Romans 10:1
New International Version
Brothers and sisters, my heart's desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.

New Living Translation
Dear brothers and sisters, the longing of my heart and my prayer to God is for the people of Israel to be saved.

English Standard Version
Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.

Berean Study Bible
Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is for their salvation.

Berean Literal Bible
Brothers, indeed the desire and supplication of my heart to God on behalf of them is for salvation.

New American Standard Bible
Brethren, my heart's desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation.

King James Bible
Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.

Christian Standard Bible
Brothers and sisters, my heart's desire and prayer to God concerning them is for their salvation.

Contemporary English Version
Dear friends, my greatest wish and my prayer to God is for the people of Israel to be saved.

Good News Translation
My friends, how I wish with all my heart that my own people might be saved! How I pray to God for them!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God concerning them is for their salvation!

International Standard Version
Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God about the Jews is that they would be saved.

NET Bible
Brothers and sisters, my heart's desire and prayer to God on behalf of my fellow Israelites is for their salvation.

New Heart English Bible
Brothers, my heart's desire and my prayer to God is for them, that they may be saved.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My brethren, the desire of my heart and my petition before God is on their behalf that they would have life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Brothers and sisters, my heart's desire and prayer to God on behalf of the Jewish people is that they would be saved.

New American Standard 1977
Brethren, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Brethren, certainly the desire of my heart and my prayer to God regarding Israel, is for saving health.

King James 2000 Bible
Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.

American King James Version
Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.

American Standard Version
Brethren, my heart's desire and my supplication to God is for them, that they may be saved.

Douay-Rheims Bible
BRETHREN, the will of my heart, indeed, and my prayer to God, is for them unto salvation.

Darby Bible Translation
Brethren, the delight of my own heart and my supplication which [I address] to God for them is for salvation.

English Revised Version
Brethren, my heart's desire and my supplication to God is for them, that they may be saved.

Webster's Bible Translation
Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they may be saved.

Weymouth New Testament
Brethren, the longing of my heart, and my prayer to God, on behalf of my countrymen is for their salvation.

World English Bible
Brothers, my heart's desire and my prayer to God is for Israel, that they may be saved.

Young's Literal Translation
Brethren, the pleasure indeed of my heart, and my supplication that is to God for Israel, is -- for salvation;
Study Bible
The Word Brings Salvation
1Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is for their salvation. 2For I testify about them that they are zealous for God, but not on the basis of knowledge.…
Cross References
Romans 9:33
as it is written: "See, I lay in Zion a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense; and the one who believes in Him will never be put to shame."

Romans 10:2
For I testify about them that they are zealous for God, but not on the basis of knowledge.

Treasury of Scripture

Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.

my heart's.

Romans 9:1-3
I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, …

Exodus 32:10,13
Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation…

1 Samuel 12:23
Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way:







Lexicon
Brothers,
Ἀδελφοί (Adelphoi)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

my
ἐμῆς (emēs)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Feminine 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1699: My, mine. From the oblique cases of ego; my.

heart’s
καρδίας (kardias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2588: Prolonged from a primary kar; the heart, i.e. the thoughts or feelings; also the middle.

desire
εὐδοκία (eudokia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2107: From a presumed compound of eu and the base of dokeo; satisfaction, i.e. delight, or kindness, wish, purpose.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

prayer
δέησις (deēsis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1162: Supplication, prayer, entreaty. From deomai; a petition.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

God
Θεὸν (Theon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

for
ὑπὲρ (hyper)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 5228: Gen: in behalf of; acc: above.

[the Israelites]
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

[is] for
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

[their] salvation.
σωτηρίαν (sōtērian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4991: Feminine of a derivative of soter as noun; rescue or safety.
X.

(1) My heart's desire.--Strictly, the goodwill of my heart. The earlier portion of this chapter is occupied with a more particular exposition of the cause of Israel's rejection, which has been just alleged. They sought to do a hard thing--to work out a righteousness for themselves--instead of an easy thing--simply to believe in Christ.

This chapter, like the last, is introduced by an expression of the Apostle's own warm affection for his people and his earnest desire for their salvation.

For Israel.--The true text is, "for them." "Israel" has been put in the margin as an explanatory gloss, and thence found its way into the text. What made the rejection of Israel so peculiarly pathetic was that they were not a mere godless and irreligious people. On the contrary, they had a sincere zeal for religion, but it was a misdirected and ill-judged zeal.

Verse 1. - Brethren, my heart's desire (εὐδοκία, expressing good will) and prayer to God for them (for Israel, as in the Textus Receptus, has no good support) is, that they may be saved (literally, is unto salvation). "Non orasset Paulus, si absolute reprobati essent" (Bengel). 10:1-4 The Jews built on a false foundation, and refused to come to Christ for free salvation by faith, and numbers in every age do the same in various ways. The strictness of the law showed men their need of salvation by grace, through faith. And the ceremonies shadowed forth Christ as fulfilling the righteousness, and bearing the curse of the law. So that even under the law, all who were justified before God, obtained that blessing by faith, whereby they were made partakers of the perfect righteousness of the promised Redeemer. The law is not destroyed, nor the intention of the Lawgiver disappointed; but full satisfaction being made by the death of Christ for our breach of the law, the end is gained. That is, Christ has fulfilled the whole law, therefore whoever believeth in him, is counted just before God, as much as though he had fulfilled the whole law himself. Sinners never could go on in vain fancies of their own righteousness, if they knew the justice of God as a Governor, or his righteousness as a Saviour.
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