Romans 11:11-24 NIV

Ingrafted Branches

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

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

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          13 I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I take pride in my ministry

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

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          15 For if their rejection brought reconciliation to the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?

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

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

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          18 do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.

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          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. Do not be arrogant, but tremble.

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

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

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

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          Study tools for Romans 11:11-24

          • a 11:3 - 1 Kings 19:10,14
          • b 11:4 - 1 Kings 19:18
          • c 11:8 - Deut. 29:4; Isaiah 29:10
          • d 11:10 - Psalm 69:22,23
          • e 11:26 - Or "and so"
          • f 11:27 - Or "will be"
          • g 11:27 - Isaiah 59:20,21; 27:9 (see Septuagint); Jer. 31:33,34
          • h 11:31 - Some manuscripts do not have "now."
          • i 11:33 - Or "riches and the wisdom and the"
          • j 11:34 - Isaiah 40:13
          • k 11:35 - Job 41:11