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Romans 11 WNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I ask then, Has God cast off His People? No, indeed. Why, I myself am an Israelite, of the posterity of Abraham and 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 off His People whom He knew beforehand. Or are you ignorant of what Scripture says in speaking of Elijah--how he pleaded 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 put Thy Prophets to death, and have overthrown Thy altars; and, now that I alone remain, they are thirsting for my blood"? 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 did God say to him in reply? "I have reserved for Myself 7,000 men who have never bent 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 In the same way also at the present time there has come to be a remnant whom God in His grace has selected. 5 So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.
6 But if it is in His grace that He has selected them, then His choice is no longer determined by human actions. Otherwise grace would be grace no longer. 6 And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.
7 How then does the matter stand? It stands thus. That which Israel are in earnest pursuit of, they have not obtained; but God's chosen servants have obtained it, and the rest have become hardened. 7 What then? What Israel sought so earnestly it did not obtain, but the elect did. The others were hardened,
8 And so Scripture says, "God has given them a spirit of drowsiness--eyes to see nothing with and ears to hear nothing with--even until now." 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 very food become a snare and a trap to them, a stumbling-block and a retribution. 9 And David says: "May their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them.
10 Let darkness come over their eyes that they may be unable to see, and make Thou their backs continually to stoop." 10 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever."
11 I ask, however, "Have they stumbled so as to be finally ruined?" No, indeed; but by their lapse salvation has come to the Gentiles in order to arouse the jealousy of the descendants of Israel; 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 and if their lapse is the enriching of the world, and their overthrow the enriching of the Gentiles, will not still greater good follow their restoration? 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 But to you Gentiles I say that, since I am an Apostle specially sent to the Gentiles, I take pride in 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 trying whether I can succeed in rousing my own countrymen to jealousy and thus 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 having been cast aside has carried with it the reconciliation of the world, what will their being accepted again be but Life out of death? 15 For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?
16 Now if the firstfruits of the dough are holy, so also is the whole mass; and if the root of a tree is holy, so also 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 have been pruned away, and you, although you were but a wild olive, have been grafted in among them and have become a sharer with others in the rich sap of the root 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 beware of glorying over the natural branches. Or if you are so glorying, do not forget that it is not you who uphold the root: the root upholds 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 "Branches have been lopped off," you will say, "for the sake of my being grafted in." 19 You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in."
20 This is true; yet it was their unbelief that cut them off, and you only stand through your faith. 20 Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid.
21 Do not be puffed up with pride. Tremble rather--for if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will He spare you. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
22 Notice therefore God's kindness and God's severity. On those who have fallen His severity has descended, but upon you His kindness has come, provided that you do not cease to respond to that kindness. Otherwise you will be cut off also. 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 Moreover, if they turn from their unbelief, they too will be grafted in. For God is powerful enough 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 and if you were cut from that which by nature is a wild olive and contrary to nature were grafted into the good olive tree, how much more certainly will these natural branches be grafted on 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 there is a truth, brethren, not revealed hitherto, of which I do not wish to leave you in ignorance, for fear you should attribute superior wisdom to yourselves--the truth, I mean, that partial blindness has fallen upon Israel until the great mass of the Gentiles have 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 is declared in Scripture, "From Mount Zion a Deliverer will come: He will remove all 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 and this shall be My Covenant with them; when I have taken away their sins." 27 And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins."
28 In relation to the Good News, the Jews are God's enemies for your sakes; but in relation to God's choice they are dearly loved for the sake of their forefathers. 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 God does not repent of His free gifts nor of His call; 29 for God's gifts and his call are irrevocable.
30 but just as you were formerly disobedient to Him, but now have received mercy at a time when they are disobedient, 30 Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience,
31 so now they also have been disobedient at a time when you are receiving mercy; so that to them too there may now be 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 locked up all in the prison of unbelief, that upon all alike He may have mercy. 32 For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.
33 Oh, how inexhaustible are God's resources and God's wisdom and God's knowledge! How impossible it is to search into His decrees or trace His footsteps! 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 "Who has ever known the mind of the Lord, or shared His counsels?" 34 "Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?"
35 "Who has first given God anything, so as to receive payment in return?" 35 "Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?"
36 For the universe owes its origin to Him, was created by Him, and has its aim and purpose in Him. To Him be the glory throughout the Ages! Amen. 36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.