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Romans 11 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 So I say, Has God put his people on one side? Let there be no such thought. For I am of Israel, 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 put away the people of his selection. Or have you no knowledge of what is said about Elijah in the holy Writings? how he says words to God against Israel, 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 your prophets to death, and made waste your altars, and now I am the last, and they are searching for me to take away 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 answer does God make to him? I have still seven thousand men whose knees have not been bent 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, there are at this present time some who are marked out by the selection of grace. 5 So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.
6 But if it is of grace, then it is no longer of works: or grace would not be grace. 6 And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.
7 What then? That which Israel was searching for he did not get, but those of the selection got it and the rest were made hard. 7 What then? What Israel sought so earnestly it did not obtain, but the elect did. The others were hardened,
8 As it was said in the holy Writings, God gave them a spirit of sleep, eyes which might not see, and ears which have no hearing, to this 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 be made a net for taking them, and a stone in their way, and a punishment: 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 made dark so that they may not see, and let their back be bent down at all times. 10 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever."
11 So I say, Were their steps made hard in order that they might have a fall? In no way: but by their fall salvation has come to the Gentiles, so that they might be moved to envy. 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 the wealth of the world, and their loss the wealth of the Gentiles, how much greater will be the glory when they are made full? 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 I say to you, Gentiles, in so far as I am the Apostle of the Gentiles, I make much of my position: 13 I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I make much of my ministry
14 If in any way those who are of my flesh may be moved to envy, so that some of them may get salvation by me. 14 in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them.
15 For, if by their putting away, the rest of men have been made friends with God, what will their coming back again 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 And if the first-fruit is holy, so is the mass: 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 But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, an olive-tree of the fields, were put in among them, and were given a part with them in the root by which the olive-tree is made fertile, 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 be uplifted in pride over the branches: because it is not you who are the support of the root, but it is by the root that you are supported. 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, Branches were broken off so that I might be put in. 19 You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in."
20 Truly, because they had no faith they were broken off, and you have your place by reason of your faith. Do not be lifted up in pride, but have 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 have mercy on the natural branches, he will not have mercy on you. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
22 See then that God is good but his rules are fixed: to those who were put away he was hard, but to you he has been good, on the condition that you keep in his mercy; if not, you will be cut off as they were. 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, if they do not go on without faith, will be united to the tree again, because God is able to put 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 a field olive-tree, and against the natural use were united to a good olive-tree, how much more will these, the natural branches, be united again with the olive-tree which was theirs? 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 it is my desire, brothers, that this secret may be clear to you, so that you may not have pride in your knowledge, that Israel has been made hard in part, till all 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 get salvation: as it is said in the holy Writings, There will come out of Zion the One who makes free; by him wrongdoing will be taken away 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 is my agreement with them, when I will take away their sins. 27 And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins."
28 As far as the good news is in question, they are cut off from God on account of you, but as far as the selection is in question, they are loved on account 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 Because God's selection and his mercies may not be changed. 29 for God's gifts and his call are irrevocable.
30 For as you, in time past, were not under the rule of God, but now have got mercy through their turning away, 30 Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience,
31 So in the same way these have gone against the orders of God, so that by the mercy given to you they may now get 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 let them all go against his orders, so that he might have mercy on them all. 32 For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.
33 O how deep is the wealth of the wisdom and knowledge of God! no one is able to make discovery of his decisions, and his ways may not be searched 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 Who has knowledge of the mind of the Lord? or who has taken part in his purposes? 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 will be given back to him again? 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 him be the glory for ever. So be it. 36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.