The end of the law is faith in Christ: which the Jews refusing
to submit to, cannot be justified.
1 Brethren, the will of my heart, indeed, and my prayer to God, is for
them unto salvation.
2 For I bear them witness, that they have a zeal of God, but not according
3 For they, not knowing the justice of God, and seeking to establish their
own, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God.
4 For the end of the law is Christ, unto justice to every one that believeth.
5 For Moses wrote, that the justice which is of the law, *the man that
shall do it, shall live by it.
6 But the justice which is of faith, speaketh thus: *Say not in thine heart:
Who shall ascend into heaven? that is, to bring Christ down:
7 Or who shall descend into the deep? that is, to bring up Christ again
from the dead.
8 But what saith the Scripture? *The word is near thee, even in thy mouth,
and in thy heart: that is the word of faith, which we preach:
9 That if thou confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in thy
heart that God hath raised him up from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For, with the heart, we believe unto justice: but, with the mouth, confession
is made unto salvation.
11 For the Scripture saith: *Whosoever believeth in him, shall not be confounded.
12 For there is no distinction of the Jew and the Greek; for the same is
Lord over all, rich to all that call upon him.
13 *For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
14 How then shall they call on him, in whom they have not believed? Or
how shall they believe in him, of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear, without a preacher?
15 And how can they preach, unless they be sent? as it is written: *How
beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, of them that bring glad tidings of good things?
16 But all do not obey the gospel. For Isaias saith: *Lord, who hath believed
17 Faith then cometh by hearing: and hearing by the word of Christ.
18 But I say: Have they not heard?* Yes, verily, their sound went forth
over all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the whole world.
19 But I say: Hath not Israel known? First Moses saith: *I will provoke
you to jealousy by that which is not a nation: by a foolish nation I will anger you.
20 But Isaias is bold, and saith: *I was found by them that did not seek
me: I appeared openly to them that asked not after me.
21 But to Israel he saith: *All the day long I have spread forth my hands
to a people, that believeth not, and contradicteth me.
5: Leviticus xviii. 5.; Ezechiel xx. 11.
6: Deuteronomy xxx. 12.
8: Deuteronomy xxx. 14.
11: Isaias xxviii. 16.
13: Joel ii. 32.; Acts ii. 21.
15: Isaias lii. 7.; Nahum i. 15.
16: Isaias liii. 1.; John xii. 38.
18: Psalm xviii. 5.
19: Deuteronomy xxxii. 21.
20: Isaias lxv. 1.
21: Isaias lxv. 2.