Romans 11:1-6 (Common English Bible)

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Israel and God’s faithfulness

1 So I ask you, has God rejected his people? Absolutely not! I'm an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God hasn't rejected his people, whom he knew in advance. Or don't you know what the scripture says in the case of Elijah, when he pleads with God against Israel? 3 Lord, they have killed your prophets, and they have torn down your altars. I'm the only one left, and they are trying to take my life.a 4 But what is God's reply to him? I have kept for myself seven thousand people who haven't bowed their knees to Baal.b 5 So also in the present time there is a remaining group by the choice of God's grace. 6 But if it is by grace, it isn't by what's done anymore. If it were, God's grace wouldn't be grace.
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