What shall we say then? s That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have attained to righteousness, t even the righteousness of faith;
but Israel, u pursuing the law of righteousness, v has not attained to the law of righteousness.
Why? Because they did not seek it by faith, but as it were, by the works of the law. For w they stumbled at that stumbling stone.
As it is written:
x "Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense,
And y whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame."
Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved.
For I bear them witness a that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
For they being ignorant of b God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own c righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.
For d Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
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And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while still uncircumcised, that he might be the father of all those who believe, though they are uncircumcised, that righteousness might be imputed to them also.
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Romans 10:2 - 4
For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.
Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, "Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against
1 Corinthians 1:23
But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness.
The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone.
He will be as a sanctuary, But a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense To both the houses of Israel, As a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, A tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; Whoever believes will not act hastily.
Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures: 'The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone. This was the LORD's doing, And it is marvelous in our eyes' ?
1 Peter 2:6 - 8
Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion A chief cornerstone, elect, precious, And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
For the Scripture says, "Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.
And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord. And they said to him, "You see, brother, how many myriads of Jews there are who have believed, and they are all zealous for the law.
And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith.
And be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith.
Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.
Romans 7:1 - 4
Or do you not know, brethren (for I speak to those who know the law), that the law has dominion over a man as long as he lives?
Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
To redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.