Romans 10:14-21 - Israel's Rejection Of The Message

14 But how, say you, shall they call on him on whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? 15 and how shall they hear without a preacher? and how shall they preach except they be sent? as it is written, "how beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!" 16 'tis true, faith comes by preaching, and preaching is by the divine appointment. 17 but all do not obey the gospel. for Esaias saith, "Lord, who hath believed our report?" 18 I reply, have they not heard? on the contrary, "their voice spread thro' all the earth, and their words to the remotest inhabitants thereof ."

19 but still I ask, did not Israel know this? first, Moses saith, "I will provoke you to jealousy, by those that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you."

20 but Esaias is more express, and says, "I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest to them that asked not after me.

21 and to Israel he says, "all day long I have stretched forth my hands to an incredulous and rebellious people."