Romans 11:1-6 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.