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1 Brethren, the longing of my heart, and my prayer to God, on behalf of my countrymen is for their salvation. 1 Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.
2 For I bear witness that they possess an enthusiasm for God, but it is an unenlightened enthusiasm. 2 For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.
3 Ignorant of the righteousness which God provides and building their hopes upon a righteousness of their own, they have refused submission 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 as a means of righteousness Christ is the termination of Law to every believer. 4 Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.
5 Moses says that he whose actions conform to the righteousness required by the Law shall live by that righteousness. 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 which is based on faith speaks in a different tone. "Say not in your heart," it declares, "`Who shall ascend to 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 "nor `Who shall go down into the abyss?'" --that is, to bring Christ up again from the grave. 7 "or 'Who will descend into the deep?' " (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).
8 But what does it say? "The Message is close to you, in your mouth and in your heart;" that is, the Message which we are publishing about the faith-- 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 that if with your mouth you confess Jesus as Lord and in your heart believe that God brought Him back to life, you shall 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 with the heart men believe and obtain righteousness, and with the mouth they make confession and obtain 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, "No one who believes in Him shall have reason to feel ashamed." 11 As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame."
12 Jew and Gentile are on precisely the same footing; for the same Lord is Lord over all, and is infinitely kind to all who call upon Him for deliverance. 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, without exception, who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." 13 for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
14 But how are they to call on One in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in One whose voice 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 are men to preach unless they have been sent to do so? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring glad tidings of good!" 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, some will say, they have not all hearkened to the Good News. No, for Isaiah asks, "Lord, who has believed the Message they have heard from us?" 16 But not all the Israelites accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our message?"
17 And this proves that faith comes from a Message heard, and that the Message comes through its having been spoken by 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? Yes, indeed: "To the whole world the preachers' voices have sounded forth, and their words to the remotest parts of the earth." 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 again, did Israel fail to understand? Listen to Moses first. He says, "I will fire you with jealousy against a nation which is no nation, and with fury against a nation devoid of 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, with strange boldness, exclaims, "I have been found by those who were not looking for Me, I have revealed Myself to those who were not inquiring of 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 While as to Israel he says, "All day long I have stretched out My arms to a self-willed and fault-finding people." 21 But concerning Israel he says, "All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and obstinate people."