Romans 10:17

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So then, faith commeth by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So faith {comes} from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So belief `cometh' of hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
- Basic English Bible

So faith then [is] by a report, but the report by God's word.
- Darby Bible

So then, faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
- Webster's Bible

And this proves that faith comes from a Message heard, and that the Message comes through its having been spoken by Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
- World English Bible

Therfor feith is of heryng, but heryng bi the word of Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

so then the faith [is] by a report, and the report through a saying of God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 10:17


10:17 Faith, indeed, ordinarily cometh by hearing; even by hearing the word of God.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 10:17


Ro 10:17 So then faith [cometh] by hearing. Hence the need of preaching. If God by a miracle wrought faith in the heart, he could dispense with the preacher. But the divine arrangement is that it should result from hearing the word of God preached. For an example of the gospel plan, see Ac 18:8.

Discussion for Romans 10

  • Baldeagle
    I think it is pretty clear that God's intention, plan and purpose was for all people to be saved and to receive everything He has in store for them. Of course the Promise was offered to the Jews first, after all they are His people, they were the ones who were to go out into the world to teach, and preach with signs, wonders and miracles. Through faith, the hearing and obeying the Word we are too.
  • Gloria schiszik
    Here is what I wrote after reading Romans Chapter 10: ROMANS CHAPTER TEN LOOK AT ROMANS, CHAPTER TEN, VERSE NINE. PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO EVERY LINE. TWO THINGS MUST BE DONE TO BE SAVED NO EXCEPTIONS, THIS CANNOT BE WAVED. FIRST ONE COMES STRAIGHT FROM THE MOUTH NOT MAN S, BUT GOD S WORD SO DO NOT POUT. JESUS IS THE LORD, THESE WORDS MUST BE SAID COMING OUT OF THE HEART, AND NOT THE HEAD. BELIEVING GOD RAISED JESUS FROM THE DEAD IS TRUE. THIS IS CONVEYING THE SECOND THING YOU MUST DO. CONTINUE ON TO THE TENTH VERSE, AND YOU WILL FIND MORE AMAZING TRUTHS ARE SAID IN THIS TENTH LINE. WITH OUR MOUTH CONFESSION MUST BE PROCLAIMED FOR THE PROMISE OF SALVATION TO BE GAINED. WITH THIS HEART-FELT BELIEF, COMES RIGHTEOUSNESS. TIME IS SHORT, SO DO NOT HESITATE OR MAKE A FUSS. GOD IS TRUE TO HIS WORD, PUT GOD FIRST ALWAYS. HE WILL OPEN YOUR EYES, AND REMOVE THE HAZE HE IS OUR SAVIOUR, COMFORTER, TEACHER, AND MORE. HE HAS PROMISED GIFTS AND TREASURES GALORE GOD IS LOVE AND LIGHT THAT WILL NEVER DIM SEARCH FOR HIM . HE WILL LET YOU FIND HIM THESE ARE WORDS STRAIGHT FROM HIS BOOK WHY NOT OPEN YOUR BIBLE AND TAKE A LOOK. GOD IS CALLING ALL SINNERS TO REPENTANCE MANY ARE HESITATING, JUST SITTING ON A FENCE. DON T MISS OUT AND LOSE YOUR HEAVENLY PLACE THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR HIS CHILDREN VIA GRACE
  • Derrick Green
    It is one of the books of Faith.
  • MockingBird
    Whosoever means who ever will call upon the Name of the Lord : That means any one in the human race : red , yellow , black , or white : Any one . You must also believe that He will save you and act on it !!
  • Esther
    Great word.God is always near to us and ready to hear our cry.Hallelujah
  • Mockingbird
    I do right now confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of my life and I believe that God has raised him from the dead. I also believe that God will raise me up at the last day of my life : So shall I ever be with the Lord ,my Lord God !!! Yes , Amen ! Praise God !!!