1Brethren,myheart'sdesireandprayertoGodforIsraelis , thatthey might be saved.2For I bearthemrecordthat they have a zeal of God,butnotaccording to knowledge.3For they being ignorant of God'srighteousness,and going about to establish their ownrighteousness,havenot submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.4ForChrist is the end of the lawforrighteousness to every one that believeth .
5ForMosesdescribeth the righteousnesswhich is of the law,That the man which doeth those things shall livebythem.6But the righteousness which is offaithspeaketh on this wise,Saynotinthineheart,Who shall ascendintoheaven? (that is , to bringChristdown from above:)
7Or,Who shall descendinto the deep? (that is , to bring upChristagainfrom the dead.)
8Butwhat saith it ? The wordisnighthee, even inthymouth,andinthyheart: that is , the word of faith,which we preach ;
9Thatif thou shalt confesswiththymouth the LordJesus,and shalt believeinthineheartthatGod hath raisedhimfrom the dead, thou shalt be saved .
10For with the heart man believethuntorighteousness;and with the mouth confession is madeuntosalvation.11For the scripturesaith , Whosoeverbelievethonhimshallnot be ashamed .
12For there isnodifferencebetween the Jewand the Greek:for the sameLord over all is richuntoall that call uponhim.13Forwhosoevershall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved .
14Howthen shall they call on him inwhom they havenotbelieved ? andhow shall they believe in him of whom they havenotheard ? andhow shall they hearwithout a preacher ?
15Andhow shall they preach , except they be sent ? as it is written , Howbeautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!16But they havenotallobeyed the gospel.ForEsaiassaith , Lord,who hath believedourreport?17
So thenfaith cometh byhearing,andhearingby the word of God.18But I say , Have they notheard ? Yes verily,theirsoundwentintoall the earth,andtheirwordsunto the ends of the world.19But I say , DidnotIsraelknow ? FirstMosessaith , I will provokeyou to jealousyby them that are nopeople, and by a foolishnation I will angeryou.20ButEsaias is very bold , andsaith , I was found of them that soughtmenot; I was mademanifest unto them that askednotafterme.21ButtoIsrael he saith , All day long I have stretched forthmyhands unto a disobedientandgainsayingpeople.