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Romans 11

Romans 11:1  
I ask then, did God reject his people? May it never be! For I also am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

Romans 11:2  
God didn’t reject his people, whom he foreknew. Or don’t you know what the Scripture says about Elijah? How he pleads with God against Israel:

Romans 11:3  
“Lord, they have killed your prophets. They have broken down your altars. I am left alone, and they seek my life.”

Romans 11:4  
But how does God answer him? “I have reserved for myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”

Romans 11:5  
Even so too at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

Romans 11:6  
And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.

Romans 11:7  
What then? That which Israel seeks for, that he didn’t obtain, but the chosen ones obtained it, and the rest were hardened.

Romans 11:8  
According as it is written, “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear, to this very day.”

Romans 11:9  
David says, “Let their table be made a snare, a trap, a stumbling block, and a retribution to them.

Romans 11:10  
Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see. Always keep their backs bent.”

Romans 11:11  
I ask then, did they stumble that they might fall? May it never be! But by their fall salvation has come to the Gentiles, to provoke them to jealousy.

Romans 11:12  
Now if their fall is the riches of the world, and their loss the riches of the Gentiles, how much more their fullness!

Romans 11:13  
For I speak to you who are Gentiles. Since then as I am an apostle to Gentiles, I glorify my ministry,

Romans 11:14  
if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh, and may save some of them.

Romans 11:15  
For if the rejection of them is the reconciling of the world, what would their acceptance be, but life from the dead?

Romans 11:16  
If the first fruit is holy, so is the lump. If the root is holy, so are the branches.

Romans 11:17  
But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the root and of the richness of the olive tree,

Romans 11:18  
don’t boast over the branches. But if you boast, remember that it is not you who support the root, but the root supports you.

Romans 11:19  
You will say then, “Branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in.”

Romans 11:20  
True; by their unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by your faith. Don’t be conceited, but fear;

Romans 11:21  
for if God didn’t spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you.

Romans 11:22  
See then the goodness and severity of God. Toward those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in his goodness; otherwise you also will be cut off.

Romans 11:23  
They also, if they don’t continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.

Romans 11:24  
For if you were cut out of that which is by 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?

Romans 11:25  
For I don’t desire you to be ignorant, brothers, of this mystery, so that you won’t be wise in your own conceits, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in,

Romans 11:26  
and so all Israel will be saved. Even as it is written, “There will come out of Zion the Deliverer, and he will turn away ungodliness from Jacob.

Romans 11:27  
This is my covenant with them, when I will take away their sins.”

Romans 11:28  
Concerning the Good News, they are enemies for your sake. But concerning the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sake.

Romans 11:29  
For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.

Romans 11:30  
For as you in time past were disobedient to God, but now have obtained mercy by their disobedience,

Romans 11:31  
even so these also have now been disobedient, that by the mercy shown to you they may also obtain mercy.

Romans 11:32  
For God has bound all to disobedience, that he might have mercy on all.

Romans 11:33  
Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out!

Romans 11:34  
“For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?”

Romans 11:35  
“Or who has first given to him, and it will be repaid to him again?”

Romans 11:36  
For of him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory for ever! Amen.


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