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10 Brothers and sisters,[a] my heart’s desire and prayer to God on behalf of my fellow Israelites[b] is for their salvation. For I can testify that they are zealous for God,[c] but their zeal is not in line with the truth.[d] For ignoring the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking instead to establish their own righteousness, they did not submit to God’s righteousness.

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  1. Romans 10:1 tn Grk “brothers.” See note on the phrase “brothers and sisters” in 1:13.
  2. Romans 10:1 tn Grk “on behalf of them”; the referent (Paul’s fellow Israelites) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
  3. Romans 10:2 tn Grk “they have a zeal for God.”
  4. Romans 10:2 tn Grk “in accord with knowledge.” sn Their zeal is not in line with the truth means that the Jews’ passion for God was strong, but it ignored the true righteousness of God (v. 3; cf. also 3:21).

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