Romans 11:1-12 (Lexham English Bible)

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A Remnant of Israel Remains

1 Therefore I say, God has not rejected his people, has he?a May it never be! For I also am an Israelite, from the descendants of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God has not rejected his people, whom he foreknew! Or do you not know, in [the passage about]b Elijah, what the scripture says--how he appeals to God against Israel? 3 "Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have torn down your altars, and I alone am left, and they are seeking my life!"c 4 But what does the divine response say to him? "I have left for myself seven thousand peopled who have not bent the knee to Baal."e 5 So in this way also at the present time, there is a remnant {selected by grace}f. 6 But if by grace, [it is] no longer by works, for otherwise grace would no longer be grace. 7 What then? What Israel was searching for, this it did not obtain. But the elect obtained [it], and the rest were hardened, 8 just as it is written, "God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that do not see and ears that do not hear, until this very day." 9 And David says, "Let their table become a snare and a trap, and a cause for stumbling and a retribution to them; 10 let their eyes be darkened so that they do not see, and cause their backs to bend {continually}g."h 11 I say then, they did not stumble so that they fell, [did they]?i May it never be! But by their trespass, salvation [has come] to the Gentiles, in order to provoke them [to jealousy].j 12 And if their trespass [means] riches for the world and their loss [means] riches for the Gentiles, how much more [will] their fullness [mean]?
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