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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
1Brethren, certainly the desire of my heart and my prayer to God regarding Israel, is for saving health.
For I give testimony that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
For they, being ignorant of God’s righteousness and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
For Christ is
the end of the law, to give
righteousness to every one that believes.
For Moses describes the righteousness which is by the law, That the man who does those things shall live by them.
But thus saith the righteousness which is by faith, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven (that is, to bring the Christ down from above
Or, Who shall descend into the deep (that is, to bring up the Christ again from the dead)?
But what does it say? The word is near thee, even
in thy mouth and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach,
that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God has raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto saving health.
For the scripture says, Whosoever believes 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 him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
15And how shall they preach if they have not been sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those that announce the gospel of peace, of those that announce the gospel of that which is good!
16But not everyone hearkens unto the gospel. For Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed our report?
17So then faith comes by hearing, and the ear to hear by the word of God.
18But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their fame went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
19But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses says, I will provoke you unto jealousy with people that are not mine, and with ignorant people I will provoke you to anger.
20But Isaiah is very bold and says, I was found by those that did not seek me; I manifested myself unto those that did not ask after me.
21And against Israel he says, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.