Romans 10:17
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New International Version
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.

New Living Translation
So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.

English Standard Version
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

New American Standard Bible
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

King James Bible
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ.

International Standard Version
Consequently, faith results from listening, and listening results through the word of the Messiah.

NET Bible
Consequently faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the preached word of Christ.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore faith is from the hearing ear, and the hearing ear is from the word of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So faith comes from hearing the message, and the message that is heard is what Christ spoke.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So then faith comes by hearing, and the ear to hear by the word of God.

King James 2000 Bible
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

American King James Version
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

American Standard Version
So belief cometh of hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Faith then cometh by hearing; and hearing by the word of Christ.

Darby Bible Translation
So faith then [is] by a report, but the report by God's word.

English Revised Version
So belief cometh of hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

Webster's Bible Translation
So then, faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Weymouth New Testament
And this proves that faith comes from a Message heard, and that the Message comes through its having been spoken by Christ.

World English Bible
So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Young's Literal Translation
so then the faith is by a report, and the report through a saying of God,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

So then faith comes by hearing,.... That is, by preaching; for the word hearing is used in the same sense as in the preceding verse; and designs the report of the Gospel, or the preaching of the word, which is the means God makes use of, to convey faith into the hearts of his people; for preachers are ministers, or instruments, by whom others believe:

and hearing by the word of God; or "of Christ", as some copies read, and so do the Vulgate Latin and Ethiopic versions; and intends either the holy Scriptures, which have God for their author, and Christ for the subject of them; and which furnish the men of God, or ministers of the Gospel, with proper materials to preach; and so hearing or preaching is by them, or else the command of God or Christ, which more properly signifies; and the sense is, that men preach the Gospel in obedience to the commandment of the everlasting God, and according to the orders, mission, and commission, warrant and authority, of the Lord Jesus Christ: and so these words are the conclusion, and sum of the whole; that as invocation is owing to faith, so faith to hearing, hearing to preaching, preaching to a mission; whence it follows, that it is the original will of God, to send forth his apostles and ministers, to preach the Gospel to the Gentiles, as well as to the Jews; that they hearing might believe, and believing call upon the Lord, and so be saved by him: it is a saying of the Jews, , "hearing depends upon the word" (e).

(e) Zohar in Deut. fol. 110. 3.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

17. So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God—"This is another confirmation of the truth that faith supposes the hearing of the Word, and this a commission to preach it."

Romans 10:17 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Word Brings Salvation
16However, they did not all heed the good news; for Isaiah says, "LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT?" 17So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. 18But 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 WORLD."…
Cross References
Job 42:5
My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.

Galatians 3:2
I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard?

Galatians 3:5
So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard?

Colossians 3:16
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.

1 Thessalonians 2:13
And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe.

Hebrews 4:2
For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed.
Treasury of Scripture

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

faith.

Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and …

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power …

Luke 16:29-31 Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them…

1 Corinthians 1:18-24 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; …

Colossians 1:4-6 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which …

1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when you …

2 Thessalonians 2:13,14 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved …

James 1:18-21 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should …

1 Peter 1:23-25 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, …

1 Peter 2:1,2 Why laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and …

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Jeremiah 23:28,29 The prophet that has a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that has …

Mark 4:24 And he said to them, Take heed what you hear: with what measure you …

Luke 8:11,21 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God…

Luke 11:28 But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, …

2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of …

Hebrews 4:12,13 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any …

Revelation 1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and …

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