8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching,9 [a]that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;10 for with the heart a person believes, [b]resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, [c]resulting in salvation.11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be[d]disappointed.”12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him;13 for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
14 How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?15 How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who[e]bring good news of good things!”
16 However, they did not all heed the [f]good news; for Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?”17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word [g]of Christ.
18 But I say, surely they have never heard, have they? Indeed they have;
“Their voice has gone out into all the earth, And their words to the ends of the[h]world.”
19 But I say, surely Israel did not know, did they? First Moses says,
“I willmake you jealous by that which is not a nation, By a nation without understanding will I anger you.”
20 And Isaiah is very bold and says,
“I was found by those who did not seek Me, I became manifest to those who did not ask for Me.”
21 But as for Israel He says, “All the day long I have stretched out My hands to a disobedient and obstinate people.”
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