Romans 10:16
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New International Version
But not all the Israelites accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our message?"

New Living Translation
But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, "LORD, who has believed our message?"

English Standard Version
But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?”

Berean Study Bible
But not all of them welcomed the good news. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our message?"

Berean Literal Bible
But not all heeded the good news. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our report?"

New American Standard Bible
However, they did not all heed the good news; for Isaiah says, "LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT?"

King James Bible
But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But all did not obey the gospel. For Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed our message?

International Standard Version
But not everyone has obeyed the gospel, for Isaiah asks, "Lord, who has believed our message?"

NET Bible
But not all have obeyed the good news, for Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our report?"

New Heart English Bible
But they did not all listen to the Good News. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our report?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But not all have submitted to the message of The Gospel, as Isaiah said, “My Lord, who believes our report?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But not everyone has believed the Good News. Isaiah asks, "Lord, who has believed our message?"

New American Standard 1977
However, they did not all heed the glad tidings; for Isaiah says, “LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But not everyone hearkens unto the gospel. For Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed our report?

King James 2000 Bible
But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed our report?

American King James Version
But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias said, Lord, who has believed our report?

American Standard Version
But they did not all hearken to the glad tidings. For Isaiah saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

Douay-Rheims Bible
But all do not obey the gospel. For Isaias saith: Lord, who hath believed our report?

Darby Bible Translation
But they have not all obeyed the glad tidings. For Esaias says, Lord, who has believed our report?

English Revised Version
But they did not all hearken to the glad tidings. For Isaiah saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

Webster's Bible Translation
But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

Weymouth New Testament
But, some will say, they have not all hearkened to the Good News. No, for Isaiah asks, "Lord, who has believed the Message they have heard from us?"

World English Bible
But they didn't all listen to the glad news. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our report?"

Young's Literal Translation
But they were not all obedient to the good tidings, for Isaiah saith, 'Lord, who did give credence to our report?'
Study Bible
The Word Brings Salvation
15And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” 16But not all of them welcomed the good news. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17Consequently, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.…
Cross References
Isaiah 53:1
Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

Matthew 13:14
In them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled: 'You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.

John 12:38
This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet: "Lord, who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?"

Romans 3:3
What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of faith nullify God's faithfulness?
Treasury of Scripture

But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias said, Lord, who has believed our report?

But they.

Romans 3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith …

Romans 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and you, being a wild …

John 10:26 But you believe not, because you are not of my sheep, as I said to you.

Acts 28:24 And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.

Hebrews 4:2 For to us was the gospel preached, as well as to them: but the word …

1 Peter 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense, even to them which …

obeyed.

Romans 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to …

Romans 2:8 But to them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but …

Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that you were the servants of sin…

Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, …

Isaiah 50:10 Who is among you that fears the LORD, that obeys the voice of his …

Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey …

Galatians 5:7 You did run well; who did hinder you that you should not obey the truth?

2 Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that …

Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation …

Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which …

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through …

1 Peter 3:1 Likewise, you wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, …

Lord.

Isaiah 53:1 Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

John 12:38-40 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he …

our report. Gr. the hearing of us, or, our preaching.

(16) Applying this condition of the necessity of preaching to the gospel, we nevertheless see that, as a matter of fact, all did not accept it. Just as Isaiah had said.

The argument does not run quite smoothly. The Apostle has two thoughts in his mind: (1) the necessity that the gospel should be preached before it could be believed; (2) the fact that, although it was preached (and accepted by many among the Gentiles), it was not accepted by the Jews. He begins to introduce this second topic before he has quite done with the first. Romans 10:17 goes back to and connects logically with Romans 10:15, while Romans 10:16 anticipates Romans 10:19; Romans 10:21.

Our report.--So Authorised version, rightly. The Greek word means literally, our hearing. Here it is, the message preached by us, but heard by those who listened to it.

Verses 16-18. - But not all obeyed (or, hearkened to) the gospel (or, good tidings). This means, apparently, that in the prophet's representation of the proclamation of the good tidings all were said to hear, but not all to hearken, For Esaias saith, Lord, who Believed our report? (The Greek word here is ἀκοῇ, the same as in ver. 17, there rendered "hearing," and corresponding to the verb ἀκούειν ιν vers. 14,18.) So then faith cometh of hearing, and hearing by the Word of God (ῤήματος Θεοῦ, God's own Word, committed to, and spoken by, preachers duly sent). But I say, Did they not hear?. The previous aorist, ὑπήκουσαν, in ver. 16 having been understood as referring to the prophetic representations rather than to present known facts, the aorist ἤκουσαν here must, for consistency, be similarly understood, though with a view also to the actual universality of the gospel message. The unexpressed nominative to ἤκουσαν appears from the context to be men in general, not the Jews in particular. Israel is not specified till ver. 19. Yea, verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world (Psalm 19:4). The "sound" and the "words" in the psalm are those of the heavens and the firmament. But in the second part of the psalm, beginning at ver. 7, the psalmist passes from God's revelation of himself in nature to his revelation of himself in his Word. Still the psalm itself cannot well be understood as intimating the universal proclamation of the gospel. Nor is it necessary to suppose that St. Paul so understood it. Enough for him that the words he quotes express admirably what he desires to say. But they have not all obeyed the Gospel,.... Who hear it, and to whom it is preached; for though ministers may be regularly sent forth, and rightly preach the Gospel in the purity of it, yet there is no success without the power of God attending it: ministers may preach, and men may hear, and yet not obey the Gospel; that is, cordially embrace the doctrines, and sincerely submit to the ordinances of it:

for Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report; or "our hearing", agreeably to the Hebrew word in Isaiah 53:1, and which designs not the "hearing" with which the apostles heard Christ, though what they heard from him, they made known to men; but the hearing, or the word heard, which others had from them, namely, the report they made in their ministry, of the person and grace of Christ, which was disregarded, when the arm and power of the Lord were not, revealed and exerted: this was the case of the Jews in Isaiah's time, and the same in the times of Christ and his apostles, and is always the case, when divine power does not attend the preaching of the Gospel. 16, 17. But they have not all obeyed the gospel—that is, the Scripture hath prepared us to expect this sad result.

For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?—that is,"Where shall one find a believer?" The prophet speaks as if next to none would believe: The apostle softens this into "They have not all believed."10:12-17 There is not one God to the Jews, more kind, and another to the Gentiles, who is less kind; the Lord is a Father to all men. The promise is the same to all, who call on the name of the Lord Jesus as the Son of God, as God manifest in the flesh. All believers thus call upon the Lord Jesus, and none else will do so humbly or sincerely. But how should any call on the Lord Jesus, the Divine Saviour, who had not heard of him? And what is the life of a Christian but a life of prayer? It shows that we feel our dependence on him, and are ready to give up ourselves to him, and have a believing expectation of our all from him. It was necessary that the gospel should be preached to the Gentiles. Somebody must show them what they are to believe. How welcome the gospel ought to be to those to whom it was preached! The gospel is given, not only to be known and believed, but to be obeyed. It is not a system of notions, but a rule of practice. The beginning, progress, and strength of faith is by hearing. But it is only hearing the word, as the word of God that will strengthen faith.
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