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 10:17

  • I 'm having trouble decerning and hearing God 's voice and it 's very frustrating. I definitely have heard Him but it 's so rare and few!!! Any suggestions?
  • faith is very key in our relationship with God, for we can not please God without faith. faith comes from hearing God 's word continuously and not periodically or once in while. taking full dose of the word of God daily is essential for a growing faith.
  • the word of God is not the bible,nor the scriptures. Christ is the word of God. John1:1. So faith comes by hearing and hearing Christ by His Spirit which He sents to us.
  • So then faith comes by hearing spiritual in the ear, and hearing spiritual, as having an understanding by revelation by the Word of God Word or Rhema translates to speaking His living Word into a believer
  • I may not know the scripture to bulid the bridge to God... However, i was saved, body to body and felt the sprite in me everyday since...... I use talk to the stars when i was a kid everynight and talk back to me... I lost them and they and i found me again... I was reborn again as Tony 'Danile ' Larter! Life gives you tests, you can choose left or you can choose right and choose the way EVERYTIME... I had to do it to gain my life back with no help but me... I will tell my story to millions of people one day - God speaks to me all the time and leads me to the path of Glory! Thankyou for all these lovely comments, God truely cares and loves you all like i do too. God bless you. Amen.
  • All scripture is profitable and I thank God that He has made it so simple off all to understand. When I 'm hearing the Word of God faith will come. When I keep reading it aloud to myself or in church it will increase. When my faith is tested I must continue to believe what God has said through His Word. My faith gets strong and stronger because of Christ. He is the author and finisher of our faith. Yes!