Salvation comes through righteousness to those who believe in Christ—Faith comes by hearing the gospel taught by legal administrators sent of God.
1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be asaved.
2 For I bear them record that they have a azeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
4 For Christ is the aend of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
6 But the arighteousness 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:)
7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
8 But 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;
9 That 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.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
13 For whosoever shall acall upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to ajealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.