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Version 0.93.26, 5 September 2022


Romans Chapter 11

1So I say, “Surely God has not rejected his people?” May it not be so. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2God has not rejected his people whom he knew beforehand. Or do you not know what the scripture says in the passage about Elijah, when he intercedes to God against Israel, and says, 3“Lord, they have killed your prophets and demolished your altars, and I am left remaining on my own, and they seek my life”? 4But what does the oracle say to him? – “I have kept myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” 5So in this way even at the present time a remnant exists by a gracious choice. 6And if by grace, then no longer by works, for then grace is no longer grace. But if by works, then it is no longer grace, for then the work is no longer work. 7What is the case then? What Israel is seeking it has not obtained, but those chosen did obtain it, whereas the rest became hardened. 8As it stands written,

“God gave them a slumbering spirit,

Eyes not for seeing

And ears not for hearing”,

which holds up to this day. 9And David says,

“Make their table become a snare

And a trap,

And a stumbling block

And a requital to them;

10Make their eyes darkened

So as not to see,

And bend their back continually.”

11So I say, “Did they stumble in order that they might fall?” Far from it. But by their fall there is salvation to the Gentiles, so as to provoke them to jealousy. 12Now if their fall is the world's richness, and their decline is the richness of the Gentiles, how much more is their fulness! 13For I speak to you Gentiles. Insofar as I am an apostle of the Gentiles, I glorify my ministry, 14seeing if somehow I can provoke those of my flesh to jealousy and save some of them. 15For if casting them aside is the reconciliation of the world, what is the acceptance of them, if not life from the dead? 16And if the firstfruit is holy, so is the bulk. And if the root is holy, so are the branches. 17But if some of the branches have been broken off, and you, being a wild olive, have been grafted into them, and have become a joint partaker of the root and the fatness of the olive tree, 18do not boast over the branches. And if you do boast, consider that it is not you who support the root, but the root you. 19Then suppose you should say, “Some branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” 20Well now, they were broken off because of unbelief, but you stand by faith. Do not be high-minded, but be fearful. 21For if God did not spare the natural branches, maybe he will not spare you either. 22So see the kindness and severity of God: severity towards those who have fallen, but kindness to you, if you remain in the kindness, otherwise you will also be cut off. 23And they too, if they do not remain in unbelief, will be grafted in. For God is able to graft them in again. 24For if you were cut out from the naturally wild olive and were unnaturally grafted in to the fine olive, how much more can these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree! 25For I do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, of this mystery, so that you are not clever in your own estimation: that hardness in part has taken place with Israel, and will remain until the fulness of the Gentiles has come in. 26And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it stands written,

“The deliverer will come out of Zion

And will turn ungodliness away from Jacob,

27And this is my covenant with them

When I take away their sins.”

28Now in relation to the gospel they are hostile for your sake, but in relation to the choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers. 29For the gracious gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. 30For just as you once did not believe God, but now have received mercy in their unbelief, 31so also have these not believed either, in the mercy shown to you, in order that they too may receive mercy. 32For God has shut everyone up in unbelief in order that he may show everyone mercy. 33O depth of God's riches and wisdom and knowledge, how unsearchable his judgments are and untraceable his ways are!

34For who has known the mind of the Lord?

Or who has been his counsellor?

35Or who has given him anything beforehand,

And it will be repaid to him?

36For all things are from him and through him and destined for him. To him be glory throughout the ages. Amen.

Reference(s) in Chapter 11: v.2 ↔ Psalm 94:14 ● v.3 ↔ 1 Kings 19:10, 1 Kings 19:14 ● v.4 ↔ 1 Kings 19:18 ● v.8 ↔ Isaiah 29:10; Isaiah 6:9, Ezekiel 12:2 ● v.9 ↔ Psalm 69:23MT (Psalm 69:22AV) ● v.10 ↔ Psalm 69:24MT (Psalm 69:23AV) ● v.26 ↔ Isaiah 59:20 ● v.27 ↔ Isaiah 27:9, Isaiah 59:21 ● v.34 ↔ Isaiah 40:13 ● v.35 ↔ Job 41:3MT (Job 41:11AV).