Brethren, truly my heart's delight and prayer to God for Israel is for salvation.
And I was to the Jews as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews: to them under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them under the law;
Remember Abraham, Isaak, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou didst swear to them by thyself, and thou wilt speak to them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens, and all this land which I said, I will give to your seed and they inherited forever.
Also I, far be it to me sinning against Jehovah ceasing to pray for you: and I taught you in the good and straight way.
And I withdrew not from following after thee; I desired not man's day, thou knewest: the going forth of my lips was straight before thee.
Shall evil be requited for good? for they dug a pit for my soul. Remember my standing before thee to speak good for them, to turn back thy wrath from them.
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, killing the prophets, and striking with stones those having been sent to her; how often I wished to gather thy children together, which manner a hen her young brood under the wings, and ye would not!
I Speak truth in Christ, I lie not, my consciousness bearing witness to me in the Holy Spirit,
And thou be at rest to me, and my wrath shall kindle against them, and I will consume them: and I will make thee into a great nation.
I lamented that I made Saul for king, for he turned back from after me, and my words he set not up. And it will kindle to Samuel, and he will cry to Jehovah all the night
And Samuel will not add to see Saul, even to the day of his death: for Samuel mourned for Saul: and Jehovah lamented that he made Saul king over Israel