Romans 10:5-13 (NRSV)
The word is near you
Moses writes concerning the righteousness that comes from the
law, that "the person who does these things will live by them." But the
righteousness that comes from faith says, "Do not say in your heart,
'Who will ascend into heaven?' " (that is, to bring Christ down) "or
'Who will descend into the abyss?' " (that is, to bring Christ up from
the dead). But what does it say?
"The word is near you,
on your lips and in your heart"
(that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because if you
confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that
God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with
the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so
is saved. The scripture says, "No one who believes in him will be put
to shame." For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same
Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him. For,
"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved."