I say then, Has God cast away his people? Far be the thought. For *I* also am an Israelite, of [the] seed of Abraham, of [the] tribe of Benjamin.
God has not cast away his people whom he foreknew. Know ye not what the scripture says in [the history of] Elias, how he pleads with God against Israel? a3
Lord, they have killed thy prophets, they have dug down thine altars; and *I* have been left alone, and they seek my life.
But what says the divine answer to him? I have left to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed knee to Baal. b5
Thus, then, in the present time also there has been a remnant according to election of grace.
But if by grace, no longer of works: since c [otherwise] grace is no more grace.