Brothers and sisters, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.
I can testify that they have a zeal for God, but it is not enlightened.
For, being ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking to establish their own, they have not submitted to God's righteousness.
For Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.
Moses writes concerning the righteousness that comes from the law, that "the person who does these things will live by them."
But the righteousness that comes from faith says, "Do not say in your heart, "Who will ascend into heaven?' " (that is, to bring Christ down)
"or "Who will descend into the abyss?' " (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).
But what does it say? "The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim);
because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.