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Romans 11

NLT 1 I ask, then, has God rejected his own people, the nation of Israel? Of course not! I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham and a member of the tribe of Benjamin. NIV 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. NLT 2 No, God has not rejected his own people, whom he chose from the very beginning. Do you realize what the Scriptures say about this? Elijah the prophet complained to God about the people of Israel and said, NIV 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: NLT 3 “ , they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me, too.” NIV 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" ? NLT 4 And do you remember God’s reply? He said, “No, I have 7,000 others who have never bowed down to Baal!” NIV 4 And what was God's answer to him? "I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal." NLT 5 It is the same today, for a few of the people of Israel have remained faithful because of God’s grace—his undeserved kindness in choosing them. NIV 5 So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. NLT 6 And since it is through God’s kindness, then it is not by their good works. For in that case, God’s grace would not be what it really is—free and undeserved. NIV 6 And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace. NLT 7 So this is the situation: Most of the people of Israel have not found the favor of God they are looking for so earnestly. A few have—the ones God has chosen—but the hearts of the rest were hardened. NIV 7 What then? What Israel sought so earnestly it did not obtain, but the elect did. The others were hardened, NLT 8 As the Scriptures say, “God has put them into a deep sleep. To this day he has shut their eyes so they do not see, and closed their ears so they do not hear.” NIV 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." NLT 9 Likewise, David said, “Let their bountiful table become a snare, a trap that makes them think all is well. Let their blessings cause them to stumble, and let them get what they deserve. NIV 9 And David says: "May their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them. NLT 10 Let their eyes go blind so they cannot see, and let their backs be bent forever.” NIV 10 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever." NLT 11 Did God’s people stumble and fall beyond recovery? Of course not! They were disobedient, so God made salvation available to the Gentiles. But he wanted his own people to become jealous and claim it for themselves. NIV 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. NLT 12 Now if the Gentiles were enriched because the people of Israel turned down God’s offer of salvation, think how much greater a blessing the world will share when they finally accept it. NIV 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! NLT 13 I am saying all this especially for you Gentiles. God has appointed me as the apostle to the Gentiles. I stress this, NIV 13 I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I make much of my ministry NLT 14 for I want somehow to make the people of Israel jealous of what you Gentiles have, so I might save some of them. NIV 14 in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them. NLT 15 For since their rejection meant that God offered salvation to the rest of the world, their acceptance will be even more wonderful. It will be life for those who were dead! NIV 15 For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? NLT 16 And since Abraham and the other patriarchs were holy, their descendants will also be holy—just as the entire batch of dough is holy because the portion given as an offering is holy. For if the roots of the tree are holy, the branches will be, too. NIV 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. NLT 17 But some of these branches from Abraham’s tree—some of the people of Israel—have been broken off. And you Gentiles, who were branches from a wild olive tree, have been grafted in. So now you also receive the blessing God has promised Abraham and his children, sharing in the rich nourishment from the root of God’s special olive tree. NIV 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, NLT 18 But you must not brag about being grafted in to replace the branches that were broken off. You are just a branch, not the root. NIV 18 do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. NLT 19 “Well,” you may say, “those branches were broken off to make room for me.” NIV 19 You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in." NLT 20 Yes, but remember—those branches were broken off because they didn’t believe in Christ, and you are there because you do believe. So don’t think highly of yourself, but fear what could happen. NIV 20 Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. NLT 21 For if God did not spare the original branches, he won’t spare you either. NIV 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either. NLT 22 Notice how God is both kind and severe. He is severe toward those who disobeyed, but kind to you if you continue to trust in his kindness. But if you stop trusting, you also will be cut off. NIV 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. NLT 23 And if the people of Israel turn from their unbelief, they will be grafted in again, for God has the power to graft them back into the tree. NIV 23 And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. NLT 24 You, by nature, were a branch cut from a wild olive tree. So if God was willing to do something contrary to nature by grafting you into his cultivated tree, he will be far more eager to graft the original branches back into the tree where they belong. NIV 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! NLT 25 I want you to understand this mystery, dear brothers and sisters, so that you will not feel proud about yourselves. Some of the people of Israel have hard hearts, but this will last only until the full number of Gentiles comes to Christ. NIV 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. NLT 26 And so all Israel will be saved. As the Scriptures say, “The one who rescues will come from Jerusalem, and he will turn Israel away from ungodliness. NIV 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. NLT 27 And this is my covenant with them, that I will take away their sins.” NIV 27 And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins." NLT 28 Many of the people of Israel are now enemies of the Good News, and this benefits you Gentiles. Yet they are still the people he loves because he chose their ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. NIV 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, NLT 29 For God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn. NIV 29 for God's gifts and his call are irrevocable. NLT 30 Once, you Gentiles were rebels against God, but when the people of Israel rebelled against him, God was merciful to you instead. NIV 30 Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience, NLT 31 Now they are the rebels, and God’s mercy has come to you so that they, too, will share in God’s mercy. NIV 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. NLT 32 For God has imprisoned everyone in disobedience so he could have mercy on everyone. NIV 32 For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all. NLT 33 Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways! NIV 33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! NLT 34 For who can know the ’s thoughts? Who knows enough to give him advice? NIV 34 "Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?" NLT 35 And who has given him so much that he needs to pay it back? NIV 35 "Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?" NLT 36 For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen. NIV 36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.