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28     because the Lord will quickly and completely ·punish the people [carry out/execute his sentence; settle his account] on the earth [Is. 10:22–23].”

29 It is as Isaiah said:

“If the Lord ·All-Powerful [of Hosts; of Heaven’s Armies]
    had not ·allowed a few of our descendants to live [left us offspring/seed],
We would have become like Sodom
    and would resemble Gomorrah [Is. 1:9; C OT cities destroyed by God because of their wickedness; Gen. 19].”

30 ·So what does all this mean [L What, then, shall we say]? Those who are Gentiles ·were not trying to make themselves right with God [L did not pursue righteousness], but they ·were made right with God [obtained righteousness] ·because of their faith [L —that is, a righteousness that is by faith].

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