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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That if thou shalt confesse with thy mouth the Lord Iesus, and shalt beleeue in thine heart, that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saued.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

that if you confess with your mouth Jesus {as} Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

because if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus `as' Lord, and shalt believe in thy heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because, if you say with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and have faith in your heart that God has made him come back from the dead, you will have salvation:
- Basic English Bible

that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord, and shalt believe in thine heart that God has raised him from among [the] dead, thou shalt be saved.
- Darby Bible

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thy heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
- Webster's Bible

that if with your mouth you confess Jesus as Lord and in your heart believe that God brought Him back to life, you shall be saved.
- Weymouth Bible

that if you will confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
- World English Bible

That if thou knoulechist in thi mouth the Lord Jhesu Crist, and bileuest in thin herte, that God reiside hym fro deth, thou schalt be saaf.
- Wycliffe Bible

that if thou mayest confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and mayest believe in thy heart that God did raise him out of the dead, thou shalt be saved,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 10:9


10:9 If thou confess with thy mouth - Even in time of persecution, when such a confession may send thee to the lions.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 10:9


Ro 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus. For the importance which Jesus attached to confession, see Mt 10:32 Lu 12:8 and compare Ac 8:37. To openly confess Christ in those days of persecution was a trial of faith of the severest kind. Note distinctly that there is no promise here to a concealed faith. And shalt believe in thine heart. That is, with all the heart. The belief must not be only a mental assent, but a belief that brings the whole man into loving trust and obedience to Christ. Such a faith is referred to in Ro 1:5 where the "obedience of faith" is described. Thou shalt be saved. Such a faith confessed unites its subject to Christ as his loving subject, and imparts to him the righteousness of those who have died to sin and been freed from the law. See Ro 6:1-4.

Discussion for Romans 10

  • Lori
    Cutting my hair is not a sin. Every phrase is not literal. The Lord loves us and we can a still lived saved.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rose Day
    Lillian - May The Good Lord keep you and guide you always. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen
  • Irene123
    The book of Romans was written to the church in Rome, but not the one that is predominant there now. This EARLY church was established after Acts 2:38 was preached by Peter. The ch. in Rome had already gone thru Acts 2:38; this letter is an 'epistle', which simply means letter, a letter of further instruction for their life long walk with Jesus. V. 9 refers to DAILY acknowledging Him in prayer.
  • Irene123
    V. 14 - " ..... and how shall they hear without a preacher ..... "