But the righteousness of faith speaks in this way, (A)“Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ down from above) or, (B)“ ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? (C)“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach):

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But (A)the righteousness [a]based on faith speaks as follows: “(B)Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will go up into heaven?’ (that is, to bring Christ down), or ‘Who will descend into the (C)abyss?’ (that is, to (D)bring Christ up from the dead).” But what does it say? “(E)The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching,

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 10:6 Lit out of, from

But the righteousness based on faith [which produces a right relationship with Him] says the following: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into Heaven?’ that is, to bring Christ down; or, ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ that is, to bring Christ up from the dead [as if we had to be saved by our own efforts, doing the impossible].”(A) But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word [the message, the basis] of faith which we preach—(B)

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But the righteousness that is by faith(A) says: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’”[a](B) (that is, to bring Christ down) “or ‘Who will descend into the deep?’”[b](C) (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).(D) But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,”[c](E) that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim:

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 10:6 Deut. 30:12
  2. Romans 10:7 Deut. 30:13
  3. Romans 10:8 Deut. 30:14

But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)

Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)

But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

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