I speak the truth in Christ--I am not lying,1 my conscience confirms2 it through the Holy Spirit--
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I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart.
For I could wish that I myself3 were cursed4 and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people,5 those of my own race,6
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the people of Israel.7 Theirs is the adoption;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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Theirs are the patriarchs,14 and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah,15 who is God over all,16 forever praised!17 Amen.
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