Romans 10:1 Brethren, the pleasure indeed of my heart, and my supplication that [is] to God for Israel, isfor salvation; Romans 10:2 for I bear them testimony that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge, Romans 10:3 for not knowing the righteousness of God, and their own righteousness seeking to establish, to the righteousness of God they did not submit. Romans 10:4 For Christ is an end of law for righteousness to every one who is believing,
The Scripture sheweth the difference betwixt the righteousness of the Law, and this of faith,
Romans 10:5 for Moses doth describe the righteousness that [is] of the law, that, 'The man who did them shall live in them,' Romans 10:6 and the righteousness of faith doth thus speak: 'Thou mayest not say in thine heart, Who shall go up to the heaven,' that is, Christ to bring down? Romans 10:7 or, 'Who shall go down to the abyss,' that is, Christ out of the dead to bring up. Romans 10:8 But what doth it say? 'Nigh thee is the sayingin thy mouth, and in thy heart:' that is, the saying of the faith, that we preach; Romans 10:9 that if thou mayest confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and mayest believe in thy heart that God did raise him out of the dead, thou shalt be saved, Romans 10:10 for with the heart doth [one] believe to righteousness, and with the mouth is confession made to salvation;
and that all, both Jew and Gentile, that believe, shall not be confounded,
Romans 10:11 for the Writing saith, 'Every one who is believing on him shall not be ashamed,' Romans 10:12 for there is no difference between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord of all [is] rich to all those calling upon Him, Romans 10:13 for every onewhoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, he shall be saved.' Romans 10:14 How then shall they call upon [him] in whom they did not believe? and how shall they believe [on him] of whom they did not hear? and how shall they hear apart from one preaching? Romans 10:15 and how shall they preach, if they may not be sent? according as it hath been written, 'How beautiful the feet of those proclaiming good tidings of peace, of those proclaiming good tidings of the good things!' Romans 10:16 But they were not all obedient to the good tidings, for Isaiah saith, 'Lord, who did give credence to our report?' Romans 10:17 so then the faith [is] by a report, and the report through a saying of God,
and that the Gentiles shall receive the Word, and believe.
Romans 10:18 but I say, Did they not hear? yes, indeed'to all the earth their voice went forth, and to the ends of the habitable world their sayings.'
Israel was not ignorant of these things.
Romans 10:19 But I say, Did not Israel know? first Moses saith, 'I will provoke you to jealousy by [that which is] not a nation; by an unintelligent nation I will anger you,' Romans 10:20 and Isaiah is very bold, and saith, 'I was found by those not seeking Me; I became manifest to those not inquiring after Me;' Romans 10:21 and unto Israel He saith, 'All the day I did stretch out My hands unto a people unbelieving and gainsaying.'