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Romans 10:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— So belief [cometh] of hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So faith [comes] from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— So then, faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— So faith then [is] by a report, but the report by God's word.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Hence, our faith, cometh by something heard, and, that which is heard, through a declaration of Christ.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— so then the faith [is] by a report, and the report through a saying of God,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Faith then cometh by hearing; and hearing by the word of Christ.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— So then, faith [commeth] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Therefore faith is from the hearing of the ear, and the hearing of the ear from the word of Aloha.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Therefore, faith is from the hearing of the ear; and the hearing of the ear, is from the word of God.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
So then 686
{0686} Prime
άρα
ara
{ar'-ah}
Probably from G0142 (through the idea of drawing a conclusion); a particle denoting an inference more or less decisive (as follows).
faith 4102
{4102} Prime
πίστις
pistis
{pis'-tis}
From G3982; persuasion, that is, credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly constancy in such profession; by extension the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself.
[cometh] by 1537
{1537} Prime
ἐκ
ek
{ek}
A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).
hearing, 189
{0189} Prime
ἀκοή
akoe
{ak-o-ay'}
From G0191; hearing (the act, the sense or the thing heard).
and 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
hearing 189
{0189} Prime
ἀκοή
akoe
{ak-o-ay'}
From G0191; hearing (the act, the sense or the thing heard).
by 1223
{1223} Prime
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
the word 4487
{4487} Prime
ῥῆμα
rhema
{hray'-mah}
From G4483; an utterance (individually, collectively or specifically); by implication a matter or topic (especially of narration, command or dispute); with a negative naught whatever.
of God. 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Romans 10:16-17.


Romans 10:17

_ _ So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God — “This is another confirmation of the truth that faith supposes the hearing of the Word, and this a commission to preach it.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Romans 10:12-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Romans 10:17

Faith, indeed, ordinarily cometh by hearing; even by hearing the word of God.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Romans 10:17

(11) So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the (m) word of God.

(11) A conclusion of the former discussion: we must ascend from faith to our calling, for by our calling we came to the testimony of our election.

(m) By God's commandment.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
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 he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
1 Corinthians 1:18-24 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. ... But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
Colossians 1:4-6 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love [which ye have] to all the saints, ... Which is come unto you, as [it is] in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as [it doth] also in you, since the day ye heard [of it], and knew the grace of God in truth:
1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received [it] not [as] the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: ... Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
James 1:18-21 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. ... Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
1 Peter 1:23-25 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. ... But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
1 Peter 2:1-2 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, ... As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

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. ... [Is] not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer [that] breaketh the rock in pieces?
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 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
Luke 8:21 And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.
Luke 11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed [are] they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
Hebrews 4:12-13 For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. ... Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things [are] naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
Revelation 1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
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