Brothers and sisters, my heart's desire1 and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.
For I can testify about them that they are zealous2 for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.
Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.34
Christ is the culmination of the law4 so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.55
Moses writes this about the righteousness that is by the law: "Whoever does these things will live by them."a66
But the righteousness that is by faith7 says: "Do not say in your heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven?' "b8 (that is, to bring Christ down)