Saturday, June 11, 2011

OMT: Romans 10:14-21

Other translations:

Romans 1:1-7
Romans 1:8-10
Romans 1:11-15
Romans 1:16-17
Romans 5:12-17
Romans 7:13-25
Romans 8:1-8
Romans 9:1-5
Romans 9:6-18
Romans 9:19-29

Now, Romans 10:14-21:

14 How, therefore, might they call on him whom they have not believed?  And how might they believe on him whom they have not heard?  And how might they hear without [someone] preaching? 15 And how might they preach unless they should be sent?  As it stands written, "How beautiful [are] the feet of those who proclaim the good news with regard to good things" (Isa. 52:7). 16 But did they not all hear the good news?  For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our message?" (Isa. 53:1) 17 Then faith [is] from a message, and the message through the word of Christ.

18 But I say, it isn't that they have not heard, is it?  Yes indeed, "their voice has gone out into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the inhabited world" (Ps. 19:4). 19 But I say, it isn't that Israel hasn't known, is it?  First Moses says, "I myself will make you jealous by those who are not a nation, by a nation without understanding I will make you angry" (Deut. 32:21). 20 But Isaiah dares and says, "I was found by those not seeking me.  I became apparent to those not inquiring of me" (Isa. 65:1). 21 But to Israel he says, "The whole day I have held out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people" (Isa. 65:2).

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