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Romans - Chapter 11
  • 1. I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin.
  • 2. God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don't you know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah--how he appealed to God against Israel:
  • 3. Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars; I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me ?
  • 4. And what was God's answer to him? "I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal."
  • 5. So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.
  • 6. And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.
  • 7. What then? What Israel sought so earnestly it did not obtain, but the elect did. The others were hardened,
  • 8. as it is written: "God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes so that they could not see and ears so that they could not hear, to this very day."
  • 9. And David says: "May their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them.
  • 10. May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever."
  • 11. Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious.
  • 12. But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their fullness bring!
  • 13. I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I make much of my ministry
  • 14. in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them.
  • 15. For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?
  • 16. If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.
  • 17. If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root,
  • 18. do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.
  • 19. You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in."
  • 20. Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid.
  • 21. For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
  • 22. Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off.
  • 23. And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.
  • 24. After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!
  • 25. I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.
  • 26. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: "The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
  • 27. And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins."
  • 28. As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies on your account; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs,
  • 29. for God's gifts and his call are irrevocable.
  • 30. Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience,
  • 31. so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now receive mercy as a result of God's mercy to you.
  • 32. For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.
  • 33. Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!
  • 34. Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?
  • 35. Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?
  • 36. For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.

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