Romans 11

Israel Is Not Cast Away

1I say then, God has not a  rejected His people, has He? b  May it never be! For c  I too am an Israelite
Lit of the seed of Abraham
a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
2God e  has not rejected His people whom He f  foreknew. g  Or do you not know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel? 3Lord, h  they have killed Your prophets, they have torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they are seeking my life.” 4But what
Lit says
is the divine response to him? j  “I have kept for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”
5In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time k  a remnant according to God’s
Lit choice of grace
gracious choice.
6But m  if it is by grace, it is no longer
Lit out of
on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace.

7What then? What o  Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but
Lit the election
those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were q  hardened;
8just as it is written, r  God gave them a spirit of stupor,
Eyes to see not and ears to hear not,
Down to this very day.”

9And David says, s  Let their table become a snare and a trap,
And a stumbling block and a retribution to them.
10 t  Let their eyes be darkened to see not,
And bend their backs forever.”

11 u  I say then, they did not stumble so as to fall, did they? v  May it never be! But by their transgression w  salvation has come to the Gentiles, to x  make them jealous. 12Now if their transgression is riches for the world and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their
Or fullness
z  fulfillment be!
13But I am speaking to you who are Gentiles. Inasmuch then as aa  I am an apostle of Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, 14if somehow I might ab  move to jealousy ac  my
Lit flesh
fellow countrymen and ae  save some of them.
15For if their rejection is the af  reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but ag  life from the dead? 16If the ah  first piece of dough is holy, the lump is also; and if the root is holy, the branches are too.

17But if some of the ai  branches were broken off, and aj  you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the
Lit root of the fatness
rich root of the olive tree,
18do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that al  it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you. 19 am  You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” 20Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you an  stand by your faith. ao  Do not be conceited, but fear; 21for if God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you, either. 22Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, God’s ap  kindness aq  if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also ar  will be cut off. 23And they also as  if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. 24For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these who are the natural branches be grafted into their own olive tree?

25For at  I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this au  mysteryso that you will not be av  wise in your own estimationthat a partial aw  hardening has happened to Israel until the ax  fullness of the Gentiles has come in; 26and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written, ay  The Deliverer will come from Zion,
He will remove ungodliness from Jacob.”
27 az  This is
Lit the covenant from Me
My covenant with them,
bb  When I take away their sins.”

Lit According to the gospel
From the standpoint of the gospel they are bd  enemies for your sake, but
Lit according to the election
from the standpoint of God’s choice they are beloved for bf  the sake of the fathers;
29for the gifts and the bg  calling of God bh  are irrevocable. 30For just as you once were disobedient to God, but now have been shown mercy because of their disobedience, 31so these also now have been disobedient, that because of the mercy shown to you they also may now be shown mercy. 32For bi  God has shut up all in disobedience so that He may show mercy to all.

33Oh, the depth of bj  the riches
Or and the wisdom
both of the bl  wisdom and knowledge of God! bm  How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!
34For bn  who has known the mind of the Lord, or who became His counselor? 35Or bo  who has first given to Him
Lit and it will be paid back
that it might be paid back to him again?
36For bq  from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. br  To Him be the glory
Lit to the ages
forever. Amen.
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