Bible: Romans 10:1-13
10:1 Brothers and sisters, 1 my heart’s desire and prayer to God on behalf of my fellow Israelites 2 is for their salvation. 10:2 For I can testify that they are zealous for God, 3 but their zeal is not in line with the truth. 4 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.” 5 10:6 But the righteousness that is by faith says: “Do not say in your heart, 6 ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” 7 (that is, to bring Christ down) 10:7 or “Who will descend into the abyss?” 8 (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” 9 (that is, the word of faith that we preach), 10:9 because if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord 10 and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10:10 For with the heart one believes and thus has righteousness 11 and with the mouth one confesses and thus has salvation. 12 10:11 For the scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” 13 10:12 For there is no distinction between the Jew and the Greek, for the same Lord is Lord of all, who richly blesses all who call on him. 10:13 For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. 14