Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.…
I. THEIR ZEAL FOR THE LAW.
1. Pitiable (ver. 1).
2. Ignorant (vers. 2, 3).
3. Ruinous, because misguided (ver. 4).
II. THEIR REJECTION OF CHRIST.
1. Relying on their own unavailing effort (vers. 5-7).
2. Refusing the word of faith (vers. 8-9).
3. Denying the salvation of the gospel.
(J. Lyth, D.D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.