Romans 10:1
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English Standard Version
Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.

King James Bible
Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.

American Standard Version
Brethren, my heart's desire and my supplication to God is for them, that they may be saved.

Douay-Rheims Bible
BRETHREN, the will of my heart, indeed, and my prayer to God, is for them unto salvation.

English Revised Version
Brethren, my heart's desire and my supplication to God is for them, that they may be saved.

Webster's Bible Translation
Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they may be saved.

Weymouth New Testament
Brethren, the longing of my heart, and my prayer to God, on behalf of my countrymen is for their salvation.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Brethren

See on 1 John 2:9. An expression of affectionate interest and indicating emotion.

My heart's desire (ἡ εὐδοκία τῆς ἐμῆς καρδίας)

More literally, the good will of my heart. See on Luke 2:14. Compare Philippians 1:15; Philippians 2:13; Ephesians 1:5, Ephesians 1:9; 2 Thessalonians 1:11.

Prayer (δέησις)

See on Luke 5:33.

To God (πρός)

Implying communion. See on with God, John 1:1.

For Israel

The best texts substitute αὐτῶν for them; those described in the last three verses of ch. 9. Bengel remarks that Paul would not have prayed had they been utterly reprobate.

That they may be saved (εἰς σωτηρίαν)

Lit., unto (their) salvation.

Romans 10:1 Parallel Commentaries

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my heart's.

Romans 9:1-3 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost...

Exodus 32:10,13 Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of you a great nation...

1 Samuel 12:23 Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you...

1 Samuel 15:11,35 It repents me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and has not performed my commandments...

1 Samuel 16:1 And the LORD said to Samuel, How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel?...

Jeremiah 17:16 As for me, I have not hastened from being a pastor to follow you: neither have I desired the woeful day; you know...

Jeremiah 18:20 Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dig a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before you to speak good for them...

Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kill the prophets, and stone them that are sent to you...

John 5:34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that you might be saved.

1 Corinthians 9:20-22 And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law...

Cross References
Romans 9:33
as it is written, "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense; and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame."

Romans 10:2
For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

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