If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits1 is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.
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If some of the branches have been broken off,2 and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others3 and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root,
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do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.4
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You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in."
Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith.5 Do not be arrogant,6 but be afraid.7
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For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
Consider therefore the kindness8 and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue9 in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off.10
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And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.11
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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,12 how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!
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