For there is a truth, brethren, not revealed hitherto, of which I do not wish to leave you in ignorance, for fear you should attribute superior wisdom to yourselves--the truth, I mean, that partial blindness has fallen upon Israel until the great mass of the Gentiles have come in;
and so all Israel will be saved. As is declared in Scripture, "From Mount Zion a Deliverer will come: He will remove all ungodliness from Jacob;
and this shall be My Covenant with them; when I have taken away their sins."
In relation to the Good News, the Jews are God's enemies for your sakes; but in relation to God's choice they are dearly loved for the sake of their forefathers.
For God does not repent of His free gifts nor of His call;
but just as you were formerly disobedient to Him, but now have received mercy at a time when they are disobedient,
so now they also have been disobedient at a time when you are receiving mercy; so that to them too there may now be mercy.
For God has locked up all in the prison of unbelief, that upon all alike He may have mercy.
Oh, how inexhaustible are God's resources and God's wisdom and God's knowledge! How impossible it is to search into His decrees or trace His footsteps!
"Who has ever known the mind of the Lord, or shared His counsels?"
"Who has first given God anything, so as to receive payment in return?"
For the universe owes its origin to Him, was created by Him, and has its aim and purpose in Him. To Him be the glory throughout the Ages! Amen.