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

  • Ray321
    Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. All we have to do is BELIEVE. with all the HEART. NOTHING MORE...
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 10:2 FOR I BEAR THEM RECORD THAT THEY HAVE A ZEAL OF GOD BUT NOT ACCORDING TO KNOWLEDGE JOHN 14:14 IF YOU SHALL ASK ANYTHING IN --- MY NAME --- I WILL DO IT 1 JOHN 5:14 AND THIS IS THE CONFIDENCE WE HAVE IN HIM THAT IF WE ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL HE HEARETH US PROVERBS 28:9 HE THAT TURNETH AWAY HIS EAR FROM HEARING THE LAW EVEN HIS PRAYER SHALL BE ABOMINATION
  • Darrell IBMs
    Irene123 and Bud another helpful scripture maybe Proverbs 14:12 "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."
  • Jonathan Timmons
    For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved is the first part of it. This chapter expressed to call on the name of the lord/confess it. This means that you have transformed. Transformation is a total turn of events in your life. This means to give up your old ways and put on the new. This means to not go back and do what you were doing.
  • Steve morrow
    Romans 10:3 for they being ignorant of GODS righteousness and going about to establish their own righteousness have not --- submitted themselves --- unto the righteousness of GOD proverbs 8:8 --- all --- the words of my mouth are in righteousness there is nothing froward or perverse in them
  • Irene123
    Bud on 3-'17, Rom.10:8-9; I gave you scripture, which you thanked me for, but said you would serve God your way. There's no scripture in God's word that allows us 'our' way; One has to diligently search His Word for His truth. If one takes just vs. 9