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for I could wish that I myself were condemned[a] and cut off from the Messiah[b] for the sake of my brothers, my own people,[c] who are Israelis. To them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants,[d] the giving of the Law, the worship, and the promises. To the Israelis[e] belong the patriarchs, and from them, the Messiah[f] descended,[g] who is God over all, the one who is forever blessed. Amen.

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  1. Romans 9:3 Or accursed
  2. Romans 9:3 Or Christ
  3. Romans 9:3 Lit. own relatives according to the flesh
  4. Romans 9:4 Other mss. read the covenant
  5. Romans 9:5 Lit. To them
  6. Romans 9:5 Or Christ
  7. Romans 9:5 Lit. Messiah according to the flesh

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