If the 1first piece of dough is holy, the lump is also; and if the root is holy, the branches are too.
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But if some of the 2branches were broken off, and 3you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the rich root of the olive tree,
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do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that 4it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you.
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5You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in."
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Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you 6stand by your faith. 7Do not be conceited , but fear;
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for if God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you, either.
Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, God's 8kindness, 9if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also 10will be cut off.
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And they also, 11if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.
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For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these who are the natural branches be grafted into their own olive tree?
For 12I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this 13mystery -so that you will not be 14wise in your own estimation -that a partial 15hardening has happened to Israel until the 16fullness of the Gentiles has come in;
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and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written, "17THE DELIVERER WILL COME FROM ZION, HE WILL REMOVE UNGODLINESS FROM JACOB."
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