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1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. 2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. 5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. 6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) 7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) 8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. 19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you. 20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. 21 But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.

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1 Sara Di Diego = "This is a transition from the last chapter, in which Paul lamented about the unbelief of the Christian nation and the consequences that could come from this.  Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/jamieson-fausset-brown/romans/romans-10.html"
2 Sarah R = "Paul speaks of his fellow Jews here, who are "ignorant" or who choose not to believe in the righteousness that comes through faith in Jesus, but rather try to establish their own righteousness by following the old laws. Paul is clear throughout the book of Romans however that following the laws in themselves without faith in Jesus to save does not lead to the righteousness God desires."
3 Cary W = "This is always the most difficult of stumbling block for humans, especially those of religious or moral ethic.  We are encouraged to bear righteous fruits in our time here, yet the gospel of Christ is explicit, that the very fruits God is interested in come from the work of His very Spirit within us.  It is no longer a factor of our righteousness, for we chose to hold and behold the greatest righteousness, that of Christ Himself, and that by mercy and grace through faith."
4 Sarah R = "A quote from Leviticus 18:5."
5 Cary W = "It is by confessing faith in God, using our words, that our words set in motion the freedom for God to answer our confession, imputing us with righteousness, taking away our shame by saving us from the penalty of sin."
6 Sara Di Diego = "This is a continuation of Deuteronomy 30:14.Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/jamieson-fausset-brown/romans/romans-10.html"
7 Cary W = "I had no reason to confess Jesus as risen or as Lord until I met one of His very devoted followers.  Linda lived in the presence and love of her Father, the one Who sent His Son Jesus to be her Lord and Savior from death, judgment and sin.Her love shone so bright for Him, the tears of compassion flowed so freely, I thought she might also be one of His angels, so I asked her how I could know the Father as she does.A day later she lead me in a prayer asking Him to come into my life, be Lord and thank Him for redeeming me of sin.  A few hours later the Father introduced Himself to me and 37 years later I still abide in Him and Jesus."
8 Deena E = "This scripture is referenced as the basis for a Christian's salvation. Not by personal works, but by the confession of the mouth that Jesus is Lord and believing in the heart that God raised him from the dead. For the Christian faith, this scripture represents the only requirement for one's salvation. "
9 Deena E = "This is key. The word righteousness here is translated as right-standing. While humans see the external results (deeds and words) of a person's heart condition, God sees the condition of their hearts that produce the external results. A person's belief is not something another can fully see unless they have the ability to look at the condition of their heart; it is by the belief in one's heart that places them in right-standing with God. "
10 Deena E = "Paul is stating that the belief and confession go hand in hand. One in absence of the other does not provide for salvation. I've heard many church leaders make comments about another person's salvation being questionable. According to this scripture, because humans have the inability to see into the depths of another person's heart, these types of comments should never be made.   "
11 Sara Di Diego = "This is a reference to Isaiah 28:16. Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/jamieson-fausset-brown/romans/romans-10.html"
12 Sara Di Diego = "Paul often called the blessings of the "saving grace" of Jesus' sacrifice "rich" (Brown 1).Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/jamieson-fausset-brown/romans/romans-10.html"
13 Sarah R = "In Acts 2, the apostle Peter speaks at Pentecost to the Jewish pilgrims who have journeyed to Jerusalem and witnessed the Holy Spirit coming upon the disciples. Peter says they have witnessed the fulfillment of a prophecy found in Joel 2:28-32, which states that in the last days God's spirit will be poured out and "whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Paul quotes this same prophecy here, emphasizing the "whosoever". Salvation is not just for God's chosen people, the Jews, but for all."
14 Cary W = "Even today God is seeking those who will attend to His harvest; any of us willing to go, to preach, to teach shall be blessed.  Many of us are called, but few choose to go, which-soever way He may lead, even to the laying down of possessions and careers, and just follow the Spirit and speak what what hear Him saying."
15 Deena E = "Esaias or Isaiah provides for a large portion of prophecies concerning the Christ: his virgin birth, his ministry, his death, resurrection, etc.  "
16 Deena E = "It is found very common throughout the Bible that whenever the Lord gave a prophecy, in most cases, people were unreceptive and/or unbelieving. Mostly, God would give his prophets a message to speak to the people telling them to turn away from their sins and to repent otherwise they'd be facing certain judgment or punishment. However, the prophecy  that Isaiah has is very different. This is truly good news in that God sent someone to endure punishment/judgment for our sins."
17 Deena E = "It is interesting that this section of  Paul's letter to the Romans is about salvation and his reference here [Isaiah 53:1-Lord, who hath believed our report?] refers to the Old Testament prophecy concerning Christ's endurance of rejection, grief, sorrows, punishment for the sins of humanity. "
18 Deena E = "Paul writes that faith or belief in this kind of report comes by hearing the word of God. (This would encompass the entire story.) There is no way to believe in something that has never been spoken of or that one has little knowledge about. But this also means that even for those seasoned in their faith, they'll need to keep hearing in order to keep believing."
19 Cary W = "When we are weak in faith and lack conviction of God's love and power, we can simply ask to hear His Word, within our own heart, Lord let your living words emerge within me and once again stir the faith that is born in You."
20 Deena E = "In the Old Testament, the children of Israel are often displayed as having a struggle with keep God's commands. All throughout, from Exodus up to Malachi, there is a pattern of sin-repent, sin-repent and it just continues. This is looks much like my personal relationship with God. Paul references a prophecy of Moses from Deuteronomy 32:21-"I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you." The "foolish nation" are all of the Gentiles or non-Jew-believers."
21 Cary W = "God has been preaching the gospel of righteousness by faith since the beginning...even Abraham believe God, and it was counted unto him righteousness!"
22 Sara Di Diego = "This is a quote from Psalms 19:4.Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/jamieson-fausset-brown/romans/romans-10.html"
23 Cary W = "Paul is so skillful in reminding the Roman Jews of Isaiah's warning, that He would be found by a people who sought Him not, and a people who are not His people.And even then, He will try to reach His hand to them that are His chosen people, and they will disobey Him anyway."