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The Scripture shows the difference between the righteousness of the law, and that of faith;
10:1 Brothers, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God is for Israel, that they may be saved.
10:2 For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
10:3 For being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they didn’t subject themselves to the righteousness of God.
10:4 For Christ is the fulfillment of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
10:5 For Moses writes about the righteousness of the law,“The one who does them will live by them.”*
10:6 But the righteousness which is of faith says this,“Don’t say in your heart,‘Who will ascend into heaven?’*(that is, to bring Christ down);
10:7 or,‘Who will descend into the abyss?’*(that is, to bring Christ up from the dead.)”
10:8 But what does it say?“The word is near you, in your mouth, and in your heart;” * *that is, the word of faith, which we preach:
10:9 that if you will confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
10:10 For with the heart, one believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
and that all, both Jew and Gentile, that believe, shall not be confounded;
10:11 For the Scripture says,“Whoever believes in him will not be disappointed.”*
10:12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, and is rich to all who call on him.
10:13 For,“Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”*
10:14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed?
How will they believe in him whom they have not heard?
How will they hear without a preacher?
10:15 And how will they preach unless they are sent? As it is written:“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Good News of peace,
who bring glad tidings of good things!”*
10:16 But they didn’t all listen to the glad news. For Isaiah says,“Lord, who has believed our report?” * *
10:17 So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
and that the Gentiles shall receive the word and believe.
10:18 But I say, didn’t they hear? Yes, most certainly,“Their sound went out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.”*
Israel was not ignorant of these things.
10:19 But I ask, didn’t Israel know? First Moses says,“I will provoke you to jealousy with that which is no nation,
with a nation void of understanding I will make you angry.”*
10:20 Isaiah is very bold, and says,“I was found by those who didn’t seek me.
I was revealed to those who didn’t ask for me.” *
10:21 But as to Israel he says,“All day long I stretched out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people.” *