Romans 11:1-12 LEB

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.

References for Romans 11:1

    • Ú 11:1 - *The negative construction in Greek anticipates a negative answer here
      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?

      References for Romans 11:2

        • Û 11:2 - *The words "the passage about" are not in the Greek text, but are supplied for clarity
          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

          References for Romans 11:3

            • Ü 11:3 - A quotation from 1 Kgs 19:10, 14
              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

              References for Romans 11:4

                • Ý 11:4 - Or perhaps "males," referring to men only
                • Þ 11:4 - A quotation from 1 Kgs 19:18
                  5 So in this way also at the present time, there is a remnant {selected by grace}f.

                  References for Romans 11:5

                    • ß 11:5 - Literally "according to selection of grace"
                      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

                      References for Romans 11:10

                        • à 11:10 - Literally "throughout everything"
                        • á 11:10 - A quotation from Ps 69:22-23
                          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

                          References for Romans 11:11

                            • â 11:11 - *The negative construction in Greek anticipates a negative answer here
                            • ã 11:11 - *The words "to jealousy" are not in the Greek text, but are supplied for clarity
                              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]?