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1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. 1 Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.
2 I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but it is not enlightened. 2 For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.
3 For, being ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's 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 For Christ is the end of the law, that every one who has faith may be justified. 4 Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.
5 Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on the law shall live by it. 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 based on faith says, Do not say in your heart, "Who will ascend 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 descend into the abyss?" (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, on your lips and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which 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 lips 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 man believes with his heart and so is justified, and he confesses with his lips and so is 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 The scripture says, "No one who believes in him will be put to shame." 11 As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame."
12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and bestows his riches upon all who call upon 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 For, "every one who calls upon 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 are men to call upon him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to 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 men preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach 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 they have not all obeyed the gospel; for Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?" 16 But not all the Israelites accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our message?"
17 So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ. 17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.
18 But I ask, have they not heard? Indeed they have; for "Their voice has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of 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 Again I ask, did Israel not understand? First Moses says, "I will make you jealous of those who are not a nation; with a foolish nation I will make you angry." 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 Then Isaiah is so bold as to say, "I have been found by those who did not seek me; I have shown myself to those who did not 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 of Israel he says, "All day long I have held 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."