Romans 11

1 Therefore I say, God has not thrust away his people, has he? Let it not happen! For* I am also an Israelite, from the seed of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God did not thrust away his people which he knew beforehand. Or do you* not know what the Scripture says by Elijah? How he petitions God against Israel, saying, 3' Lord, they have killed your, your* prophets and have made ruins of your, your* altars, and I am left alone and they are seeking my life.' {1Ki. 19: 10, 14} 4 But what does the divine, answer say to him?' I have left to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal.' {1Ki. 19: 18} 5 Therefore so there has also become a remnant according to the chosen of grace in this current time. 6 But if it is by grace, it is no more from works, otherwise grace becomes grace no more. But if it is from works, no more is it grace; otherwise work is work no more. 7 Therefore what? What Israel is seeking after, it did not obtain this, but the chosen obtained it and the rest were hardened; 8 just, as it has been written, ' God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes in order that they should not see and ears in order that they should not hear, until this very day.' {Isa 29: 10} 9 And David says, ' Let their table become *for a snare and *for a trap and *for an offense and *for a repayment to them. 10 Let their eyes be darkened not to see and may you always bow down their backs.' {Psa 69: 22-23}

11 Therefore I say, They have not tripped in order that they might fall, have they? Let it not happen! But salvation has come to the Gentiles in their trespass, *that* they might provoke them to jealousy. 12 Now if their trespass is the riches of the world and their loss is the riches of the Gentiles; how much more is their fullness? 13 For* I speak to you* who are Gentiles, inasmuch as I am indeed an apostle of Gentiles, I glorify my service; 14 if somehow I provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and might save some out of them. 15 For* if the casting away of them is the reconciliation of the world, what is the receiving of them, except life from the dead?

16 Now if the first, fruit is holy, also is the batch and if the root is holy, also are the branches. 17 But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became a fellow partner of the root and of the plumpness of the olive tree among them. 18 Do not boast against the branches, but if you are boasting against them, you are not bearing the root, but the root bears you. 19 Therefore you will say, Branches were broken off, in order that I might be grafted in. 20 Well; they were broken off in their unbelief but you are standing in the faith. Do not be cavalier, but fear; 21 for* if God did not spare the natural branches, lest neither will he be sparing you. 22 Therefore, behold the kindness and severity of God, indeed severity upon those who fell, but kindness upon you, if you remain in the kindness of God: otherwise you also will be cut off. 23 And also those will be grafted in, if they do not remain in their unbelief; for* God is able to graft them in again. 24 For* if you were cut off from what is according to nature a wild olive tree and were grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree; how much more will these, which are the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?

25 For* brethren, I do not wish you* to be ignorant of this mystery (that* you* may not be too prudent with yourselves), that a hardening has become partially to Israel, till the fullness of the Gentiles should enter; 26 and thus all spiritual Israel will be saved, just, as it has been written, ' There will come out of Zion, he who rescues and he will turn away ungodliness from Jacob. 27 And this is my covenant* with them, whenever I take away their sins.' {Isa 59: 20-21, 27: 9} 28 According to the good, news they are indeed enemies because of you*, but according to the choice, they are beloved because of the fathers. 29 For* the gifts* and the calling {Or: invitation; and in all other instances in the MLV} of God are unregrettable. 30 For* just, as you* were also previously disobedient to God, but now you* were shown, mercy by their disobedience, 31 so now these also were disobedient in your, your* mercy, in order that they might also be shown, mercy. 32 For* God has locked up together all to disobedience, in order that he might show, mercy upon all.

33 O the depth of the riches, and of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and untraceable his ways! 34 For* who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become his counselor? 35 Or who has first, given to him and it will be repaid to him again? 36 It is because all things are from him and through him and to him. The glory is for him, forever. Amen.



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