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?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

How then shall they call on him in whom they haue not beleeued? and how shal they beleeue in him, of whom they haue not heard? and how shall they heare without a Preacher?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
- American Standard Version (1901)

But how will they give worship to him in whom they have no faith? and how will they have faith in him of whom they have not had news? and how will they have news without a preacher?
- Basic English Bible

How then shall they call upon him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe on him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without one who preaches?
- Darby Bible

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?
- Webster's Bible

But how are they to call on One in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in One whose voice they have never heard? And how are they to hear without a preacher?
- Weymouth Bible

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in him whom they have not heard? How will they hear without a preacher?
- World English Bible

Hou thanne schulen thei inwardli clepe hym, in to whom thei han not bileued? or hou schulen thei bileue to hym, whom thei han not herd? Hou schulen thei here, with outen a prechour?
- Wycliffe Bible

How then shall they call upon [him] in whom they did not believe? and how shall they believe [on him] of whom they did not hear? and how shall they hear apart from one preaching?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Romans 10:14


Ro 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? The passages quoted from the prophets show that the Gentiles also were to have the opportunity of salvation. Hence the duty of preaching to them is now shown. They could not "call upon the Lord" without faith. See Ro 10:13. But there could be no faith in the Lord unless they had heard of him, since knowledge is an element of faith. But they could not hear the gospel story until it was preached to them. Hence, preaching to the Gentiles was essential to carry out the purposes of God.

Discussion for Romans 10

  • Steve morrow
    romans 10:13 for whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved 2 tim 2:19 nevertheless the foundation of GOD standeth sure having this seal the LORD knoweth them that are HIS and let everyone that nameth the name of CHRIST depart from from iniquity MATTHEW 7:23 AND THEN I WILL PROFESS UNTO THEM I NEVER KNEW YOU DEPART FROM ME YOU THAT WORK INIQUITY
  • Bruce
    Bud:Matthew 7:20 by their fruit you will know,just like you know a tomato plant or lemon tree./-- And washed us from our sins in His own Blood:Revelation 1:5/ No man can come to me,except The Father which sent me draw him--John 6:44/ Forgiving 1John1:9/you will be baptized with The Holy Ghost and fire Matthew3:11/ if any man be in Christ he is a new creature 2Corinthians 5:17 -you will know!
  • Bud
    Irene 123: Thanks for the update, I see that you are will book learned and now more then I for I am still learning but I think you miss the point READ John 3 : 16 again and when I do it does not say you will have to have the HOLY SPIRIT but believe in the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Maybe it's the way I believe but it's my way.
  • R.J.
    No they can not be saved. Only people that are at an unaccountable age can be saved with out asking Jesus to forgive them of the sins and to ask him to be there savior.
  • Irene123
    Bud - Rom. 10:8-9 (Rom.1:7 "called to be saints"). The church in Rome was already established; Paul wasn't writing to sinners. Jesus' church was established in Acts ch. 2 (Acts 2:37-38). The 'calling' and 'believing' were already done for these saints in Acts 2:38. Paul was just reminding them of this because he knew some were weak in their N.T. belief and were thinking about the O.T. law they had
  • A disciple
    Thank you, Bud! While we are commanded to judge righteous judgment, and not to hate our brother in our heart by allowing sin upon him; the things that belong only to God, is NOT for us to meddle in! There is a very interesting part in Ezekiel, that speaks of even Sodom and Samaria being restored by God to their former estate; (Eze. 16:53-55); which sheds some great light upon that subject.

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