Thou wilt say then: The branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.
Well: because of unbelief they were broken off. But thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear.
For if God hath not spared the natural branches, fear lest perhaps also he spare not thee.
See then the goodness and the severity of God: towards them indeed that are fallen, the severity; but towards thee, the goodness of God, if thou abide in goodness. Otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again.
For if thou were cut out of the wild olive tree, which is natural to thee; and, contrary to nature, wert grafted into the good olive tree: how much more shall they that are the natural branches be grafted into their own olive tree?
For I would not have you ignorant, brethren, of this mystery (lest you should be wise in your own conceits) that blindness in part has happened in Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles should come in.
And so all Israel should be saved, as it is written: There shall come out of Sion, he that shall deliver and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob.
And this is to them my covenant: when I shall take away their sins.
As concerning the gospel, indeed, they are enemies for your sake: but as touching the election, they are most dear for the sake of the fathers.
For the gifts and the calling of God are without repentance.
For as you also in times past did not believe God, but now have obtained mercy, through their unbelief:
So these also now have not believed, for your mercy, that they also may obtain mercy.
For God hath concluded all in unbelief, that he may have mercy on all.
O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! How incomprehensible are his judgments, and how unsearchable his ways!
For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been his counsellor?
Or who hath first given to him, and recompense shall be made him?
For of him, and by him, and in him, are all things: to him be glory for ever. Amen.