Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all!3 Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles4 to make Israel envious.512
But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles,6 how much greater riches will their fullness bring!
I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles,7 I make much of my ministry
in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy8 and save9 some of them.
For if their rejection is the reconciliation10 of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?1116
If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits12 is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.
If some of the branches have been broken off,13 and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others14 and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root,
do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.1519
You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in."