191You will saythen, "Branches were brokenoffso that I might be grafted in."
20Quiteright, they were brokenoff for their unbelief, but you 2stand by your faith. 3Do not be conceited , but fear;
for ifGod did not spare the naturalbranches, He will not spare you, either.
22Beholdthen the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, God's4kindness, 5if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also6will be cutoff.
And they also, 7if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.
For if you were cutoff from what is by nature a wildolivetree, and were graftedcontrary to nature into a cultivatedolivetree, howmuchmore will thesewho are the natural branches be grafted into their ownolivetree?
For 8I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this9mystery-so that you will not be 10wise in your ownestimation -that a partial11hardening has happened to Israeluntil the 12fullness of the Gentiles has come in;
and soallIsrael will be saved; just as it is written, "13THE DELIVERER WILL COME FROM ZION, HE WILL REMOVEUNGODLINESS FROM JACOB."
"14THIS IS aMY COVENANT WITH THEM, 15WHEN I TAKEAWAY THEIR SINS."
28bFrom the standpoint of the gospel they are 16enemies for your sake, but cfrom the standpoint of God's choice they are beloved for 17the sake of the fathers;
for the gifts and the 18calling of God19are irrevocable.
For just as you once were disobedient to God, but now have been shownmercy because of their disobedience,
31sothesealsonow have been disobedient, that because of the mercy shown to you they also may now be shownmercy.
For 20God has shut up all in disobedienceso that He may showmercy to all.
33Oh, the depth of 21the richesdboth of the 22wisdom and knowledge of God! 23Howunsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!
For 24WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, ORWHOBECAME HIS COUNSELOR?
35Or25WHO HAS FIRSTGIVEN TO HIM eTHAT IT MIGHT BE PAIDBACK TO HIM AGAIN?
For 26from Him and through Him and to Him are allthings. 27To Him be the gloryfforever. Amen.