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1 I say, then, Did God cast away His people? let it not be! 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 did not cast away His people whom He knew before; have ye not known -- in Elijah -- what the Writing saith? how he doth plead with God concerning 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, Thy prophets they did kill, and Thy altars they dug down, and I was left alone, 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 saith the divine answer to him? `I left to Myself seven thousand men, who did not bow a 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 then also in the present time a remnant according to the choice of grace there hath been; 5 So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.
6 and if by grace, no more of works, otherwise the grace becometh no more grace; and if of works, it is no more grace, otherwise the work is no more 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? What Israel doth seek after, this it did not obtain, and the chosen did obtain, and 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 according as it hath been written, `God gave to them a spirit of deep sleep, eyes not to see, and ears not to hear,' -- unto 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 saith, `Let their table become for a snare, and for a trap, and for a stumbling-block, and for 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 -- not to behold, and their back do Thou always bow down.' 10 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever."
11 I say, then, Did they stumble that they might fall? let it not be! but by their fall the salvation [is] to the nations, to arouse them to jealousy; 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 the fall of them [is] the riches of a world, and the diminution of them the riches of nations, how much more the fulness of them? 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 to you I speak -- to the nations -- inasmuch as I am indeed an apostle of nations, my ministration I do glorify; 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 shall arouse to jealousy mine own flesh, and shall 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 the casting away of them [is] a reconciliation of the world, what the reception -- if not life out of 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, the lump also; and if the root [is] holy, the branches also. 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 certain of the branches were broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wast graffed in among them, and a fellow-partaker of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree didst become -- 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; and if thou dost boast, thou dost not bear the root, but the root thee! 18 do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.
19 Thou wilt say, then, `The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in;' right! 19 You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in."
20 by unbelief they were broken off, and thou hast stood by faith; be not high-minded, but be fearing; 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 the natural branches did not spare -- lest perhaps He also shall not spare thee. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
22 Lo, then, goodness and severity of God -- upon those indeed who fell, severity; and upon thee, goodness, if thou mayest remain in the goodness, otherwise, thou also shalt 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 those also, if they may not remain in unbelief, shall be graffed in, for God is able again to graff them in; 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 thou, out of the olive tree, wild by nature, wast cut out, and, contrary to nature, wast graffed into a good olive tree, how much rather shall they, who [are] according to nature, be graffed 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 wish you to be ignorant, brethren, of this secret -- that ye may not be wise in your own conceits -- that hardness in part to Israel hath happened till the fulness of the nations may 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 shall be saved, according as it hath been written, `There shall come forth out of Sion he who is delivering, and he shall turn away impiety 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 to them [is] the covenant from Me, when I may take away their sins.' 27 And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins."
28 As regards, indeed, the good tidings, [they are] enemies on your account; and as regards the choice -- beloved 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 for unrepented of [are] the gifts and the calling of God; 29 for God's gifts and his call are irrevocable.
30 for as ye also once did not believe in God, and now did find kindness by the unbelief of these: 30 Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience,
31 so also these now did not believe, that in your kindness they also may find kindness; 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 did shut up together the whole to unbelief, that to the whole He might do kindness. 32 For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.
33 O depth of riches, and wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable His judgments, and untraceable 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 did know the mind of the Lord? or who did become His counsellor? 34 "Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?"
35 or who did first give to Him, and it shall be given back to him again? 35 "Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?"
36 because of Him, and through Him, and to Him [are] the all things; to Him [is] the glory -- to the ages. Amen. 36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.