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1 I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member 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 rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the scripture says of Elijah, how 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, they have demolished your altars; I alone am left, and they are seeking 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 the divine reply to him? "I have kept for myself seven thousand 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 So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace. 5 So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.
6 But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace would no longer 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? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elect obtained it, but the rest were hardened, 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 sluggish spirit, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, down 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 retribution for 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 cannot see, and keep their backs forever bent." 10 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever."
11 So I ask, have they stumbled so as to fall? By no means! But through their stumbling salvation has come to the Gentiles, so as 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 Now if their stumbling means riches for the world, and if their defeat means riches for Gentiles, how much more will their full inclusion mean! 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 Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I glorify 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 in order to make my own people jealous, 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 rejection is the reconciliation 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 If the part of the dough offered as first fruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy; and if the root is holy, then the branches also are holy. 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, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in their place to share the rich 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 do not boast over the branches. If you do boast, remember that it is not you that support the root, but the root that 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, "Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in." 19 You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in."
20 That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand only through faith. So do not become proud, but stand in awe. 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, perhaps he will not spare you. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
22 Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God's kindness toward you, provided you continue in his kindness; 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 even those of Israel, if they do not persist in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power 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 have been cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back 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 So that you may not claim to be wiser than you are, brothers and sisters, I want you to understand this mystery: a hardening has come upon part of Israel, until the full number 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, "Out of Zion will come the Deliverer; he will banish 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 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 As regards the gospel they are enemies of God for your sake; but as regards election they are beloved, 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 for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. 29 for God's gifts and his call are irrevocable.
30 Just as you were once disobedient to God but have now received mercy because of 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 so they have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive 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 imprisoned all in disobedience so that he may be merciful to all. 32 For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.
33 O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! 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 been his counselor?" 34 "Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?"
35 "Or who has given a gift to him, to receive a gift in return?" 35 "Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?"
36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever. Amen. 36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.