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31 but that Israel, who pursued the law of righteousness, did not attain to that law?(A) 32 Why not? Because they did it not by faith, but as if it could be done by works.(B) They stumbled over the stone that causes stumbling,[a]

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  1. 9:32 Paul discusses Israel as a whole from the perspective of contemporary Jewish rejection of Jesus as Messiah. The Old Testament and much of Jewish noncanonical literature in fact reflect a fervent faith in divine mercy.

and be found in him, not having any righteousness of my own based on the law but that which comes through faith in Christ,(A) the righteousness from God, depending on faith

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