Romans 11:1-10 CSB

Israel's Rejection Not Total

1 I ask, then, has God rejected His people? Absolutely not! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin.

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      2 God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew.a Or do you not know what the Scripture says in the Elijah section-how he pleads with God against Israel?

      References for Romans 11:2

        • a 11:2 - Rm 8:29; 1 Sm 12:22; Ps 94:14; 1 Pt 1:2
          3 Lord, they have killed Your prophets, torn down Your altars; and I am the only one left, and they are trying to take my life! b c

          References for Romans 11:3

            • b 11:3 - 1 Th 2:14
            • c 11:3 - 1 Kg 19:10,14
              4 But what was God's reply to him? I have left 7,000 men for Myself who have not bowed down to Baal. d

              References for Romans 11:4

                • d 11:4 - 1 Kg 19:18
                  5 In the same way, then, there is also at the present time a remnant chosen by grace.
                  6 Now if by grace, then it is not by works; otherwise grace ceases to be grace.e

                  References for Romans 11:6

                    • e 11:6 - Other mss add But if of works it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.
                      7 What then? Israel did not find what it was looking for, but the elect did find it. The rest were hardened,
                      8 as it is written: God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that cannot see and ears that cannot hear, to this day .f

                      References for Romans 11:8

                        • f 11:8 - Dt 29:4; Isaiah 29:10
                          9 And David says: Let their feasting g become a snare and a trap, a pitfall and a retribution to them.

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                            • g 11:9 - Lit table
                              10 Let their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent continually. h

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