Romans 10:1 Brethren, my heartes desire & prayer to God for Israel, is, that they myght be saued. Romans 10:2 For I beare them recorde, that they haue a zeale of God: but not accordyng to knowledge. Romans 10:3 For they beyng ignoraunt of Gods ryghteousnesse, and goyng about to stablyshe their owne righteousnesse, haue not ben obedient vnto the ryghteousness of God. Romans 10:4 For Christe is the ende of the lawe, for ryghteousnesse to all that beleue.
The Scripture sheweth the difference betwixt the righteousness of the Law, and this of faith,
Romans 10:5 For Moyses writeth, of the ryghteousnesse which [is] of the lawe, howe that the man which doth those thinges, shall lyue by them. Romans 10:6 But the ryghteousnesse which is of fayth, speaketh on this wise: Say not thou in thyne heart, who shall ascende into heauen? That is, to fetch Christe downe from aboue. Romans 10:7 Either who shall descende into the deepe? That is, to fetch vp Christe agayne from the dead. Romans 10:8 But what sayth he? The worde is nye thee, euen in thy mouth, and in thy heart. This same is the worde of faith, which we preache Romans 10:9 For if thou shalt knowledge with thy mouth, the Lorde Iesus, and shalt beleue in thyne heart that God raysed hym from the dead, thou shalt be saued. Romans 10:10 For with the heart man beleueth vnto ryghteousnesse, and with ye mouth man confesseth to saluation.
and that all, both Jew and Gentile, that believe, shall not be confounded,
Romans 10:11 For the scripture sayth: Whosoeuer beleueth on him, shall not be cofounded. Romans 10:12 There is no difference betwene the Iewe & the Greke: for the same Lorde ouer al, is riche vnto al yt call vpon him. Romans 10:13 For whosoeuer shall call on the name of the Lorde, shalbe saued. Romans 10:14 Howe then shall they call on hym, on whom they haue not beleued? Howe shall they beleue on hym of whom they haue not hearde? Howe shal they heare, without a preacher? Romans 10:15 And howe shall they preache, except they be sent? As it is written: Howe beautifull are the feete of them whiche bryng good tydynges of peace, & bryng good tydynges of good thynges. Romans 10:16 But they haue not all obeyed ye Gospel. For Esaias sayth: Lorde, who hath beleued our sayinges? Romans 10:17 So then fayth commeth by hearyng, and hearyng commeth by the worde of God.
and that the Gentiles shall receive the Word, and believe.
Romans 10:18 But I aske: Haue they not hearde? No doubt, their sounde went out into all landes, and their wordes into the endes of the worlde.
Israel was not ignorant of these things.
Romans 10:19 But I demaunde whether Israel did knowe or not? First Moyses sayth: I wyll prouoke you to enuie, by them that are no people: and by a foolyshe nation I wyll anger you. Romans 10:20 And Esaias is bolde, and sayeth: I am founde of them that sought me not: I am manifest vnto them that asked not after me. Romans 10:21 But agaynst Israel he sayeth: All day long haue I stretched foorth my handes vnto a people that beleueth not, but speaketh agaynst me.