“Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.”
King James Version (KJV)
10:1 My prayer to God is, that they may be saved - He would not have prayed for this, had they been absolutely reprobated.
Ro 10:1 The Jews Excluded from Unbelief SUMMARY OF ROMANS 10: Paul's Desire for Israel. The Jews Zealous, but Not According to Knowledge. They Seek a Righteousness of Their Own Rather Than God's Plan. of Righteousness. The Righteousness by Faith Described. Shown to Be for Gentiles As Well As Jews. Hence, the Gospel Must Be Preached to All Men. The Unbelief of the Jews Predicted by the Prophets. Brethren. The "brethren" refers to his countrymen, his Jewish kinsmen, brethren "according to the flesh", in Ro 9:3. Here it means his brethren in Christ, those united by spiritual ties. My heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel. Concerning Paul's deep solicitude for the salvation of his countrymen. See Ro 9:1-3.