I say then , Hath God cast away his people? God forbid . For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew . Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying ,
Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.
Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for ; but the election hath obtained it , and the rest were blinded
References for Romans 11:7
(According as it is written , God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see , and ears that they should not hear ;) unto this day.
References for Romans 11:8
And David saith , Let their table be made a snare , and a trap , and a stumblingblock , and a recompence unto them:
Let their eyes be darkened , that they may not see , and bow down their back alway.