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28 For the Lord will carry out his sentence upon the earth
    quickly and with finality.”[a]

29 And Isaiah said the same thing in another place:

“If the Lord of Heaven’s Armies
    had not spared a few of our children,
we would have been wiped out like Sodom,
    destroyed like Gomorrah.”[b]

Israel’s Unbelief

30 What does all this mean? Even though the Gentiles were not trying to follow God’s standards, they were made right with God. And it was by faith that this took place.

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  1. 9:27-28 Isa 10:22-23 (Greek version).
  2. 9:29 Isa 1:9 (Greek version).