do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.1
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You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in."
Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith.2 Do not be arrogant,3 but be afraid.4
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For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
Consider therefore the kindness5 and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue6 in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off.7
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And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.8
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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,9 how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!
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I do not want you to be ignorant10 of this mystery,11 brothers, so that you may not be conceited:12 Israel has experienced a hardening13 in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.14
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And so all Israel will be saved,15 as it is written: "The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
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And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins."16
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As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies17 on your account; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs,18
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