Romans 10:10

“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For with the heart man beleeueth vnto righteousnesse, and with the mouth confession is made vnto saluation.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For with the heart man has faith to get righteousness, and with the mouth he says that Jesus is Lord to get salvation.
- Basic English Bible

For with [the] heart is believed to righteousness; and with [the] mouth confession made to salvation.
- Darby Bible

For with the heart man believeth to righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made to salvation.
- Webster's Bible

For with the heart men believe and obtain righteousness, and with the mouth they make confession and obtain salvation.
- Weymouth Bible

For with the heart, one believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
- World English Bible

For bi herte me bileueth to riytwisnesse, but bi mouth knowleching is maad to helthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

for with the heart doth [one] believe to righteousness, and with the mouth is confession made to salvation;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 10:10

10:10 For with the heart - Not the understanding only. Man believeth to righteousness - So as to obtain justification. And with the mouth confession is made - So as to obtain final salvation. Confession here implies the whole of outward, as believing does the root of all inward, religion.

People's Bible Notes for Romans 10:10

Ro 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness. Such a belief, the faith that saves, is a power over the life. It influences the actions and brings us into "the obedience of faith", in yielding to Christ, wherein is found pardon. With the mouth confession is man unto salvation. The faith of the heart must be openly confessed. This is a test of the faith. Unless Christ had provided such tests as confession and obedience we could not know whether ours was really a belief of the heart. That our faith moves us to confession is to us an assurance of salvation. The whole Christian life is a confession.

Discussion for Romans 10

  • Norm
    The gospel of God cometh only from God, our Father which art in heaven. Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: Father, the hour is come glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. The mercy of man is toward his neighbour but the mercy of the Lord is upon all flesh: he reproveth, and nurtureth, and teacheth and bringeth again, as a shepherd his flock. Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
  • Norm
    All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. For God made not death: neither hath he pleasure in the destruction of the living. For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
  • BSP
    With our mouth we must declare our faith as verse 10 says.
  • Irene123
    Bro. Mike on Rom. 10 -- AMEN AND AMEN!!!
  • Norm
    John 3:27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. Titus 3:10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; 11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
  • Mary Weiser
    It is so very difficult to reach the the hearing of those who care little of Jesus's gospel. Needing nothing, enjoying aggression as entertainment, and blocking out any attempt to even consider there be a better way to live. My very own brother and sister are a classic example. My approach is love and laughter. As for the "hearing impaired " I should send by mail more pictures and letters.