Romans 10:1 Brethren, mine 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 the zeale of God, but not according to knowledge. Romans 10:3 For they, being ignorant of the righteousnes of God, and going about to stablish their owne righteousnes, haue not submitted themselues to the righteousnes of God. Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the Law for righteousnes vnto euery one that beleeueth.
The Scripture sheweth the difference betwixt the righteousness of the Law, and this of faith,
Romans 10:5 For Moses thus describeth the righteousnes which is of the Lawe, That the man which doeth these things, shall liue thereby. Romans 10:6 But the righteousnes which is of faith, speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heauen? (that is to bring Christ from aboue) Romans 10:7 Or, Who shal descend into the deepe? (that is to bring Christ againe from the dead) Romans 10:8 But what sayth it? The worde is neere thee, euen in thy mouth, and in thine heart. This is the worde of faith which we preach. Romans 10:9 For if thou shalt confesse with thy mouth the Lord Iesus, and shalt beleeue in thine heart, that God raised him vp from the dead, thou shalt be saued: Romans 10:10 For with the heart man beleeueth vnto righteousnes, and with the mouth man confesseth to saluation.
and that all, both Jew and Gentile, that believe, shall not be confounded,
Romans 10:11 For the Scripture saith, Whosoeuer beleeueth in him, shall not be ashamed. Romans 10:12 For there is no difference betweene the Iewe and the Grecian: for he that is Lorde ouer all, is rich vnto all, that call on him. Romans 10:13 For whosoeuer shall call vpon the Name of the Lord, shalbe saued. Romans 10:14 But how shall they call on him, in whome they haue not beleeued? and how shall they beleeue in him, of whom they haue not heard? and howe shall they heare without a preacher? Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, Howe beautifull are the feete of them which bring glad tidings of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! Romans 10:16 But they haue not all obeyed ye Gospel: for Esaias saith, Lord, who hath beleeued our report? Romans 10:17 Then faith is by hearing, and hearing by the worde of God.
and that the Gentiles shall receive the Word, and believe.
Romans 10:18 But I demaund, Haue they not heard? No doubt their sound went out through all the earth, and their wordes into the endes of the worlde.
Israel was not ignorant of these things.
Romans 10:19 But I demaund, Did not Israel knowe God? First Moses sayth, I will prouoke you to enuie by a nation that is not my nation, and by a foolish nation I will anger you. Romans 10:20 And Esaias is bolde, & saith, I was found of them that sought me not, and haue bene made manifest to them that asked not after me. Romans 10:21 And vnto Israel hee sayth, All the day long haue I stretched foorth mine hand vnto a disobedient, and gainesaying people.