1765. It is not to be achieved but seized! Romans 10:17; Hebrews 6:5; Hebrews 11:3. But what saith it. Christ died to defeat the power that sin held over you ( Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:13-15 ). 8. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. στόματί σου καὶ ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ σοÏ, καὶ ἐν ταῖς χερσί σου τοῦτʼ ἔστι, The word, that is, the word of faith is nigh thee. Commentary on Romans 10:5-11 (Read Romans 10:5-11) The self-condemned sinner need not perplex himself how this righteousness may be found. Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Scripture: Acts 2:37-41; Romans 10:9-10; Galatians 5:16-26 Theme: Living with the Holy Spirit Title: Our Permanent Resident – The Holy Spirit INTRO: Grace and peace from God … The word is nigh thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach: "But what saith it? See Matthew 18:16. add καὶ ἐν ταῖς χερσί σου τοῦτʼ ἔστι) The word, that is, the word of faith is nigh thee. It’s problem is that between the first and last verse, the passage appears to contradict the very gospel referred to in those two verses. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. In verse 8,` Paul referred to “ The word of faith which we preach ”. What does it mean for our fight against sin, our relationship to Jesus, and our death? The Scripture; so some copies, and the Vulgate Latin and Ethiopic version read, "what saith the Scripture?" The word is nigh thee - There is no occasion to seek high or low for the saving power; the word of reconciliation is nigh. Faith is easy compared to a lifetime of slavish obedience to the Law. The words, which we preach, are added, that no one might have the suspicion that Paul differed from Moses; for he testifies, that in the ministration of the gospel there was complete consent between him and Moses; inasmuch as even Moses placed our felicity in nothing else but in the gratuitous promise of divine favor. Moses simply called on them to then submit to God"s desires out of love for Him (30:6,10,16,20). God had placed it within their ability! "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". It saith — continuing the quotation from Deuteronomy 30:14. The word is nigh thee, i.e. ), the Gospel message (Oltramare ap. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/romans-10.html. “ word ”. See Romans 10:17. As this was now made known to all, as the apostles preached it everywhere, it could be said to be nigh them; there was no need of searching other lands for it, or regarding it as a hidden mystery, for it was plain and manifest to all. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; But what saith he — Moses. The way of salvation under the gospel hath but a short cut; it requires not so much the labour of the hand, as the confession of the mouth, and the belief of the heart: or, The word that teacheth it is at hand, it is as if it were in thy mouth and heart: a proverbial speech, (as some think), to show the readiness of it. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. “The word is near you, in your mouth, and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith, which we preach,’. The meaning of this passage then is, ‘The gospel, instead of directing us to ascend into heaven, or to go down to the abyss, tells us the thing required is simple and easy. - That is, what is the language of the doctrine of justification by faith? "Family Bible New Testament". The Expositor's Greek Testament. (324) For the purpose of removing the impediments of faith, he has hitherto spoken negatively: but now in order to show the way of obtaining righteousness, he adopts an affirmative mode of speaking. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. In the Romans 10:6,7 he did but tell us what it said not, but here he tells us what it saith. Piper answers in this lab. With Him in the heart and on the lips thou shalt understand it, and thou shalt certainly fulfil it." As we understand Christ better, we see that His quietude was grander than the passionate struggle of the others, that His still obedience places Him in union with the sublimity of God, that His simplicity is the result of infinite wisdom at home and conversant with the deep roots of things. The word is the whole subject-matter of the Gospel. ... the Word is the truth of the Bible understood and explained in its plain and obvious meaning. All rights reserved. 1887. Therefore if we will profit in hearing, teaching, reading, we must have the eye of our minds turned toward Christ, as the faces of the cherubims were toward the mercy seat. John Piper … But what does it say? Having considered the Romans 10 texts Paul refers to in light of their original meaning, we now must seek to understand how Paul used them and meant for us to understand his use. Bibliography"Commentary on Romans 10:8". 1974. Paul quoted Moses again ( Deuteronomy 30:14) to reaffirm the fact that the great lawgiver taught that salvation came by faith. "Commentary on Romans 10:8". BibliographyBarnes, Albert. Piper answers in this lab. ῥῆμά. “But what saith the Scripture? But what saith it? Both have their lofty beauty, but they do not win us to their side, or breathe peace into the heart, as the ineffable beauty of the simple daily love of Christ. In making our home happy by filling it with the spirit of gentle love—in musing on the life of our children, and seeing God in it—in watching for and rejoicing in the heavenly touches of Divine things, which meet us in the common converse of life—in the quiet answer, the genial smile, the patience, zeal, industry, cheerfulness, truthfulness, courtesy, and purity which God asks of us as we pass on our hourly way—in doing and watching and loving these things, we shall not be wearied. BibliographyPett, Peter. "Commentary on Romans 10:8". To seek a righteousness of our own is to act as though Jesus had never come, died and rose again (). It must also be noticed, that the word, by which we have a firm and calm trust as to our salvation, had been set forth even by Moses: This is the word of faith. To Christ belongs the doing; to us the believing. These terms explain how the word is nigh. τῆς πίστεως is objt. S. A. Brooke, The Spirit of the Christian Life, p. 177. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/romans-10.html. For the subj. As used by Moses in this place, it evidently means that his doctrines were in their mind, or were a subject of meditation and reflection. Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians. "Commentary on Romans 10:8". His language conveys the main idea which Paul wished to do, that the doctrine was plain and intelligible. The word of faith - The doctrine which requires faith, that is, the gospel; compare 1 Timothy 4:6. 1863-1878. But what saith it? The method of justification by faith says, ‘The word is near thee, in thy mouth, i.e. In doing so, Paul reveals a hidden layer of meaning to these verses from Deuteronomy that could be understood only after the resurrection. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/romans-10.html. Lowland life, but always on its horizon infinite Paradise. For he is here speaking, as if the righteousness of faith were itself conversing with itself.— ἐν τῷ στόματί σου καὶ ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ σου) so it is in the Hebrew, but the LXX. Deuteronomy 30:14. For while faith is beginning to believe, Christ dwells in the heart. But after all any true grasp of God’s revelation, even in the days of Moses, was gained in the way Paul describes. Articles Sermons ... Romans 8:10–11 November 13, 2014. Clear ... What does it mean to host the Holy Spirit? The doctrine of Moses and of the gospel was nigh; that is, it was easily obtained, embraced, and understood. The word is nigh thee — Within thy reach; easy to be understood, remembered, practised. His resurrection … BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. "Commentary on Romans 10:8". "THE WORD IS NEAR YOU, IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART"--that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, But what saith it? Hence the faithful derive from this passage remarkable consolation with regard to the certainty of the word; for they may no less safely rest on it, than on what is actually present. The righteousness which is of faith asks for what is easy to give; that is, submission, by faith, to Jesus as Lord. "Commentary on Romans 10:8". This saying was in the ancient economy a relative truth. Romans 10:8, CSB: "On the contrary, what does it say? The word is nigh thee; i.e. The conduct of unbelievers is perfectly inexcusable, who reject the simple, easy, and gracious offers of the gospel, which requires only faith and confession, Romans 10:8-9. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". 2013. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. As the expressions to be hidden, to be far off, imply that the thing to which they refer is inaccessible or difficult, so to be near, to be in the mouth and in the heart, mean to be accessible, easy and familiar. But the word is very near thee, in thy mouth and in thy heart, to do it.” The object of the passage is to contrast the system of faith with the system of law, and that, especially, with reference to the remoteness and difficulty of righteousness. The use of the Old Testament in the New Testament is of great interest and importance. "William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament". But what saith it The Scripture; so some copies, and the Vulgate Latin and Ethiopic version read, "what saith the Scripture?" "Commentary on Romans 10:8". 8. Go to. For while faith is beginning to believe, Christ dwells in the heart. The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; Ver. Romans 11:8. BibliographyNicoll, William R. "Commentary on Romans 10:8". They will put you in possession of the promise, "Learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly of heart, and ye shall find rest to your souls.". rhema. Romans 10:8. which we preach; being sent, commissioned, qualified, and assisted by Christ thereunto; which shows the agreement between Moses and the apostles of Christ; for the word which he spoke of, they preached, and indeed said no other things than what the prophets and Moses said should come, that Christ should suffer in the stead of his people, and rise again for their justification; the sum of which is delivered in Romans 10:9. "Commentary on Romans 10:8". "Commentary on Romans 10:8". See Mark 9:32. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/romans-10.html. gen. with ῥῆμα cf. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/vnt/romans-10.html. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. Romans chapter 10. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dun/romans-10.html. II. ), the message which appeals to faith (Lid. "Commentary on Romans 10:8". Close Filters Scripture . 1871-8. What does it mean for our fight against sin, our relationship to Jesus, and our death? The word of faith; either respecting faith, or, which forms the substratum and object of faith (Alford). Romans 10:8. ( Romans 10:13 ). They only need an attentive heart to find them out and a loving heart to do them, and they will give you rest. All that "faith-righteousness" requires, is that you believe/accept/embrace with full trust the gospel message (; Acts 2:38; Acts 2:41). The facts were so well known by the preaching of the apostles, that they might be said to be “in every man‘s mouth.”. There is therefore in this passage neither a simple imitation of the words of Moses, nor a false Rabbinical pretence to interpret it correctly. Moses had so often inculcated it, that it was understood and talked about by the people, so that there was no need to search in distant climes to obtain it. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/romans-10.html. Anyone can express it easily with the mouth and accept it easily with the heart. The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) The. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. the Arabic version, "what dost thou say?" Read Introduction to Romans 8 But what does it say? Paul, therefore, represents the gospel as speaking of itself. The people, on the contrary, carries it in its mouth, and it is stamped upon its heart. 1851. He used the language of Deuteronomy to achieve his point. "Commentary on Romans 10:8". These words were spoken to men who were speculating on mysterious subjects, and they touch, of course with necessary change, one of the troubles of this time. See on Matthew 4:17, and see on preacher, 2 Peter 2:5. "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". "Commentary on Romans 10:8". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/romans-10.html. It was already among them by the preaching of the apostles, and was a subject of conversation and of thought. (325) The contrast, by which the difference between the law and the gospel appears, is indeed to be understood: and from this distinction we learn, — that as the law demands works, so the gospel requires nothing else, but that men bring faith to receive the grace of God. The term is explained by the two expressions: in thy mouth and in thy heart, the former of which means: easy to be learned and repeated; the second: easy to be loved; of course: in communion with Jehovah and by the aid of His Spirit both promised to faithful Israelites. 2012. “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we preach), for, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". (f) By "word", Moses understood the law which the Lord proclaimed with his own voice: and Paul applied it to the preaching of the Gospel, which was the perfection of the law. Charles Schribner's Sons. These quotations are from Deuteronomy 30:12-14. 2 For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge. To make matters worse, after Bob arrived at his destination he discovered that his most substantial client h… Sufficient then for pacifying minds, and for rendering certain our salvation, is the word of the gospel; in which we are not commanded to earn righteousness by works, but to embrace it, when offered gratuitously, by faith. The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 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. Romans 10:8. Whether in life with nature or in spiritual life, exhaustion and its results follow on a straining of our powers. "The Bible Study New Testament". "Commentary on Romans 10:8". The word is near thee, in thy mouth (to confess), and in thine heart (to believe): that is (see above), the word of faith (which forms the substratum and object of faith, see Galatians 3:2; 1 Timothy 4:6) which we (ministers of Christ: or perhaps, I Paul) preach. He does not, however, exclude other parts of the word, no, not even the precepts of the law; but his design is, to show that remission of sins stands for righteousness, even apart from that strict obedience which the law demands. Used by Permission. They make no violent strain on the imagination or the intellect or the spirit. To God be the glory, praise, and thanks for using me … https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/romans-10.html. When we speak of looking upon Christ, and receiving, and feeding upon him, it is not Christ in heaven, nor Christ in the deep, that we mean; but Christ in the promise, Christ offered in the word. Which we preach — The sum of which is, If thy heart believe in Christ, and thy life confess him, thou shalt be saved. It is saying that it is readily to hand and easily available, affecting both mouth and heart, for it is receivable through faith. 4. ; and this shows what word is here meant, even the Gospel so called, because it contains doctrines which are to be believed upon the testimony of God, and particularly the doctrine of justification by the righteousness of Christ received by faith; and because it proposes Christ as the object of faith, and encourages souls to believe in him for life and salvation; and is also the means of begetting and implanting faith in the heart, and without it the preaching of it is of no avail: and it is further described by the ministration of it. In these words Moses had in a sense, without suspecting it, given the exact formula of the righteousness of faith; and it is because the apostle was conscious of this fundamental identity of feeling between Moses and the gospel on this point, that he could venture, as he does here, to apply the saying of the one to the teaching of the other. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. But what says it? "Such expressions, says Paul, are exactly those which find their full reality when they are applied to the word of faith, which forms the subject of gospel preaching." BibliographyIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on Romans 10:8". But what saith it? "Frédéric Louis Godet - Commentary on Selected Books". New York, USA. We are ravished at first by the grandeur and the solemn beauty of the mighty questions of religion, and we neglect the wayside beauty of the Christian life. Paul himself, and all other preachers of the gospel. The word of faith is to be taken for the word of promise, that is, for the gospel itself, because it bears a relation to faith. These words were spoken to men who were speculating on mysterious subjects, and they touch, of course with necessary change, one of the troubles of this time. This idea of the absolute nearness of the finished salvation is analyzed in Romans 10:9-10 (starting from the expressions of Romans 10:8), and justified once more by a scriptural quotation (Romans 10:11), which contains at the same time the transition to the following passage. Anyone can express it easily with the mouth and accept it easily with the heart. Nigh thee; close at hand, so that it requires no toilsome labor to find it or to do it. "Commentary on Romans 10:8". The word of faith is in its utterance in the mouth, in its power within the heart. The passage does not, however, stop by explaining salvation. ...this was what the righteousness which is of faith called for. They are frequently thus used; see Joshua 1:8, "This law shall not depart out of thy mouth," i.e. Romans 10:5-8. The babe of Bethlehem is swathed up in the bands of both Testaments: he is author, object, matter, and mark of both. This explanation of ‘word’ in the Old Testament passage is in accordance with the statement of Romans 10:4. NKJV Word Study Bible: 1,700 Key Words that Unlock the Meaning of the BibleOur Price: $39.99Buy Now. But what saith it? This faith and confession is the demand of the Gospel righteousness. (Joh 1:17; Ro 6:14; Ga 5:18; Col 2:14, 16, 17) However, teʹlos may also refer to … By the preaching of the Gospel the doctrine of salvation is nigh thee, and the saving influence is at hand: it is in thy mouth, easy to be understood, easy to be professed: and in thy heart, if thou art upright before God, sincerely desiring to be saved on his own terms, not striving to establish thy own method of justification by the law, which must for ever be ineffectual, but submitting to the method of justification which God has devised. 1685. Luke 1:37; Luke 2:15. BibliographyAlford, Henry. in Gen. fol. 8. (αλλα τι λεγει — alla ti legei̇). Moses says that the commandment of God to Israel is not incapable of accomplishment, nor is it a distant thing to be attained only by long and laborious effort. Paul alluded to Deuteronomy 30:14 in verse eight. The word is nigh thee - This is still a use of the language of Moses. The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth and in thy heart, that is, the word of faith which we preach. 1909-1922. Romans 10:8-11 KJV. "The righteousness appointed by God . Ἀλλὰ, but) The particle here either has an augmentative [ἐπιτατικήν: end. Bob, a middle-aged salesman, was on a business trip in another state. Their world lies all around us—in the ordinary relations of man to man, of man to animals, of man to nature, and a mighty God is in them that grows not old. S. H.). that is, the word of faith, which we preach — that is, the word which men have to believe for salvation (compare 1 Timothy 4:6). The phrase occurs only here. Believe with thy heart and thou shalt be saved.' "But what saith it? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/romans-10.html. Romans 10:8-13 NABRE. III. (Romans 10:6); and thus, in applying it, the apostle (as Olshausen truly observes) is not merely appropriating the language of Moses, but keeping in the line of his deeper thought. the matter required of thee, in order to life and salvation. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/romans-10.html. Some limit the reference to the easy and familiar doctrine of faith. They didn"t have to be Einsteins to understand it. Romans 10:8-10. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/romans-10.html. He seems in these words to declare the readiness and easiness of the way of salvation, as taught us in the gospel, and by the righteousness of faith. We are bewildered by the multitude of questions which one after another, like a thousand paths from one centre, open out from each of the great problems. as given above). BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. This phrase, מלה דמהימנותא, "the word of faith", may be seen in the Jewish writingsF26Zohar. And it is not beyond the sea, that ye should say, Who will go over for us beyond the sea, and bring it to us, and make us hear it that we may do it? In this place the meaning seems to be, the affair is nigh thee, (that is, is rendered easy and feasible,) even in thy mouth, and in thy heart; that is, the affair of faith, which we preach. BibliographyGodet, Frédéric Louis. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/romans-10.html. What is in the lips of the preacher is near to all who hear. BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. All is done ready to thy hand. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/romans-10.html. This is inserted to introduce the positive statement of Moses; but ‘it’ here refers to ‘the righteousness of faith’ (Romans 10:6). Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board). Because God was completely satisfied in this payment, Christ was raised from the dead ( Hebrews 9:12-14, Hebrews 10:11-14 ). ... Wesley's Romans 10:8 Bible Commentary 10:8 But what … Nigh thee signifies (in the mouth of Moses): of possible, and even easy accomplishment. That is “the from faith righteousness.”, Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. Vv. The word is nigh thee -, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, the word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, that is, the word of faith, which we preach, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, But what says it? The meaning is, that the doctrine was already so familiar, and so well understood, that it was actually in their mouth, that is, their language, their common conversation. And in thine heart - when thou believest on Him. (NASB: Lockman)Greek: ei de Christo s en hu min, to men soma nekron dia ha martian, to de pneuma z oe dia dikaiosunen.. Amplified: But if Christ lives in you, [then although] your [natural] body is dead by reason of sin and guilt, the spirit is alive because of [the] righteousness [that He imputes to … Compare Exodus 13:9; Deuteronomy 6:6-9. "Commentary on Romans 10:8". They didn"t have to be supermen to do it. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Romans 10:8". Romans 10:12. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/romans-10.html. Romans 10:8. 8) Verse nine emphasizes the incarnation first and the resurrection second in chronology. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. IMO, Romans 10:8–15 appears to mean that the passage has either been altered, or has not been interpreted and paraphrased correctly. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/romans-10.html. When we look in Romans 10:8-15 it tells us that, ... Why not give your life to Christ and allow the word to mean something to you. Give yourself a chance to live in eternity and enjoy the privileges that serving and worshipping the true and living God brings to you. BibliographySchaff, Philip. 45. Whether Christ be in the heavens or in the deep, the power of faith in him is salvation in our soul. He has descended to earth and has risen from the dead. In either case, it is the gospel, or doctrine of justification, which is here intended. BibliographyHodge, Charles. Anyone, at least in a … https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/romans-10.html. Disentangle from the temporary application, which is the strict sense of the text, the fundamental and universal principle which it contains; 2d. Romans 10:5-15 EXEGESIS: ROMANS 10. What is its style and language? John Trapp Complete Commentary. The word is nigh thee, in thy mouth and in thy heart. View more titles. (comp. or "what saith he", Moses? Greek. It must be further observed, that lest the minds of men, being led away by crafts, should wander from the way of salvation, the limits of the word are prescribed to them, within which they are to keep themselves: for it is the same as though he had bidden them to be satisfied with the word only, and reminded them, that in this mirror those secrets of heaven are to be seen, which would otherwise by their brightness dazzle their eyes, and would also stun their ears and overpower the mind itself. What is remote, with difficulty. The expression, word of faith, may mean the word or doctrine concerning faith, or the word to which faith is due, which should be believed. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. But what saith it? "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". "Commentary on Romans 10:8". They do not ask us whether we believe this or that doctrine, or involve us in the storm of life's problems. is easily understood and attained" MacKnight. 8.What does it say? It is not by merrit works like the old testament was, but by believing and declaring Jesus Christ raised from the dead. the word is of course the Mosaic law; here it is the Gospel, the word which deals with that πίστις on which the righteousness of God depends. (Witham). But after a few years at most the mystic glory dies away. That is, the word of faith, which we preach: Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament. Others find in the original passage only a reference to the familiar accessible character of the law (see above). 1865-1868. (Mt 24:14; Mr 3:26; Re 21:6) This meaning fits well here, for the Mosaic Law came to its complete finish after Jesus’ death, resurrection, and ascension to heaven. The meaning is, the doctrine is not difficult to be understood and embraced. Romans 10:8-11. While being saved is usually seen as after we die, V. 11 indicates that this promise is for now, during this life. In thy heart - The word “heart” is very variously used in the sacred Scriptures. Other explanations are—the message which has faith for its subject, cf. "Commentary on Romans 10:8". The word is nigh thee] Moses meant it of the law, but it more fitly agreeth to the gospel. Near (eggus) can have a spatial (position close to … In Deut. If faith is an emotion of the heart, and its profession a word of invocation: Jesus Lord! Paul’s Use of the Law in Romans 10:5-8. Paul said, "if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved" (Romans 10:9). on Epitasis] meaning as in Matthew 11:8-9, or falls upon ἐγγὺς, nigh thee.— ἐγγὺς, nigh) We ought not to seek Christ at a distance, but within us. 1870. This fits Paul’s theme throughout Romans: the gospel is for Jew and Gentile alike, not on the basis of Israel’s laws, but on the basis of God’s gift in Jesus Christ. 1879-90. American Tract Society. God had made it available to them! "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". BibliographyRobertson, A.T. "Commentary on Romans 10:8". Moses had so often inculcated it, that it was understood and talked about by the people, so that there was no need to search in distant climes to obtain it. The word is nigh thee — easily accessible. 1871-8. "THE WORD IS NEAR YOU, in your mouth and in your heart "--that is, the word of faith which we are preaching (NASB: Lockman) ... which has a definite meaning and which focuses upon the content of the communication. . Romans 10:8 in all English translations. Copyright StatementThe text of this work is public domain. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". the LXX. 8 But what saith it? 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