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.11
I saythen , Have they stumbledthat they should fall ? God forbid : but rather through theirfallsalvation is come unto the Gentiles, for toprovokethem to jealousy .
12Nowif the fall of them be the riches of the world,and the diminishingc of them the riches of the Gentiles;how much moretheirfulness?13For I speak to youGentiles, inasmuch asIam the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnifymineoffice:14
If by any meansI may provoke to emulation them which are myflesh,and might savesomeofthem.15Forif the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world,what shall the receiving of them be, butlifefrom the dead?16Forif the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: andif the root be holy,so are the branches.17And if some of the branches be broken off , andthou,being a wild olive tree, wert graffed inamongthem,dandwiththempartakest of the rootandfatness of the olive tree;18Boastnotagainst the branches.Butif thou boast , thoubearestnot the root,but the rootthee.19
Thou wilt saythen, The branches were broken off , thatI might be graffed in .
20Well; because of unbelief they were broken off , andthoustandest by faith.Benothighminded , butfear :
21ForifGodsparednot the naturalbranches , take heed lesthealsosparenotthee.22Beholdtherefore the goodnessandseverity of God:on them which fell , severity;buttowardthee,goodness,if thou continue in his goodness:otherwisethoualso shalt be cut off .
23Andtheyalso,if they abidenot still in unbelief, shall be graffed in : forGodisable to grafftheminagain.24Forifthou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wildbynature,and wert graffed contrary tonatureinto a good olive tree: how muchmore shall these, which be the naturalbranches, be graffed into their own olive tree?25For I wouldnot,brethren, that ye should be ignorant of thismystery,lest ye should bewisein your own conceits;thatblindnesseinpart is happened to Israel,untilthefulness of the Gentiles be come in .
26AndsoallIsrael shall be saved : as it is written , There shall come out ofSion the Deliverer , and shall turn awayungodlinessfromJacob:27Forthis is mycovenant unto them,when I shall take awaytheirsins.28
As concerningthegospel, they are enemies for your sakes : but as touching the election, they are belovedfor the fathers'sakes.29For the giftsandcalling of God are without repentance.30Forasye in times past have not believedfGod,yethavenow obtained mercythrough their unbelief:31
Even sohavethesealsonow not believed ,gthat through yourmercytheyalso may obtain mercy .
32ForGod hath concludedh them allinunbelief,that he might have mercy upon all.33O the depth of the richesboth of the wisdomandknowledge of God!howunsearchable are hisjudgments,andhisways past finding out!34Forwho hath known the mind of the Lord?orwho hath beenhiscounsellor?35Orwho hath first given to him,and it shall be recompensed unto himagain ?
36Forofhim,andthroughhim,andtohim, are all things: to whomi be gloryforever.Amen.