New Living Translation
So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.
King James Bible
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Darby Bible Translation
So faith then is by a report, but the report by God's word.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:17 Faith, indeed, ordinarily cometh by hearing; even by hearing the word of God.
LibrarySovereign Grace and Man's Responsibility
The system of truth is not one straight line, but two. No man will ever get a right view of the gospel until he knows how to look at the two lines at once. I am taught in one book to believe that what I sow I shall reap: I am taught in another place, that "it is not of him that willeth nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy." I see in one place, God presiding over all in providence; and yet I see, and I cannot help seeing, that man acts as he pleases, and that God has left his actions …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
"Thou Shall Keep Him in Perfect Peace, Whose Mind is Stayed on Thee, Because He Trusteth in Thee. "
Seances Historiques De Geneve --The National Church.
I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes.
Let me ask you this one question: Did you receive the Holy Spirit by obeying the law of Moses? Of course not! You received the Spirit because you believed the message you heard about Christ.
I ask you again, does God give you the Holy Spirit and work miracles among you because you obey the law? Of course not! It is because you believe the message you heard about Christ.
Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.
1 Thessalonians 2:13
Therefore, we never stop thanking God that when you received his message from us, you didn't think of our words as mere human ideas. You accepted what we said as the very word of God--which, of course, it is. And this word continues to work in you who believe.
For this good news--that God has prepared this rest--has been announced to us just as it was to them. But it did them no good because they didn't share the faith of those who listened to God.
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