The Epistle of Paul to the Romans
1Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. 2For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. 3For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. 4For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. 5For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. 6But 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 from above:) 7Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) 8But 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; 9That 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. 10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto
all that call upon him. 13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14How
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? 15And 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! 16But they have not all obeyed the gospel.
For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? 17So then faith cometh by hearing, and
hearing by the word of God. 18But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all
the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. 19But 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. 20But 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. 21But to Israel he saith, All day long I have
stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.