I say then: Have they so stumbled, that they should fall? God forbid! But by their offence salvation is come to the Gentiles, that they may be emulous of them.
Now if the offence of them be the riches of the world and the diminution of them the riches of the Gentiles: how much more the fulness of them?
For I say to you, Gentiles: As long indeed as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I will honour my ministry,
If, by any means, I may provoke to emulation them who are my flesh and may save some of them.
For if the loss of them be the reconciliation of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?
For if the firstfruit be holy, so is the lump also: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
And if some of the branches be broken and thou, being a wild olive, art ingrafted in them and art made partaker of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree:
Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root: but the root thee.
Thou wilt say then: The branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.
Well: because of unbelief they were broken off. But thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear.
For if God hath not spared the natural branches, fear lest perhaps also he spare not thee.
See then the goodness and the severity of God: towards them indeed that are fallen, the severity; but towards thee, the goodness of God, if thou abide in goodness. Otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again.
For if thou were cut out of the wild olive tree, which is natural to thee; and, contrary to nature, wert grafted into the good olive tree: how much more shall they that are the natural branches be grafted into their own olive tree?