Romans 10:1 Bretherne, my hertes desyre, and prayer to God for Israell is þt they myghte be saued. Romans 10:2 For I beare them recorde that they haue a feruent mynde to Godwarde, but not accordynge to knoweledge. Romans 10:3 For they are ignoraunte of the ryghteousnes whiche is alowed before God, and go aboute to stablish theyr owne ryghtuousnes, and therfore are not obediente vnto the ryghtuousnes whiche is of valoure before God. Romans 10:4 For Christe is þe ende of the lawe, to iustifye all that beleue.
The Scripture sheweth the difference betwixt the righteousness of the Law, and this of faith,
Romans 10:5 Moyses descrybeth the ryghtuousnes whiche cometh of the lawe, howe that the man which doeth the thynges of the lawe, shal liue therein. Romans 10:6 But the ryghtuousnes which cometh of fayth, speaketh on thys wyse. Saye not in thyne herte who shall ascende into heauen? (þt is nothyng els, but to fetch Christ doune) Romans 10:7 Other who shall descende into the depe? (that is nothynge els, but to fetche vp Christe from death). Romans 10:8 But what sayeth the scripture? The worde is nye the, euen in thy mouth & in thyne herte. Thys worde is the word of faith which we preache. Romans 10:9 For yf thou shalt knoweledge with thy mouthe that Iesus is the Lorde, and shalte beleue with thyne herte that God raysed hym vp from death, thou shalte be safe. Romans 10:10 For the beliefe of the herte iustifyeth: and to knoweledge with the mouth, maketh a man safe.
and that all, both Jew and Gentile, that believe, shall not be confounded,
Romans 10:11 For the scripture sayth whosoeuer beleueth on hym, shall not be ashamed. Romans 10:12 There is no difference betwene þe Iewe, & the gentyll. For one is Lorde of all whiche is ryche vnto all that call on hym. Romans 10:13 For whosoeuer shall call on the name of the Lorde, shalbe safe. Romans 10:14 But how shall they call on hym, on whom they beleued not? howe shall they beleue no hym of whom they haue not hearde? howe shall they heare withoute a preacher? Romans 10:15 And howe shall they preache except they be sent? As it is wrytten: howe beautyfull are the fete of them whiche brynge glad tydynges of peace, and bryng glad tydynges of good thynges. Romans 10:16 But they haue not all obeyed to the Gospell. For Esayas sayeth: Lorde, who shal beleue oure saiynges? Romans 10:17 So then fayth cometh by the worde of God.
and that the Gentiles shall receive the Word, and believe.
Romans 10:18 But I axe. Haue they not hearde? No doubte, theyr sounde went out into all landes, and theyr wordes into the endes of the worlde.
Israel was not ignorant of these things.
Romans 10:19 But I demaund, whether Israel dyd knowe or not? Fyrste Moyses sayth: I will prouoke you for to enuye, by them that are no people, and by a folyshe nacyon I will anger you. Romans 10:20 Esayas after that is bolde and sayth: I am founde of the, that soughte me not, & haue appeared to them that axed not after me. Romans 10:21 And agaynste Israell he sayth: All daye long haue I stretched forth my handes vnto a people þt beleueth not, but speaketh agaynste me.