10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
10 With your whole being you embrace God setting things right, and then you say it, right out loud: "God has set everything right between him and me!"
10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Romans 10:10
Commentary on Romans 10:5-11
(Read Romans 10:5-11)
The self-condemned sinner need not perplex himself how this righteousness may be found. When we speak of looking upon Christ, and receiving, and feeding upon him, it is not Christ in heaven, nor Christ in the deep, that we mean; but Christ in the promise, Christ offered in the word. Justification by faith in Christ is a plain doctrine. It is brought before the mind and heart of every one, thus leaving him without excuse for unbelief. If a man confessed faith in Jesus, as the Lord and Saviour of lost sinners, and really believed in his heart that God had raised him from the dead, thus showing that he had accepted the atonement, he should be saved by the righteousness of Christ, imputed to him through faith. But no faith is justifying which is not powerful in sanctifying the heart, and regulating all its affections by the love of Christ. We must devote and give up to God our souls and our bodies: our souls in believing with the heart, and our bodies in confessing with the mouth. The believer shall never have cause to repent his confident trust in the Lord Jesus. Of such faith no sinner shall be ashamed before God; and he ought to glory in it before men.