28 for the Lord will execute his sentence thoroughly and decisively[a] upon the earth.”[b]

29 And just as Isaiah foretold,

“If the Lord of hosts had not left us descendants,
    we would have become like Sodom
        and would have resembled Gomorrah.”[c]

30 What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness—even the righteousness that is by faith.

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  1. Romans 9:28 Literally “for the Lord will act, closing the account and cutting short”
  2. Romans 9:28 A paraphrased quotation from Isa 10:22–23
  3. Romans 9:29 A quotation from Isa 1:9