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1 So I ask you, has God rejected his people? Absolutely not! I'm an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, from 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 hasn't rejected his people, whom he knew in advance. Or don't you know what the scripture says in the case of Elijah, when he pleads with 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 killed your prophets, and they have torn down your altars. I'm the only one left, and they are trying to take 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 is God's reply to him? I have kept for myself seven thousand people who haven't bowed their knees 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 So also in the present time there is a remaining group by the choice of God's grace. 5 So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.
6 But if it is by grace, it isn't by what's done anymore. If it were, God's grace wouldn't be grace. 6 And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.
7 So what? Israel didn't find what it was looking for. Those who were chosen found it, but the others were resistant. 7 What then? What Israel sought so earnestly it did not obtain, but the elect did. The others were hardened,
8 As it is written, God gave them a dull spirit, so that their eyes would not see and their ears not hear, right up until the present 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, Their table should become a pitfall and a trap, a stumbling block and payback to them for what they have done. 9 And David says: "May their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them.
10 Their eyes should be darkened so they can't see, and their backs always bent. 10 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever."
11 So I'm asking you: They haven't stumbled so that they've fallen permanently, have they? Absolutely not! But salvation has come to the Gentiles by their failure, in order to make Israel jealous. 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 But if their failure brings riches to the world, and their defeat brings riches to the Gentiles, how much more will come from the completion of their number! 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 I'm speaking to you Gentiles. Considering that I'm an apostle to the Gentiles, I publicize my own ministry 13 I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I make much of my ministry
14 in the hope that somehow I might make my own people jealous 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 If their rejection has brought about a close relationship between God and the world, how can their acceptance mean anything less than 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 But if part of a batch of dough is offered to God as holy, the whole batch of dough is holy too. If a root is holy, the branches will be holy too. 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 If some of the branches were broken off, and you were a wild olive branch, and you were grafted in among the other branches and shared the root that produces the rich oil 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 then don't brag like you're better than the other branches. If you do brag, be careful: it's not you that sustains the root, but it's the root that sustains 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 so that I could be grafted in." 19 You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in."
20 Fine. They were broken off because they weren't faithful, but you stand only by your faithfulness. So don't think in a proud way; instead be afraid. 20 Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid.
21 If God didn't spare the natural branches, he won't spare you either. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
22 So look at God's kindness and harshness. It's harshness toward those who fell, but it's God's kindness for you, provided you continue in his kindness; otherwise, you could be cut off too. 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 even those who were cut off will be grafted back in if they don't continue to be unfaithful, because 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 If you were naturally part of a wild olive tree and you were cut off from it, and then, contrary to nature, you were grafted into the cultivated olive tree, won't these natural branches stand an even better chance of being grafted back onto 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 I don't want you to be unaware of this secret, brothers and sisters. That way you won't think too highly of yourselves. A part of Israel has become resistant until the full number of the Gentiles comes 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 In this way, all Israel will be saved, as it is written: The deliverer will come from Zion. He will remove ungodly behavior 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 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 According to the gospel, they are enemies for your sake, but according to God's choice, they are loved for the sake of their ancestors. 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 God's gifts and calling can't be taken back. 29 for God's gifts and his call are irrevocable.
30 Once you were disobedient to God, but now you have mercy because they were disobedient. 30 Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience,
31 In the same way, they have also been disobedient because of the mercy that you received, so now they can receive mercy too. 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 God has locked up all people in disobedience, in order to have mercy on all of them. 32 For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.
33 God's riches, wisdom, and knowledge are so deep! They are as mysterious as his judgments, and they are as hard to track as his paths! 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 known the Lord's mind? Or who has been his mentor? 34 "Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?"
35 Or who has given him a gift and has been paid back by him? 35 "Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?"
36 All things are from him and through him and for him. May the glory be to him forever. Amen. 36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.