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

  • Kerrry A.Schlegel
    Salvation has to do with humility, and being sincere! God knows exactly what goes on in our hearts, and if one humbles themselves with God and are sincere about wanting to get saved, he will save that person! Amen.
  • A disciple
    Romans 10:10 "For with the heart man believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." Ezekiel 33:31 "And they come unto thee as the people comes, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goes after their covetousness." In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus began to teach us what it means to have the kingdom of heaven within us what was true religion and piety, and what was false. MAny times and many ways He protests to us, "Thou shalt NOT be as the hypocrites!" Yet the doctrine of the Pharisees persists and multitudes believe that merely "Mouthing" the words is all it needs to get their names in the Divine Registry! You can't put words in someone's mouth that isn't in their heart and without the truth in the heart, the words will not mean a thing to God. They have to know the Truth in order to acknowledge the Truth unto a saving faith in Christ. "You cannot give what you haven't got!"
  • Steve morrow
    2 TIMOTHY 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 INIQUITY ACTS 3:26 UNTO YOU FIRST GOD HAVING RAISED UP HIS SON JESUS -- SENT HIM -- TO BLESS YOU IN TURNING --EVERYONE-- OF YOU FROM HIS INIQUITIES ACTS 10:35 BUT IN EVERY NATION HE THAT FEARETH HIM AND --WORKETH--RIGHTEOUSNESS IS ACCEPTED WITH HIM PROVERBS 8:8 ALL THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM PSALM 15:1 LORD WHO SHALL ABIDE IN THY TABERNACLE WHO SHALL DWELL IN THY HOLY HILL --15:2-- HE THAT WALKETH UPRIGHTLY AND WORKETH RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SPEAKETH --THE TRUTH-- IN HIS HEART PSALM 94:15 BUT JUDGEMENT SHALL RETURN UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS AND ALL THE UPRIGHT IN HEART SHALL FOLLOW IT 1 CORINTHIANS 15:34 AWAKE TO RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SIN NOT FOR SOME HAVE NOT THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD I SPEAK THIS TO YOUR SHAME 1 THESSALONIANS 2:13 FOR THIS CAUSE ALSO WE THANK GOD WITHOUT CEASING BECAUSE WHEN YOU RECEIVED THE WORD OF GOD WHICH YOU HEARD OF US YOU RECEIVED IT NOT AS THE WORD OF MEN BUT AS IT IS IN TRUTH THE WORD OF GOD WHICH EFFECTUALLY WORKETH ALSO --IN YOU THAT BELIEVE--
  • Lilian
    With the heart of man believeth the righteousness and his mouth of confessions make him saved Only thru Jesus whom we believed that He is the Son of the living God and came in flesh so that you and me will have life in abundance shall be saved. Jesus is the only Savior and by blood shed and his grace we are saved Let's give thanks to the Lord and praise Jesus for everything he have done into our
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 10:15 AND HOW SHALL THEY PREACH EXCEPT THEY BE SENT AS IT IS WRITTEN HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THEM THAT PREACH THE GOSPEL OF PEACE AND BRING GLAD TIDINGS OF GOOD THINGS MARK 10:18 AND JESUS SAID UNTO HIM WHY CALLEST THOU ME GOOD THERE IS NONE GOOD BUT ONE THAT IS GOD PSALM 119:101 I HAVE REFRAINED MY FEET FROM EVERY---EVIL WAY---THAT I MIGHT KEEP THY WORD
  • Joe 667
    Job 26 7 says He hung the earth on nothing when the learned people of this world believed the earth was flat. Job was probably ridiculed and certainly the Jews that believed this were however when science caught up, Job was right. If you believe and teach the words of this Gospel, you will not be ashamed. Verse 11