Romans 10
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1Brothers, the good pleasure (good-will, favor) of my heart and entreaty to God on behalf of them is for salvation. 2I bear them witness that they have a zeal for (of) God, but not according to knowledge (first hand relational knowing). 3For they being ignorant (unknowing) of the justice (righteousness) of God and seeking to make to stand their own justice (righteousness), they did not submit to the justice (righteousness) of God. 4For Christ is the end of law unto justice (righteousness) to everyone that is believing.

5For Moses writes that of the justice (righteousness) that is from out of the law, that man which having practiced them will live in them. 6But the justice (righteousness) from out of faith, thus speaks: You should not say in your heart, Who will ascend into heaven? That is to bring Christ down. 7Or Who will descend into the abyss? That is to bring up Christ from out of the dead. 8But what does it say? The saying (word- rhema) is near you, it is in your mouth and in your heart; that is, the saying (word- rhema) of the faith which we preach (proclaim, herald), 9That if you confess (agree, speak together to the same conclusion) the saying (word- rhema) with your mouth that the Lord is Jesus, and believe (be persuaded, entrust) in your heart that God raised Him up from out of the dead, you will be saved. 10For with (in) the heart one believes unto justice (righteousness) and with (in) the mouth one confesses unto salvation. 11For the Scripture says, “Everyone believing on Him will not be put to shame.” 12For there is no difference between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord of all is rich unto all those calling upon Him. 13For each and every one that will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.

14How then can they call unto Him whom they have not believed? And how will they believe on Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear separate from one preaching (announce publicly with conviction)? 15And how will they preach if they are not sent (- send away from, commissioned on a defined mission by a superior)? As it has been written, “How beautiful in timing (seasonable, timely, fruitful because fully developed) are the feet of those announcing (evangelizing, heralding) the good news of peace (serenity, wholeness) and of those announcing (evangelizing, heralding) the good news of intrinsically good things!”

16But not all hearkened (obey what is heard, to hear under) the gospel. Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our hearing (spiritual hearing that goes with receiving faith from God)?” 17So faith is from out of hearing, and hearing by (by the instrumentality of) the saying (word- rhema) of Christ.

18But I say, Have they not heard? Yes indeed, “Their voice (sound) has gone out unto all the earth and their sayings (words-rhemas) to the ends of the inhabited world.”

19But I say, Did not Israel know? First, Moses says, “I will provoke you to jealousy through those which are not an ethnicity, through an ethnicity without comprehension (foolish because incoherent, without synthesized understanding) I will provoke you to anger (exasperate, push their buttons).”

20And Isaiah assumed boldness(to be very bold, to be bold of oneself) and said, “I was found by those not investigating (seeking, searching for) Me; I became manifest (visible) to those not inquiring after Me.”

21But to Israel he says, “All the day I have stretched out My hands to a people refusing to be persuaded and voicing opposition (contradict in a hostile/argumentative way in order to thwart).”

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