Romans 10:1

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Brethren, my hearts desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saued.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Brethren, my heart's desire and my prayer to God for them is for {their} salvation.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Brethren, my heart's desire and my supplication to God is for them, that they may be saved.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Brothers, my heart's desire and my prayer to God for them is, that they may get salvation.
- Basic English Bible

Brethren, the delight of my own heart and my supplication which [I address] to God for them is for salvation.
- Darby Bible

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

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

Brothers, my heart's desire and my prayer to God is for Israel, that they may be saved.
- World English Bible

Britheren, the wille of myn herte and mi biseching is maad to God for hem in to helthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

Brethren, the pleasure indeed of my heart, and my supplication that [is] to God for Israel, is -- for salvation;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 10:1


10:1 My prayer to God is, that they may be saved - He would not have prayed for this, had they been absolutely reprobated.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 10:1


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.

Discussion for Romans 10

  • Steve morrow
    romans 10:13 for whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved 2 tim 2:19 nevertheless the foundation of GOD standeth sure having this seal the LORD knoweth them that are HIS and let everyone that nameth the name of CHRIST depart from from iniquity MATTHEW 7:23 AND THEN I WILL PROFESS UNTO THEM I NEVER KNEW YOU DEPART FROM ME YOU THAT WORK INIQUITY
  • Bruce
    Bud:Matthew 7:20 by their fruit you will know,just like you know a tomato plant or lemon tree./-- And washed us from our sins in His own Blood:Revelation 1:5/ No man can come to me,except The Father which sent me draw him--John 6:44/ Forgiving 1John1:9/you will be baptized with The Holy Ghost and fire Matthew3:11/ if any man be in Christ he is a new creature 2Corinthians 5:17 -you will know!
  • Bud
    Irene 123: Thanks for the update, I see that you are will book learned and now more then I for I am still learning but I think you miss the point READ John 3 : 16 again and when I do it does not say you will have to have the HOLY SPIRIT but believe in the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Maybe it's the way I believe but it's my way.
  • R.J.
    No they can not be saved. Only people that are at an unaccountable age can be saved with out asking Jesus to forgive them of the sins and to ask him to be there savior.
  • Irene123
    Bud - Rom. 10:8-9 (Rom.1:7 "called to be saints"). The church in Rome was already established; Paul wasn't writing to sinners. Jesus' church was established in Acts ch. 2 (Acts 2:37-38). The 'calling' and 'believing' were already done for these saints in Acts 2:38. Paul was just reminding them of this because he knew some were weak in their N.T. belief and were thinking about the O.T. law they had
  • A disciple
    Thank you, Bud! While we are commanded to judge righteous judgment, and not to hate our brother in our heart by allowing sin upon him; the things that belong only to God, is NOT for us to meddle in! There is a very interesting part in Ezekiel, that speaks of even Sodom and Samaria being restored by God to their former estate; (Eze. 16:53-55); which sheds some great light upon that subject.

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