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Romans 11:7 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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7 And then what happened? Well, when Israel tried to be right with God on her own, pursuing her own self-interest, she didn't succeed. The chosen ones of God were those who let God pursue his interest in them, and as a result received his stamp of legitimacy. The "self-interest Israel" became thick-skinned toward God. 7 What then? What Israel sought so earnestly it did not obtain, but the elect did. The others were hardened,