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28 For he shall finish his word, and cut it short in justice; because a short word shall the Lord make upon the earth.

29 And as Isaias foretold: Unless the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been made as Sodom, and we had been like unto Gomorrha.

30 What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who followed not after justice, have attained to justice, even the justice that is of faith.

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28 For the Lord will carry out
    his sentence on earth with speed and finality.”[a](A)

29 It is just as Isaiah said previously:

“Unless the Lord Almighty(B)
    had left us descendants,
we would have become like Sodom,
    we would have been like Gomorrah.”[b](C)

Israel’s Unbelief

30 What then shall we say?(D) That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith;(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 9:28 Isaiah 10:22,23 (see Septuagint)
  2. Romans 9:29 Isaiah 1:9

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