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Romans 11:1-10 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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."