Romans 10:1 Brethren, my hertes desyre, & prayer vnto God for Israel is, that they might be saued. Romans 10:2 For I beare them recorde, that they are zelous for Gods cause, but not wt vnderstondinge. Romans 10:3 For they knowe not the righteousnes which auayleth before God, and go aboute to manteyne their awne righteousnes: and thus they are not subdued vnto the righteousnes, that is off value before God. Romans 10:4 For Christ is the ende of the lawe, vnto righteousnes for euery one yt beleueth.
The Scripture sheweth the difference betwixt the righteousness of the Law, and this of faith,
Romans 10:5 Moses wryteth of ye righteousnes which commeth of the lawe, that the man which doth ye same, shal lyue therin. Romans 10:6 But ye righteousnes which cometh of faith, speaketh on this wyse: Saye not in thine hert: Who wil go vp in to heaue? (that is nothinge els then to fetch Christ downe) Romans 10:7 Or who wyl go downe in to ye depe? (that is nothinge els the to fetch vp Christ from the deed.) Romans 10:8 But what sayeth the scripture? The worde is nye the, euen in thy mouth and in thine hert. This is ye worde of faith yt we preach. Romans 10:9 For yf thou knowlegest Iesus with thy mouth, that he is the LORDE, and beleuest in thine hert, that God hath raysed him vp from the deed, thou shalt be saued. Romans 10:10 For yf a man beleue from the hert, he shalbe made righteous: and yf a ma knowlege with the mouth, he shal be saued.
and that all, both Jew and Gentile, that believe, shall not be confounded,
Romans 10:11 For the scripture sayeth: Who so euer beleueth on him, shal not be confounded. Romans 10:12 Here is no difference, nether of the Iewe ner of the Gentyle. For one is LORDE of all, which is riche vnto all yt call vpo him. Romans 10:13 For who so euer shal call vpon the name of the LORDE, shalbe saued. Romans 10:14 But how shal they call vpo him, on who they beleue not? How shal they beleue on him, of who they haue not herde? How shal they heare without a preacher? Romans 10:15 But how shal they preach, excepte they be sent? As it is wrytte: How beutyfull are the fete of the yt preach peace, yt brynge good tidinges? Romans 10:16 But they are not all obedient vnto the Gospell. For Esaye sayeth: LORDE, who beleueth oure preachinge? Romans 10:17 So the faith cometh by hearynge, but hearinge cometh by the worde of God.
and that the Gentiles shall receive the Word, and believe.
Romans 10:18 But I saye: Haue they not herde? No doute their sounde wete out into all londes, and their wordes in to the endes of the worlde.
Israel was not ignorant of these things.
Romans 10:19 But I saye: Hath not Israel knowne? First, Moses sayeth: I wil prouoke you to enuye, by them that are not my people: & by a foolish nacion wyl I anger you. Romans 10:20 Esaye after him is bolde, aud sayeth: I am founde of them, that sought me not: & haue appeared vnto them, that axed not after me. Romans 10:21 But vnto Israel he sayeth: All the daye loge haue I stretched forth my handes vnto a people yt beleueth not, but speaketh agaynst me.