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28 For the Lord, who carries out what he says without delay,[a]
will do what he said completely and decisively on the earth.[b]

29 Just as Isaiah said earlier:

If the Lord of Armies[c] had not left us some descendants,
we would have become like Sodom, and we would have been
    like Gomorrah.[d]

The Majority of Jews Rejected Justification by Faith

30 What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who were not pursuing righteousness, have obtained righteousness, a righteousness that is by faith.

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  1. Romans 9:28 Some witnesses to the text omit who carries out what he says without delay.
  2. Romans 9:28 Isaiah 10:22-23
  3. Romans 9:29 Or Sabaoth. The Hebrew word Sabaoth means armies. God’s armies are the armies of angels and the armies of stars.
  4. Romans 9:29 Isaiah 1:9