Romans 11:6-16 NIV

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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      8 as it is written: “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that could not see and ears that could not hear, to this very day.”a

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        • ¦ 11:8 - Deut. 29:4; Isaiah 29:10
          9 And David says: “May their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them.
          10 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.”b

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            • § 11:10 - Psalm 69:22,23

              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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