Romans 10:8

“But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, euen in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that is the word of faith which we preach,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But what does it say? "THE WORD IS NEAR YOU, IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART--that is, the word of faith which we are preaching,"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But what does it say? The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart: that is, the word of faith of which we are the preachers:
- Basic English Bible

But what says it? The word is near thee, in thy mouth and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach:
- Darby Bible

But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach:
- Webster's Bible

But what does it say? "The Message is close to you, in your mouth and in your heart;" that is, the Message which we are publishing about the faith--
- Weymouth Bible

But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth, and in your heart;" that is, the word of faith, which we preach:
- World English Bible

But what seith the scripture? The word is nyy in thi mouth, and in thin herte; this is the word of bileue, which we prechen.
- Wycliffe Bible

But what doth it say? `Nigh thee is the saying -- in thy mouth, and in thy heart:' that is, the saying of the faith, that we preach;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 10:8


10:8 But what saith he - Moses. Even these words, so remarkably applicable to the subject before us. All is done ready to thy hand. The word is nigh thee - Within thy reach; easy to be understood, remembered, practised. This is eminently true of the word of faith - The gospel. Which we preach - The sum of which is, If thy heart believe in Christ, and thy life confess him, thou shalt be saved.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 10:8


Ro 10:8 But what saith it? What does God's righteousness demand? It replies that we do not have to go either to heaven or to hades to lay hold of salvation, but that the word is nigh thee. The gospel is at hand. Faith in it, nourished in the heart and openly confessed, will secure salvation. This is more fully explained in the next verse.

Discussion for Romans 10

  • Steve morrow
    NEHEMIAH 1:5 and said I beseech thee O LORD GOD of heaven the great and terrible GOD that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love HIM and observe HIS commandments PSALM 25:10 all the paths of THE LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep HIS covenant and HIS testimonies ***** PROVERBS 14:7 go thou from the presence of a foolish man when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge *****
  • Steve morrow
    MARK 8:35 for whosoever will save his life shall lose it but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospels the same shall save it JOHN 5:34 but I receive not testimony from man but these things I say that you might be saved 2 Thessalonians 2:10 and with all deceiveableness of unrighteousness in them that perish because they received not the love of the truth that they might be saved
  • James
    Wonderful that it is Christ who saves through his death and resurrection. Although it is correct to be humble and sincere when coming to God through Christ the emphasis should solely be on his death and resurrection. Romans 9:16 “ So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.” God bless you all and Praise to Almighty God for his grace and mercy.
  • MUKISA EMMA DANIEL
    PSALMS 119:105 SAYS," THAT THE WORD OF THE LORD IS THE LIGHT TO MY FEET"
    The Word of God has power to lead you to a place with a lot of joy and happinness thus paving way for thd chosen of the Lord to enter into his destination.
  • 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!"

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