Romans 11:1-10 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

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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:

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      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

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        • 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

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

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

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                • 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

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                      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

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                        • 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

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