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Romans 11

WNT 1 I ask then, Has God cast off His People? No, indeed. Why, I myself am an Israelite, of the posterity of Abraham and 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. WNT 2 God has not cast off His People whom He knew beforehand. Or are you ignorant of what Scripture says in speaking of Elijah--how he pleaded with God against Israel, saying, 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: WNT 3 "Lord, they have put Thy Prophets to death, and have overthrown Thy altars; and, now that I alone remain, they are thirsting for my blood"? 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" ? WNT 4 But what did God say to him in reply? "I have reserved for Myself 7,000 men who have never bent the knee 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." WNT 5 In the same way also at the present time there has come to be a remnant whom God in His grace has selected. NIV 5 So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. WNT 6 But if it is in His grace that He has selected them, then His choice is no longer determined by human actions. Otherwise grace would be grace no longer. NIV 6 And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace. WNT 7 How then does the matter stand? It stands thus. That which Israel are in earnest pursuit of, they have not obtained; but God's chosen servants have obtained it, and the rest have become hardened. NIV 7 What then? What Israel sought so earnestly it did not obtain, but the elect did. The others were hardened, WNT 8 And so Scripture says, "God has given them a spirit of drowsiness--eyes to see nothing with and ears to hear nothing with--even until now." 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." WNT 9 And David says, "Let their very food become a snare and a trap to them, a stumbling-block and a retribution. NIV 9 And David says: "May their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them. WNT 10 Let darkness come over their eyes that they may be unable to see, and make Thou their backs continually to stoop." NIV 10 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever." WNT 11 I ask, however, "Have they stumbled so as to be finally ruined?" No, indeed; but by their lapse salvation has come to the Gentiles in order to arouse the jealousy of the descendants of Israel; 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. WNT 12 and if their lapse is the enriching of the world, and their overthrow the enriching of the Gentiles, will not still greater good follow their restoration? 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! WNT 13 But to you Gentiles I say that, since I am an Apostle specially sent to the Gentiles, I take pride in my ministry, NIV 13 I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I make much of my ministry WNT 14 trying whether I can succeed in rousing my own countrymen to jealousy and thus save some of them. NIV 14 in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them. WNT 15 For if their having been cast aside has carried with it the reconciliation of the world, what will their being accepted again be but Life out of death? NIV 15 For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? WNT 16 Now if the firstfruits of the dough are holy, so also is the whole mass; and if the root of a tree is holy, so also are the branches. 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. WNT 17 And if some of the branches have been pruned away, and you, although you were but a wild olive, have been grafted in among them and have become a sharer with others in the rich sap of the root of the 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, WNT 18 beware of glorying over the natural branches. Or if you are so glorying, do not forget that it is not you who uphold the root: the root upholds you. NIV 18 do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. WNT 19 "Branches have been lopped off," you will say, "for the sake of my being grafted in." NIV 19 You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in." WNT 20 This is true; yet it was their unbelief that cut them off, and you only stand through your faith. NIV 20 Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. WNT 21 Do not be puffed up with pride. Tremble rather--for if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will He spare you. NIV 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either. WNT 22 Notice therefore God's kindness and God's severity. On those who have fallen His severity has descended, but upon you His kindness has come, provided that you do not cease to respond to that kindness. Otherwise you will be cut off also. 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. WNT 23 Moreover, if they turn from their unbelief, they too will be grafted in. For God is powerful enough to graft them in again; NIV 23 And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. WNT 24 and if you were cut from that which by nature is a wild olive and contrary to nature were grafted into the good olive tree, how much more certainly will these natural branches be grafted on their own olive tree? 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! WNT 25 For there is a truth, brethren, not revealed hitherto, of which I do not wish to leave you in ignorance, for fear you should attribute superior wisdom to yourselves--the truth, I mean, that partial blindness has fallen upon Israel until the great mass of the Gentiles have come in; 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. WNT 26 and so all Israel will be saved. As is declared in Scripture, "From Mount Zion a Deliverer will come: He will remove all ungodliness from Jacob; 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. WNT 27 and this shall be My Covenant with them; when I have taken away their sins." NIV 27 And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins." WNT 28 In relation to the Good News, the Jews are God's enemies for your sakes; but in relation to God's choice they are dearly loved for the sake of their forefathers. 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, WNT 29 For God does not repent of His free gifts nor of His call; NIV 29 for God's gifts and his call are irrevocable. WNT 30 but just as you were formerly disobedient to Him, but now have received mercy at a time when they are disobedient, NIV 30 Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience, WNT 31 so now they also have been disobedient at a time when you are receiving mercy; so that to them too there may now be 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. WNT 32 For God has locked up all in the prison of unbelief, that upon all alike He may have mercy. NIV 32 For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all. WNT 33 Oh, how inexhaustible are God's resources and God's wisdom and God's knowledge! How impossible it is to search into His decrees or trace His footsteps! 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! WNT 34 "Who has ever known the mind of the Lord, or shared His counsels?" NIV 34 "Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?" WNT 35 "Who has first given God anything, so as to receive payment in return?" NIV 35 "Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?" WNT 36 For the universe owes its origin to Him, was created by Him, and has its aim and purpose in Him. To Him be the glory throughout the Ages! Amen. NIV 36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.