Salvation comes through righteousness to those who believe in Christ—Faith comes by hearing the gospel taught by legal administrators sent of God.
1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be asaved.
2 For I bear them record that they have a azeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
3 For they being ignorant of God’s arighteousness, and bgoing about to establish their own righteousness, have not csubmitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
4 For Christ is the aend 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 arighteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
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 aheart man bbelieveth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto csalvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no adifference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is brich unto all that ccall upon him.
13 For whosoever shall acall upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not abelieved? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a bpreacher?
15 And how shall they apreach, except they be bsent? as it is written, How beautiful are the cfeet of them that preach the dgospel of epeace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
16 But they have not all aobeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath bbelieved our report?
17 So then afaith cometh by bhearing, 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 awords unto the ends of the bworld.
19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to ajealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
20 But aEsaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that bsought 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 adisobedient and bgainsaying people.