Romans 11:15-24

15For if their rejection means a  the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead? 16 b  If the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, so is the whole lump, and if the root is holy, so are the branches.

17But if c  some of the branches were broken off, and you d  although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root
Greek root of richness; some manuscripts richness
of the olive tree,
18do not be arrogant toward the branches. If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root that supports you. 19Then you will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” 20That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you f  stand fast through faith. So g  do not become proud, but h  fear. 21For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. 22Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness to you i  provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise j  you too will be cut off. 23And k  even they, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again. 24For if you were cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, the natural branches, be grafted back into their own olive tree.

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