and that the Gentiles shall receive the Word, and believe.
Romans 10:18 But I say, haue they not heard? yes verely, their sound went into all the earth, and their words vnto the ends of the world.
Israel was not ignorant of these things.
Romans 10:19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will prouoke you to iealousie by them that are no people, & by a foolish nation I will anger you. Romans 10:20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not: I was made manifest vnto them, that asked not after me. Romans 10:21 But to Israel he sayth, All day long I haue stretched foorth my hands vnto a disobedient and gainesaying people.