Romans 11:1-6 NIV

The Remnant of Israel

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

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2 God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don’t you know what 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 ?

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        • ¤ 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.”b

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

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              6 And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.

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