Modern Literal Version
[Romans 10]

     10:1 Brethren, indeed the delight of my heart and my supplication to God on behalf of Israel, is*for their salvation. 10:2 For* I testify to them that they have a zeal for God, but not according to full knowledge. 10:3 For* being ignorant of God's righteousness and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God. 10:4 For* Christ is the end of the law *for righteousness to everyone who believes. 10:5 For* Moses writes about the righteousness from the law, 'The man who have practiced those things will be living in them.'{Lev 18:5 Ezek. 20:11}10:6 But the righteousness from faith says thus, 'You should not say in your heart, Who will be ascending into heaven?' (This is: to lead Christ down.) 10:7 Or, 'Who will be descending into the abyss?' (This is: to lead Christ up from among the dead.) 10:8 But what does it say? 'The declaration is near you, in your mouth and in your heart.' {Deu 30:12-14?} This is the declaration of the faith which we are preaching: 10:9 that if you confess the Lord Jesus in your mouth and if you believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved; 10:10 for* it is believed in the heart toward righteousness and it is confessed with the mouth toward salvation. 10:11 For* the Scripture says, 'Everyone who believes upon him will not be ashamed.' {Isa 28:16}10:12 For* there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for* the same Lord is Lord of all, being rich toward all who are calling upon him; 10:13 for* everyone, 'Whomever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.' {Joel 2:32, Acts 2:21}10:14 Therefore how will they call upon him in whom they did not believe? But how will they believe of whom they did not hear? But how will they hear without someone preaching? 10:15 But how will they preach, if they are not sent? Just-as it has been written, 'How Beautiful are the feet of those who are proclaiming the good-news of peace and of those who are proclaiming the good-news of good things!' {Isa 52:7}

     10:16 But not all obeyed* the good-news; for* Isaiah says, 'Lord, who believed our report?' {Isa 53:1}10:17 Consequently*, the faith comes from our report but our report comes through thedeclaration of God. 10:18 But I am saying, 'Did they not hear?' But-rather, 'Their sound went out into all the earth and their declarations to the limits of the inhabited-earth.' {Psa 19:4}10:19 But I am saying, Did Israel not know? First Moses says, 'I will provoke you* to jealousy upon what isno nation. I will rouse you* to anger upon a nation which has no understanding.' {Deu 32:21}10:20Now Isaiah is very daring and says, 'I was found by those who are not seeking me. I became manifest to those who are not asking for me.' {Isa 65:1}10:21 But he says to Israel, 'The whole day, I outstretched my hands to a disobedient and contradicting people.' {Isa 65:2}

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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