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Romans 11:1-10 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."