For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
Consider therefore the kindness1 and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue2 in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off.323
And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.424
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,5 how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!
I do not want you to be ignorant6 of this mystery,7 brothers, so that you may not be conceited:8 Israel has experienced a hardening9 in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.1026
And so all Israel will be saved,11 as it is written: "The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
And this isa my covenant with them when I take away their sins."b1228
As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies13 on your account; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs,1429
for God's gifts and his call15 are irrevocable.1630
Just as you who were at one time disobedient17 to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience,
so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may nowc receive mercy as a result of God's mercy to you.