Romans 9:3
New International Version
For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race,

New Living Translation
for my people, my Jewish brothers and sisters. I would be willing to be forever cursed--cut off from Christ!--if that would save them.

English Standard Version
For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh.

Berean Study Bible
For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my own flesh and blood,

Berean Literal Bible
For I could wish myself to be a curse, separated from Christ for my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh,

New American Standard Bible
For I could wish that I myself were accursed, separated from Christ for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh,

King James Bible
For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:

Christian Standard Bible
For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the benefit of my brothers and sisters, my own flesh and blood.

Contemporary English Version
I would gladly be placed under God's curse and be separated from Christ for the good of my own people.

Good News Translation
for my people, my own flesh and blood! For their sake I could wish that I myself were under God's curse and separated from Christ.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I could almost wish to be cursed and cut off from the Messiah for the benefit of my brothers, my own flesh and blood.

International Standard Version
for I could wish that I myself were condemned and cut off from the Messiah for the sake of my brothers, my own people,

NET Bible
For I could wish that I myself were accursed--cut off from Christ--for the sake of my people, my fellow countrymen,

New Heart English Bible
For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brothers' sake, my relatives according to the flesh,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For I have been praying that I myself might be destroyed from The Messiah, for the sake of my brethren and my kinsman, who are in the flesh,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I wish I could be condemned and cut off from Christ for the sake of others who, like me, are Jewish by birth.

New American Standard 1977
For I could wish that I myself were accursed, separated from Christ for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I could wish that myself were anathema from Christ for my brethren, those who are my kinsmen according to the flesh,

King James 2000 Bible
For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:

American King James Version
For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh:

American Standard Version
For I could wish that I myself were anathema from Christ for my brethren's sake, my kinsmen according to the flesh:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I wished myself to be an anathema from Christ, for my brethren, who are 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;

English Revised Version
For I could wish that I myself were anathema from Christ for my brethren's sake, my kinsmen according to the flesh:

Webster's Bible Translation
For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ, for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:

Weymouth New Testament
For I could pray to be accursed from Christ on behalf of my brethren, my human kinsfolk--for such the Israelites are.

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,
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
Paul's Concern for the Jews
2I have deep sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my own flesh and blood, 4the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory and the covenants; theirs the giving of the Law, the temple worship, and the promises.…
Cross References
Exodus 32:32
Yet now, if You would only forgive their sin... But if not, please blot me out of the book that You have written."

2 Samuel 18:33
The king was shaken and went up to the gate chamber and wept. And as he walked, he cried out, "O my son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! If only I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!"

Acts 22:5
as the high priest and the whole Council can testify about me. I even obtained letters from them to their brothers in Damascus, and I was on my way to apprehend these people and bring them to Jerusalem to be punished.

Acts 28:21
The leaders replied, "We have not received any letters about you from Judea, nor have any of the brothers from there reported or even mentioned anything bad about you.

Romans 1:3
regarding His Son, who was a descendant of David according to flesh,

Romans 9:2
I have deep sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart.

Romans 11:14
in the hope that I may provoke my own people to jealousy and save some of them.

Romans 16:7
Greet Andronicus and Junias, my fellow countrymen and fellow prisoners. They are distinguished among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.

Romans 16:11
Greet Herodion, my fellow countryman. Greet those from the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.

Romans 16:21
Timothy, my fellow worker, sends you greetings, as do Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my fellow countrymen.

1 Corinthians 12:3
Therefore I inform you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus be cursed," and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 16:22
If anyone does not love the Lord, let him be under a divine curse. Come, O Lord!

2 Corinthians 12:15
And for the sake of your souls, I will most gladly spend my money and myself. If I love you more, will you love me less?

Galatians 1:8
But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be under a divine curse!

Galatians 1:9
As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you embraced, let him be under a divine curse!

Ephesians 6:5
Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear and sincerity of heart, just as you would show to Christ.

Treasury of Scripture

For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh:

I could.

Exodus 32:32 Yet now, if you will forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I …

were.

Deuteronomy 21:23 His body shall not remain all night on the tree, but you shall in …

Joshua 6:17,18 And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, …

1 Samuel 14:24,44 And the men of Israel were distressed that day: for Saul had adjured …

Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to …

Galatians 3:10,13 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for …

accursed. or, separated. my kinsmen.

Romans 11:1 I say then, Has God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also …

Genesis 29:14 And Laban said to him, Surely you are my bone and my flesh. And he …

Esther 8:6 For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come to my people? …

Acts 7:23-26 And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit …

Acts 13:26 Men and brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and whoever among …







Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

I
ἐγὼ (egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

could wish that
ηὐχόμην (ēuchomēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2172: To pray, wish. Middle voice of a primary verb; to wish; by implication, to pray to God.

I myself
αὐτὸς (autos)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
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.

were
εἶναι (einai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

cursed
ἀνάθεμα (anathema)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 331: A votive offering, a thing devoted to God; a curse, the thing cursed. From anatithemai; a ban or excommunicated.

[and] cut off from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

Christ
Χριστοῦ (Christou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

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

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

brothers,
ἀδελφῶν (adelphōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

own flesh and blood,
συγγενῶν (syngenōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4773: Akin to, related; subst: fellow countryman, kinsman. From sun and genos; a relative; by extension, a fellow countryman.
(3) I could wish . . .--Rather, I could have wished. The wish, of course, related to what was really impossible. Still it is a nobly generous impulse, at which some weak minds have been shocked, and out of which others have made sentimental capital. Let us leave it as it is.

Accursed from Christ.--Separated from Christ, and devoted to destruction. Does not the intensity of this expression help us to realise one aspect of the Atonement--"being made a curse for us" (Galatians 3:13)? (The Greek word for "curse" is different, but comes to be nearly equivalent.)

9:1-5 Being about to discuss the rejection of the Jews and the calling of the Gentiles, and to show that the whole agrees with the sovereign electing love of God, the apostle expresses strongly his affection for his people. He solemnly appeals to Christ; and his conscience, enlightened and directed by the Holy Spirit, bore witness to his sincerity. He would submit to be treated as accursed, to be disgraced, crucified; and even for a time be in the deepest horror and distress; if he could rescue his nation from the destruction about to come upon them for their obstinate unbelief. To be insensible to the eternal condition of our fellow-creatures, is contrary both to the love required by the law, and the mercy of the gospel. They had long been professed worshippers of Jehovah. The law, and the national covenant which was grounded thereon, belonged to them. The temple worship was typical of salvation by the Messiah, and the means of communion with God. All the promises concerning Christ and his salvation were given to them. He is not only over all, as Mediator, but he is God blessed for ever.
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