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.1 Do not be arrogant,2 but be afraid.3
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For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
Consider therefore the kindness4 and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue5 in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off.6
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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.7
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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,8 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 ignorant9 of this mystery,10 brothers, so that you may not be conceited:11 Israel has experienced a hardening12 in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.13
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And so all Israel will be saved,14 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."15
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As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies16 on your account; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs,17
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for God's gifts and his call18 are irrevocable.19
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