Romans 9:1-5 NIV

God's Sovereign Choice

1 I speak the truth in Christ--I am not lying,1 my conscience confirms2 it in the Holy Spirit--

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2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart.
3 For I could wish that I myself3 were cursed4 and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers,5 those of my own race,6

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4 the people of Israel.7 Theirs is the adoption as sons;8 theirs the divine glory,9 the covenants,10 the receiving of the law,11 the temple worship12 and the promises.13

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5 Theirs are the patriarchs,14 and from them is traced the human ancestry of Christ,15 who is God over all,16 forever praised!a17 Amen.

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    • a 9:5 - Or "Christ, who is over all. God be forever praised!" Or "Christ. God who is over all be forever praised!"