Brothers, my heart's desire1 and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.
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For I can testify about them that they are zealous2 for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.
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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.3
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Christ is the end of the law4 so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.5
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Moses describes in this way the righteousness that is by the law: "The man who does these things will live by them."6
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But the righteousness that is by faith7 says: "Do not say in your heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven?' "8 (that is, to bring Christ down)
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"or 'Who will descend into the deep?' "9 (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).10
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But what does it say? "The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,"11 that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming:
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That if you confess12 with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord,"13 and believe14 in your heart that God raised him from the dead,15 you will be saved.16
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For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.