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Romans 11

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The Remnant Chosen by Grace; Ingrafted Branches; All Israel Will Be Saved

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. +
God didn't reject his people, which he foreknew. Or don't you know what the Scripture says about Elijah? How he pleads with God against Israel: +
"Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have broken down your altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life."1 Kings 19:10,14 +
But how does God answer him? "I have reserved for myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal."1 Kings 19:18 +
Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. +
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. +
What then? That which Israel seeks for, that he didn't obtain, but the chosen ones obtained it, and the rest were hardened. +
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."Deuteronomy 29:4; Isaiah 29:10 +
David says,"Let their table be made a snare, and a trap,a stumbling block, and a retribution to them. +
Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see.Bow down their back always."Psalm 69:22,23 +
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. +
Now if their fall is the riches of the world, and their loss the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fullness? +
For I speak to you who are Gentiles. Since then as I am an apostle to Gentiles, I glorify my ministry; +
if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh, and may save some of them. +
For if the rejection of them is the reconciling of the world, what would their acceptance be, but life from the dead? +
If the first fruit is holy, so is the lump. If the root is holy, so are the branches. +
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; +
don't boast over the branches. But if you boast, it is not you who support the root, but the root supports you. +
You will say then, "Branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in." +
True; by their unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by your faith. Don't be conceited, but fear; +
for if God didn't spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. +
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. +
They also, if they don't continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. +
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? +
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, +
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. +
This is my covenant to them,when I will take away their sins."Isaiah 59:20-21; 27:9; Jeremiah 31:33-34 +
Concerning the Good News, they are enemies for your sake. But concerning the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sake. +
For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. +
For as you in time past were disobedient to God, but now have obtained mercy by their disobedience, +
even so these also have now been disobedient, that by the mercy shown to you they may also obtain mercy. +
For God has shut up all to disobedience, that he might have mercy on all. +
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! +
"For who has known the mind of the Lord?Or who has been his counselor?"Isaiah 40:13 +
"Or who has first given to him,and it will be repaid to him again?"Job 41:11 +
For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things. To him be the glory for ever! Amen. +

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