Romans 11
Notes
11:1 I say then, Has God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.  
11:2 God has not cast away his people which he foreknew. Know you not what the scripture said of Elias? how he makes intercession to God against Israel saying,  
11:3 Lord, they have killed your prophets, and dig down your altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.  
11:4 But what said the answer of God to him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.  
11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.  
11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.  
11:7 What then? Israel has not obtained that which he seeks for; but the election has obtained it, and the rest were blinded.  
11:8 (According as it is written, God has given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) to this day.  
11:9 And David said, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling block, and a recompense to them:  
11:10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back always.  
11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come to the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.  
11:12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fullness?  
11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify my office:  
11:14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.  
11:15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?  
11:16 For if the first fruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.  
11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them partake of the root and fatness of the olive tree;  
11:18 Boast not against the branches. But if you boast, you bore not the root, but the root you.  
11:19 You will say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in.  
11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Be not high minded, but fear:  
11:21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not you.  
11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in his goodness: otherwise you also shall be cut off.  
11:23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again.  
11:24 For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?  
11:25 For I would not, brothers, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.  
11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:  
11:27 For this is my covenant to them, when I shall take away their sins.  
11:28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father's sakes.  
11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.  
11:30 For as you in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:  
11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.  
11:32 For God has concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy on all.  
11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!  
11:34 For who has known the mind of the Lord? or who has been his counselor?  
11:35 Or who has first given to him, and it shall be recompensed to him again?  
11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.  
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