Romans 11:18-28 NIV

18 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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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.2 Do not be arrogant,3 but be afraid.4

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21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
22 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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23 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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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,9 how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!

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All Israel Will Be Saved

25 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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26 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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27 And this isa my covenant with them when I take away their sins."b16

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    • f 11:27 - Or "will be"
    • g 11:27 - Isaiah 59:20,21; 27:9; Jer. 31:33,34
      28 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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