Romans 10:16-18Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
16 But[a] they did not all obey the good-news, for Isaiah says [in Isa 53:1], “Lord, who put-faith-in our report?” 17 So[b] the faith[c]comes from a report-hearing[d], and the report-hearing through a word[e]about[f] Christ.
But It Is Not As Though Israel Did Not Hear
18 But I say[g]— it is not that they did not hear[h], is it ? On the contrary: “Their voice went-out into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world” [Ps 19:4].
Romans 10:16Isaiah predicted this rejection by Israel as well, further proof of Israel’s ignorance.
Romans 10:17Paul summarizes the process he has deduced from Scripture. Faith in the hearer comes in response to a report about Christ, and this report comes through a message proclaimed by one sent.
Romans 10:17That is, the faith to call upon the Lord and be saved.
Romans 10:17This word means both hearing (the act of hearing) and report (the message heard). It is the same word as ‘report’ in v 16, and is related to ‘hear’ in v 18, and is rendered this way to show the connection to both. An obedient-hearing is in view here.
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