1 Brothers,a my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.
2 For I bear them witness that 1they have a zeal for God, 2but not according to knowledge.
3 For, being ignorant of 3the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.
4 For 4Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.b

The Message of Salvation to All

5 For 5Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that 6the person who does the commandments shall live by them.
6 But 7the righteousness based on faith says, 8"Do not say in your heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven?'" (that is, to bring Christ down)
7 or "'Who will descend into the 9abyss?'" (that is, 10to bring Christ up from the dead).
8 But what does it say? 11"The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim);
9 because, if 12you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and 13believe in your heart 14that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
11 For the Scripture says, 15"Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame."
12 16For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; 17for the same Lord is Lord of all, 18bestowing his riches on all who call on him.
13 For 19"everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."