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Romans 10:3-9

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10:3 For ignoring the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking instead to establish their own righteousness, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law, with the result that there is righteousness for everyone who believes.

10:5 For Moses writes about the righteousness that is by the law: “The one who does these things will live by them.” 1  10:6 But the righteousness that is by faith says: “Do not say in your heart, 2 Who will ascend into heaven?’” 3  (that is, to bring Christ down) 10:7 or “Who will descend into the abyss? 4  (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 10:8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart 5  (that is, the word of faith that we preach), 10:9 because if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord 6  and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

1 sn A quotation from Lev 18:5.

2 sn A quotation from Deut 9:4.

3 sn A quotation from Deut 30:12.

4 sn A quotation from Deut 30:13.

5 sn A quotation from Deut 30:14.

6 tn Or “the Lord.” The Greek construction, along with the quotation from Joel 2:32 in v. 13 (in which the same “Lord” seems to be in view) suggests that κύριον (kurion) is to be taken as “the Lord,” that is, Yahweh. Cf. D. B. Wallace, “The Semantics and Exegetical Significance of the Object-Complement Construction in the New Testament,” GTJ 6 (1985): 91-112.



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