Romans 10:1 Britheren, the wille of myn herte and mi biseching is maad to God for hem in to helthe. Romans 10:2 But Y bere witnessyng to hem, that thei han loue of God, but not aftir kunnyng. Romans 10:3 For thei vnknowynge Goddis riytwisnesse, and sekynge to make stidefast her owne riytfulnesse, ben not suget to the riytwisnesse of God. Romans 10:4 For the ende of the lawe is Crist, to riytwisnesse to ech man that bileueth.
The Scripture sheweth the difference betwixt the righteousness of the Law, and this of faith,
Romans 10:5 For Moises wroot, For the man that schal do riytwisnesse that is of the lawe, schal lyue in it. Romans 10:6 But the riytwisnesse that is of bileue, seith thus, Seie thou not in thin herte, Who schal stie in to heuene? that is to seie, to lede doun Crist; Romans 10:7 or who schal go doun in to helle? that is, to ayenclepe Crist fro deth. Romans 10:8 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. Romans 10:9 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. Romans 10:10 For bi herte me bileueth to riytwisnesse, but bi mouth knowleching is maad to helthe.
and that all, both Jew and Gentile, that believe, shall not be confounded,
Romans 10:11 For whi the scripture seith, Ech that bileueth in hym, schal not be confoundid. Romans 10:12 And ther is no distinccioun of Jew and of Greke; for the same Lord of alle is riche in alle, that inwardli clepen hym. Romans 10:13 For ech man who euere schal inwardli clepe the name of the Lord, schal be saaf. Romans 10:14 Hou thanne schulen thei inwardli clepe hym, in to whom thei han not bileued? or hou schulen thei bileue to hym, whom thei han not herd? Hou schulen thei here, with outen a prechour? Romans 10:15 and hou schulen thei preche, but thei be sent? As it is writun, Hou faire ben the feet of hem that prechen pees, of hem that prechen good thingis. Romans 10:16 But not alle men obeien to the gospel. For Ysaie seith, Lord, who bileuede to oure heryng? Romans 10:17 Therfor feith is of heryng, but heryng bi the word of Crist.
and that the Gentiles shall receive the Word, and believe.
Romans 10:18 But Y seie, Whether thei herden not? Yhis, sothely the word of hem wente out in to al the erthe, and her wordis in to the endis of the world.
Israel was not ignorant of these things.
Romans 10:19 But Y seie, Whether Israel knewe not? First Moyses seith, Y schal lede you to enuye, that ye ben no folc; that ye ben an vnwise folc, Y schal sende you in to wraththe. Romans 10:20 And Ysaie is bold, and seith, Y am foundun of men that seken me not; opynli Y apperide to hem, that axiden not me. Romans 10:21 But to Israel he seith, Al dai Y streiyte out myn hondis to a puple that bileuede not, but ayen seide me.