I saythen , HathGod cast awayhispeople? God forbid . ForIalsoam an Israelite,of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.2Godhathnot cast awayhispeoplewhich he foreknew . Wot yenotwhat the scripturesaithofElias?how he maketh intercession to GodagainstIsrael,saying ,
3Lord, they have killedthyprophets,and digged downthinealtars; and I am leftalone,and they seekmylife.4Butwhatsaith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousandmen,whohavenotbowed the knee to the image of Baal.5
Even sothenat this presenttimealso there is a remnantaccording to the election of grace.6Andif by grace, then is it no moreofworks:otherwisegraceis no moregrace.Butif it be ofworks, then is it no moregrace:otherwiseworkis no morework.7Whatthen?Israelhathnotobtainedthatwhich he seeketh for ; but the election hath obtained it , and the rest were blindeda8
(According as it is written , God hath giventhem the spirit of slumber,beyes that they shouldnotsee , andears that they shouldnothear ;) untothisday.9AndDavidsaith , Lettheirtable be made a snare , and a trap , and a stumblingblock , and a recompenceuntothem:10Lettheireyes be darkened , that they maynotsee , and bow downtheirbackalway.