8 But what does it say? “aThe word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching,
9 1that aif you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and bbelieve in your heart that cGod raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;
10 for with the heart a person believes, 1resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, 2resulting in salvation.
11 For the Scripture says, “aWhoever believes in Him will not be 1disappointed.”
12 For athere is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is bLord of call, abounding in riches for all who call on Him;
13 for “aWhoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
14 How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him awhom they have not heard? And how will they hear without ba preacher?
15 How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “aHow beautiful are the feet of those who 1bbring good news of good things!”
16 However, they adid not all heed the 1good news; for Isaiah says, “bLord, who has believed our report?”
17 So faith comes from ahearing, and hearing by bthe word 1of Christ.