1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for
Israel is, that they might be saved.
2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of
God, but not according to knowledge.
3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness,
and going about to establish their own righteousness,
have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness
4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness
to every one that believeth.
5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of
the law, That the man which doeth those things shall
live by them.
6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh
on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall
ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down
7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to
bring up Christ again from the dead.)
8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in
thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of
faith, which we preach;
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord
Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath
raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto
righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on
him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the
Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all
that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord
shall be saved.
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have
not believed? and how shall they believe in him of
whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear
without a preacher?
15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as
it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them
that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad
tidings of good things!
16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For
Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by
the word of God.
18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their
sound went into all the earth, and their words unto
the ends of the world.
19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith,
I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no
people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of
them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto
them that asked not after me.
21 But to Israel he saith, All day long I have
stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and