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1 Dear brothers and sisters, the longing of my heart and my prayer to God is that the Jewish people might be saved. 1 Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.
2 I know what enthusiasm they have for God, but it is misdirected zeal. 2 For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.
3 For they don't understand God's way of making people right with himself. Instead, they are clinging to their own way of getting right with God by trying to keep the law. They won't go along with God's way. 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 For Christ has accomplished the whole purpose of the law. All who believe in him are made right with God. 4 Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.
5 For Moses wrote that the law's way of making a person right with God requires obedience to all of its commands. 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 way of getting right with God through faith says, "You don't need to go to heaven" (to find Christ and bring him down to help you). 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 And it says, "You don't need to go to the place of the dead" (to bring Christ back to life again). 7 "or 'Who will descend into the deep?' " (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).
8 Salvation that comes from trusting Christ -- which is the message we preach -- is already within easy reach. In fact, the Scriptures say, "The message is close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart." 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 For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart 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 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. 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 As the Scriptures tell us, "Anyone who believes in him will not be disappointed. " 11 As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame."
12 Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They all have the same Lord, who generously gives his riches to all who ask for them. 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 For "Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." 13 for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? 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 will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring 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 not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, "Lord, who has believed our message?" 16 But not all the Israelites accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our message?"
17 Yet faith comes from listening to this message of good news -- the Good News about Christ. 17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.
18 But what about the Jews? Have they actually heard the message? Yes, they have: "The message of God's creation has gone out to everyone, and its words to all the 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 did the people of Israel really understand? Yes, they did, for even in the time of Moses, God had said, "I will rouse your jealousy by blessing other nations. I will make you angry by blessing the foolish Gentiles." 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 later Isaiah spoke boldly for God: "I was found by people who were not looking for me. I showed myself to those who were not asking 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 regarding Israel, God said, "All day long I opened my arms to them, but they kept disobeying me and arguing with me." 21 But concerning Israel he says, "All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and obstinate people."