Romans 11:19

19 "Well," you say, "Branches were cut off so that I could be grafted onto the tree."

Romans 11:19 Meaning and Commentary

Romans 11:19

Thou wilt say then
This is an objection which the apostle foresaw the Gentiles would make against what he had said, and in favour of their boasting;

the branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in.
The sense of which is, that the Jews were rejected and left out of the Gospel church, on purpose to make way for the Gentiles, that they might be put in their room; and consequently the Jews must be more vile and unworthy, and the Gentiles more deserving of such favours and privileges, or God would never have taken such a step, to leave out one to make room for the other.

Romans 11:19 In-Context

17 But some of the olive branches have been broken off, and you, a wild olive branch, have been grafted in their place. You get your nourishment from the roots of the olive tree.
18 So don't brag about being better than the other branches. If you brag, remember that you don't support the root, the root supports you.
19 "Well," you say, "Branches were cut off so that I could be grafted onto the tree."
20 That's right! They were broken off because they didn't believe, but you remain on the tree because you do believe. Don't feel arrogant, but be afraid.
21 If God didn't spare the natural branches, he won't spare you, either.
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