28 for the Lord will execute His sentence
completely and decisively on the earth.[a](A)[b]

29 And just as Isaiah predicted:

If the Lord of Hosts[c] had not left us offspring,(B)
we would have become like Sodom,
and we would have been made like Gomorrah.(C)[d]

Israel’s Present State

30 What should we say then?(D) Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained righteousness—namely the righteousness that comes from faith.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 9:28 Or land
  2. Romans 9:28 Is 10:22-23; 28:22; Hs 1:10
  3. Romans 9:29 Gk Sabaoth; this word is a transliteration of the Hb word for Hosts, or Armies.
  4. Romans 9:29 Is 1:9

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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