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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

New Heart English Bible
So faith comes by 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.

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

New American Standard 1977
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

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,
Study Bible
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 that in receiving the word of God from us, you did not accept it as the word of men, but as the true word of God--the word 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…







Lexicon
Consequently,
ἄρα (ara)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

by
ἐξ (ex)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 189: Hearing, faculty of hearing, ear; report, rumor. From akouo; hearing.

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

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

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

[the] word
ῥήματος (rhēmatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.
(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.

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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