Romans 9:25-33 NIV

25 As he says in Hosea: "I will call them 'my people' who are not my people; and I will call her 'my loved one' who is not my loved one,"a1

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26 and, "It will happen that in the very place where it was said to them, 'You are not my people,' they will be called 'sons of the living God.' "b2

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27 Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: "Though the number of the Israelites be like the sand by the sea,3 only the remnant will be saved.4

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28 For the Lord will carry out his sentence on earth with speed and finality."c5

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    • k 9:28 - Isaiah 10:22,23
      29 It is just as Isaiah said previously: "Unless the Lord Almighty6 had left us descendants, we would have become like Sodom, we would have been like Gomorrah."d7

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      Israel's Unbelief

      30 What then shall we say?8 That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith;9

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      31 but Israel, who pursued a law of righteousness,10 has not attained it.11

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      32 Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the "stumbling stone."12

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      33 As it is written: "See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame."e13

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        • m 9:33 - Isaiah 8:14; 28:16