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Romans 11 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 1 I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin.
2 God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying, 2 God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don't you know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah--how he appealed to God against Israel:
3 "Lord, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life"? 3 "Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars; I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me" ?
4 But what does the divine response say to him? "I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal." 4 And what was God's answer to him? "I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal."
5 Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace. 5 So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.
6 And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work. 6 And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.
7 What then? Israel has not obtained what it seeks; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded. 7 What then? What Israel sought so earnestly it did not obtain, but the elect did. The others were hardened,
8 Just as it is written: "God has given them a spirit of stupor, Eyes that they should not see And ears that they should not hear, To this very day." 8 as it is written: "God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes so that they could not see and ears so that they could not hear, to this very day."
9 And David says: "Let their table become a snare and a trap, A stumbling block and a recompense to them. 9 And David says: "May their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them.
10 Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see, And bow down their back always." 10 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever."
11 I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. 11 Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious.
12 Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness! 12 But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their fullness bring!
13 For I speak to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, 13 I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I make much of my ministry
14 if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some of them. 14 in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them.
15 For if their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? 15 For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?
16 For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches. 16 If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.
17 And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, 17 If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root,
18 do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you. 18 do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.
19 You will say then, "Branches were broken off that I might be grafted in." 19 You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in."
20 Well said. Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be haughty, but fear. 20 Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid.
21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
22 Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off. 22 Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off.
23 And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. 23 And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.
24 For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, who are natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree? 24 After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!
25 For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. 25 I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.
26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: "The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; 26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: "The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
27 For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins." 27 And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins."
28 Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers. 28 As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies on your account; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs,
29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. 29 for God's gifts and his call are irrevocable.
30 For as you were once disobedient to God, yet have now obtained mercy through their disobedience, 30 Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience,
31 even so these also have now been disobedient, that through the mercy shown you they also may obtain mercy. 31 so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now receive mercy as a result of God's mercy to you.
32 For God has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all. 32 For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.
33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! 33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!
34 "For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become His counselor?" 34 "Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?"
35 "Or who has first given to Him And it shall be repaid to him?" 35 "Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?"
36 For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen. 36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.