Romans 10:17
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.

Berean Study Bible
Consequently, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

Berean Literal Bible
So faith is from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

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

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

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

NASB 1995
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

NASB 1977
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

Amplified Bible
So faith comes from hearing [what is told], and what is heard comes by the [preaching of the] message concerning Christ.

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
No one can have faith without hearing the message about Christ.

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

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

Good News Translation
So then, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message comes through preaching Christ.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
So then faith [is] by a report, and the report through a saying of God,

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

New Heart English Bible
So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Word Brings Salvation
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. 18But I ask, did they not hear? Indeed they did: “Their voice has gone out into all the earth, 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 works of the law, or by hearing with faith?

Galatians 3:5
Does God lavish His Spirit on you and work miracles among you because you practice the law, or because you hear and believe?

Colossians 3:16
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

1 Thessalonians 2:13
And we continually thank God because, when you received the word of God that you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as the true word of God--the word which is now at work in you who believe.

Hebrews 4:2
For we also received the good news just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, since they did not share the faith of those who comprehended it.


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 how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

Romans 1:16
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

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

and hearing.

Jeremiah 23:28,29
The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD…

Mark 4:24
And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.

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









(17) So then faith cometh.--Inference from the prophecy just quoted. Before men can believe, there must be something for them to believe. That something is the word of God, which we preach and they hear. It must be remembered that the word for "report" in Romans 10:16, and for "hearing" in Romans 10:17, is the same, but with a slight difference of meaning. In the first place, both the act of hearer and preacher are involved; in the second place, only the act of the hearer.

By the word of God.--We should read here, without doubt, "by the word of Christ"--i.e., by the gospel first delivered by Christ and propagated by His ministers.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Consequently,
ἄρα (ara)
Conjunction
Strong's 686: Then, therefore, since. Probably from airo; a particle denoting an inference more or less decisive.

faith [comes]
πίστις (pistis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

by
ἐξ (ex)
Preposition
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

hearing,
ἀκοῆς (akoēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 189: Hearing, faculty of hearing, ear; report, rumor. From akouo; hearing.

and
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

hearing
ἀκοὴ (akoē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 189: Hearing, faculty of hearing, ear; report, rumor. From akouo; hearing.

by
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

[the] word
ῥήματος (rhēmatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 4487: From rheo; an utterance, ; by implication, a matter or topic; with a negative naught whatever.

of Christ.
Χριστοῦ (Christou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.


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