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1 Brothers and sisters, my heart's desire is for Israel's salvation. That's my prayer to God for them. 1 Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.
2 I can vouch for them: they are enthusiastic about God. However, it isn't informed by knowledge. 2 For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.
3 They don't submit to God's righteousness because they don't understand his righteousness, and they try to establish their own righteousness. 3 Since they did not know the righteousness that comes from God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.
4 Christ is the goal of the Law, which leads to righteousness for all who have faith in God. 4 Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.
5 Moses writes about the righteousness that comes from the Law: The person who does these things will live by them. 5 Moses describes in this way the righteousness that is by the law: "The man who does these things will live by them."
6 But the righteousness that comes from faith talks like this: Don't say in your heart, "Who will go up into heaven?" (that is, to bring Christ down) 6 But the righteousness that is by faith says: "Do not say in your heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven?' " (that is, to bring Christ down)
7 or "Who will go down into the region below?" (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 7 "or 'Who will descend into the deep?' " (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).
8 But what does it say? The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart (that is, the message of faith that we preach). 8 But what does it say? "The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart," that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming:
9 Because if you confess with your mouth "Jesus is Lord" and in your heart you have faith that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 9 That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 Trusting with the heart leads to righteousness, and confessing with the mouth leads to salvation. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
11 The scripture says, All who have faith in him won't be put to shame. 11 As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame."
12 There is no distinction between Jew and Greek, because the same Lord is Lord of all, who gives richly to all who call on him. 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile--the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him,
13 All who call on the Lord's name will be saved. 13 for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
14 So how can they call on someone they don't have faith in? And how can they have faith in someone they haven't heard of? And how can they hear without a preacher? 14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who announce the good news. 15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"
16 But everyone hasn't obeyed the good news. As Isaiah says, Lord, who has had faith in our message? 16 But not all the Israelites accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our message?"
17 So, faith comes from listening, but it's listening by means of Christ's message. 17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.
18 But I ask you, didn't they hear it? Definitely! Their voice has gone out into the entire earth, and their message has gone out to the corners of the inhabited world. 18 But I ask: Did they not hear? Of course they did: "Their voice has gone out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world."
19 But I ask you again, didn't Israel understand? First, Moses says, I will make you jealous of those who aren't a people, of a people without understanding. 19 Again I ask: Did Israel not understand? First, Moses says, "I will make you envious by those who are not a nation; I will make you angry by a nation that has no understanding."
20 And Isaiah even dares to say, I was found by those who didn't look for me; I revealed myself to those who didn't ask for me. 20 And Isaiah boldly says, "I was found by those who did not seek me; I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me."
21 But he says about Israel, All day long I stretched out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people. 21 But concerning Israel he says, "All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and obstinate people."