Romans 11 NIV

The Remnant of Israel

1 I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means!1 I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham,2 from the tribe of Benjamin.3

References for Romans 11:1

2 God did not reject his people,4 whom he foreknew.5 Don't you know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah--how he appealed to God against Israel:

References for Romans 11:2

      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"a ?6

      References for Romans 11:3

        • a 11:3 - 1 Kings 19:10,14
          4 And what was God's answer to him? "I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal."b7

          References for Romans 11:4

            • b 11:4 - 1 Kings 19:18
              5 So too, at the present time there is a remnant8 chosen by grace.9

              References for Romans 11:5

              6 And if by grace, then it is no longer by works;10 if it were, grace would no longer be grace.c

              References for Romans 11:6

                • c 11:6 - Some manuscripts "be grace. But if by works, then it is no longer grace; if it were, work would no longer be work."
                  7 What then? What Israel sought so earnestly it did not obtain,11 but the elect did. The others were hardened,12

                  References for Romans 11:7

                      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,13 to this very day."d14

                      References for Romans 11:8

                        • d 11:8 - Deut. 29:4; Isaiah 29:10
                          9 And David says: "May their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them.
                          10 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see,15 and their backs be bent forever."e16

                          References for Romans 11:10

                            • e 11:10 - Psalm 69:22,23

                              Ingrafted Branches

                              11 Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all!17 Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles18 to make Israel envious.19

                              References for Romans 11:11

                                  12 But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles,20 how much greater riches will their fullness bring!

                                  References for Romans 11:12

                                      13 I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles,21 I make much of my ministry

                                      References for Romans 11:13

                                      14 in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy22 and save23 some of them.

                                      References for Romans 11:14

                                      15 For if their rejection is the reconciliation24 of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?25

                                      References for Romans 11:15

                                      16 If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits26 is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.

                                      References for Romans 11:16

                                      17 If some of the branches have been broken off,27 and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others28 and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root,

                                      References for Romans 11:17

                                      18 do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.29

                                      References for Romans 11:18

                                      19 You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in."
                                      20 Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith.30 Do not be arrogant,31 but be afraid.32

                                      References for Romans 11:20

                                      21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
                                      22 Consider therefore the kindness33 and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue34 in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off.35

                                      References for Romans 11:22

                                      23 And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.36

                                      References for Romans 11:23

                                      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,37 how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!

                                      References for Romans 11:24

                                      All Israel Will Be Saved

                                      25 I do not want you to be ignorant38 of this mystery,39 brothers, so that you may not be conceited:40 Israel has experienced a hardening41 in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.42

                                      References for Romans 11:25

                                      26 And so all Israel will be saved,43 as it is written: "The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.

                                      References for Romans 11:26

                                      27 And this isf my covenant with them when I take away their sins."g44

                                      References for Romans 11:27

                                        • f 11:27 - Or "will be"
                                        • g 11:27 - Isaiah 59:20,21; 27:9; Jer. 31:33,34
                                          28 As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies45 on your account; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs,46

                                          References for Romans 11:28

                                          29 for God's gifts and his call47 are irrevocable.48

                                          References for Romans 11:29

                                          30 Just as you who were at one time disobedient49 to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience,

                                          References for Romans 11:30

                                          31 so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may nowh receive mercy as a result of God's mercy to you.

                                          References for Romans 11:31

                                            • h 11:31 - Some manuscripts do not have "now."
                                              32 For God has bound all men over to disobedience50 so that he may have mercy on them all.

                                              References for Romans 11:32


                                              33 Oh, the depth of the riches51 of the wisdom andi knowledge of God!52 How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!53

                                              References for Romans 11:33

                                                • i 11:33 - Or "riches and the wisdom and the"
                                                  34 "Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?"j54

                                                  References for Romans 11:34

                                                  35 "Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?"k55

                                                  References for Romans 11:35

                                                  36 For from him and through him and to him are all things.56 To him be the glory forever! Amen.57

                                                  References for Romans 11:36