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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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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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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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7 What then? What the people of Israel sought so earnestly they did not obtain. The elect among them did, but the others were hardened,

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