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

  • 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
  • Edna
    the end of the law is thru Jesus Crist. Try as we may we will never make it , only thru faith in the work of the Ressurtion and finish work of the cross(being born again we have this wonderful gift of eternal life
  • 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 AWAY EVERYONE OF YOU FROM HIS INIQUITIES***
  • 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."