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Romans 11:13-24 (Lexham English Bible)

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Gentile Branches Grafted in

13 Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Therefore, inasmuch as I am apostle to the Gentiles, I promote my ministry, 14 if somehow I may provoke my people to jealousy and save some of them. 15 For if their rejection [means] the reconciliation of the world, what [will] their acceptance [mean] except life from the dead? 16 Now if the first fruits [are] holy, [so] also [is] the [whole] batch of dough, and if the root [is] holy, [so] also [are] the branches. 17 Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, [although you]a were a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them and became a sharer of the root of the olive tree's richness, 18 do not boast against the branches. But if you boast against [them], you do not support the root, but the root [supports] you. 19 Then you will say, "Branches were broken off in order that I could be grafted in." 20 Well said! They were broken off because of unbelief, but you stand firm because of faith. Do not think arrogant [thoughts], but be afraid. 21 For if God did not spare the {natural}b branches, neither will he spare you.c 22 See, then, the kindness and severity of God: severity upon those who have fallen, but upon you the kindness of God--if you continue in his kindness, for otherwise you also will be cut off. 23 And those also, if they do not persist in unbelief, will be grafted in, because God is able to graft them in again. 24 For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these who are {natural branches}d be grafted into their own olive tree?
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