The Remnant of Israel1 I say then, Did God thrust away his people? May it not be. For even I am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 [2did not 3thrust away 1God] his people whom he foreknew. Or do you not know in Elijah what [3says 1the 2scripture], how he intercedes with God according to Israel, saying, 3 O Lord, [2your prophets 1they killed], and your altars they razed, and I [2am left 1alone], and they seek my life. 4 But what says [3to him 1the 2divine answer]? I left behind to myself seven thousand men, the ones who have not bent a knee to Baal. 5 So then also in the present time a remnant according to choice of favor takes place. 6 But if by favor, no longer of works; else the favor no longer becomes favor. But if of works, no longer is it favor; else the work no longer is work. 7 What then? What Israel seeks anxiously for, this it did not succeed in; but the chosen succeeded, and the remaining were callous, 8 (as it has been written, [2gave 3to them 1God] a spirit of vexation, of eyes to not see, and ears to not hear,) until today's day. 9 And David says, Let [2become 1their table] for a snare, and for a trap, and for an obstacle, and for a recompense to them! 10 Let [2be darkened 1their eyes] to not see, and their back always bent downwards!
The Engrafted Branches11 I say then, did they stumble that they should fall? May it not be. But in their transgression the deliverance came to the nations, for the provoking them to jealousy. 12 But if their transgression was for the wealth of the world, and their vanquishing for the wealth of nations, how much more their fullness? 13 [3to you 1For 2I speak], to the nations; upon as much as indeed I am [2of the nations 1an apostle], [2my service 1I glorify], 14 if by any means I should provoke to jealousy the ones of my flesh, and shall deliver some from among them. 15 For if the casting off of them be for the reconciliation of the world, what will be the reception of them, unless life from the dead. 16 And if the first-fruit be holy, also the batch; and if the root be holy, also the branches. 17 But if some of the branches were broken off, and you being a wild olive tree were engrafted in them, and [2fellow-partakers 3of the 4root 5and 6the 7fatness 8of the 9olive tree 1became], 18 glory not over the branches! But if you gloried over them, know that you do not [2the 3root 1bear], but the root bears you. 19 You will say then, [3were broken off 1the 2branches] that I should be engrafted. 20 Well, by unbelief they were broken off, and you in the belief stand. Be not high-minded, but fear. 21 For if God [3according to 4nature 2the branches 1spared not], perhaps not even you he shall spare. 22 Behold then the graciousness and severity of God! indeed upon the ones having fallen -- severity; but upon you -- graciousness, if you should remain in the graciousness; else also you shall be cut off. 23 [2also 3those 1And] if they do not remain in the unbelief, shall be engrafted; [4able 1for 3is 2God] again to engraft them. 24 For if you, [2from 4according to 5nature 1were cut off 3the wild olive tree], and contrary to nature were engrafted into the fruitful olive tree; how much more these, the ones according to nature, shall be engrafted into their own olive tree?
Future Deliverance for Israel25 For I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of this mystery, that you should not be [2in 3yourselves 1intelligent], that callousness [2in part 3to 4Israel 1has happened] until of which time the fullness of the nations should enter in. 26 And so all Israel shall be delivered, as it has been written, [3shall come 4from out of 5Zion 1the one 2rescuing], and he shall turn impious deeds from Jacob. 27 And this [3to them 1is the 4by 5me 2covenant], whenever I should remove their sins. 28 Indeed according to the good news, enemies for your account; but according to the selection, beloved on account of the fathers. 29 For irrevocable are the favors and the calling of God. 30 For as also you at some time or other resisted persuasion to God, but now you were shown mercy in the [2of these 1disobedience]; 31 so also these now resisted persuasion to your mercy, that also they should be shown mercy. 32 [3closed up 1For 2God] all of the ones in disobedience, that all of the ones he should show mercy. 33 O the depth of wealth and wisdom and knowledge of God; as unsearchable are his judgments, and untraceable are his ways. 34 For who knew the mind of the Lord, or who [2his counselor 1became]? 35 Or who first gave to him and he shall recompense to him? 36 For from out of him and through him and unto him are all things. To him be the glory into the eons. Amen.
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