17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message,(A) and the message is heard through the word about Christ.(B)

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17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

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For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed.[a](A)

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  1. Hebrews 4:2 Some manuscripts because those who heard did not combine it with faith
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For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

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