GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
I wish I could be condemned and cut off from Christ for the sake of others who, like me, are Jewish by birth.
King James Bible
For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
Darby Bible Translation
for I have wished, I myself, to be a curse from the Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen, according to flesh;
World English Bible
For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brothers' sake, my relatives according to the flesh,
Young's Literal Translation
for I was wishing, I myself, to be anathema from the Christ -- for my brethren, my kindred, according to the flesh,
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The great controversy which for many ages has divided the Christian Church has hinged upon the difficult question of "the will." I need not say of that conflict that it has done much mischief to the Christian Church, undoubtedly it has; but I will rather say, that it has been fraught with incalculable usefulness; for it has thrust forward before the minds of Christians, precious truths, which but for it, might have been kept in the shade. I believe that the two great doctrines of human responsibility …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 8: 1863
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But will you forgive their sin? If not, please wipe me out of the book you have written."
2 Samuel 18:33
The king was shaken [by the news]. He went to the room above the gate and cried. "My son Absalom!" he said as he went. "My son, my son Absalom! I wish I had died in your place! Absalom, my son, my son!"
The chief priest and the entire council of our leaders can prove that I did this. In fact, they even gave me letters to take to the Jewish community in the city of Damascus. I was going there to tie up believers and bring them back to Jerusalem to punish them.
The Jewish leaders told Paul, "We haven't received any letters from Judea about you, and no Jewish person who has come to Rome has reported or mentioned anything bad about you.
This Good News is about his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. In his human nature he was a descendant of David.
I have deep sorrow and endless heartache.
Perhaps I can make my people jealous and save some of them.
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