Romans 9:3

I could wish (hucomhn). Idiomatic imperfect, "I was on the point of wishing." We can see that eucomai (I do wish) would be wrong to say. An hucomhn would mean that he does not wish (conclusion of second class condition). An hucomhn would be conclusion of fourth class condition and too remote. He is shut up to the imperfect indicative (Robertson, Grammar, p. 886). Anathema (anaqema). See for this word as distinct from anaqhma (offering) 1 Corinthians 12:3 ; Galatians 1:8 I myself (auto egw). Nominative with the infinitive einai and agreeing with subject of hucomhn. According to the flesh (kata sarka). As distinguished from Paul's Christian brethren.