Romans 11:27

27 And this is[a] my covenant with them when I take away their sins.”[b]

Romans 11:27 in Other Translations

27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
27 "and this will be my covenant with them when I take away their sins."
27 And this is my covenant with them, that I will take away their sins.”
27 And this is my commitment to my people: removal of their sins.
27 And this will be My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.

Romans 11:27 Meaning and Commentary

Romans 11:27

For this is my covenant unto them
This is what God has promised to them in covenant, and he will be as good as his word; his covenant will never be broken, it will always remain sure and inviolable; so that there is not only a possibility, and a probability, but even a certainty, of the call and conversion of the Jews; which promise and covenant will have their accomplishment,

when I,
saith the Lord,

shall take away their sins:
some think that the apostle alludes to ( Jeremiah 31:34 ) ; others, that he takes this passage out of ( Isaiah 27:9 ) ; where in the Septuagint version the selfsame phrase is used; though it may be no citation, or reference, but the apostle's own words, explaining what is meant by "turning away ungodliness from Jacob", ( Romans 11:26 ) ; and as before; regards not the taking away of their sins by the sacrifice of Christ, which is done already, and is what the blood of bulls and goats could not do; but of the removing of their sins from themselves, from their consciences, by the application of the blood of Christ, and the imputation of his righteousness.

Romans 11:27 In-Context

25 I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in,
26 and in this way all Israel will be saved. As it is written: “The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
27 And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins.”
28 As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies for your sake; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs,
29 for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Isaiah 59:20,21; Isaiah 27:9; Hebrews 8:10,12

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Or "will be"
  • [b]. Isaiah 59:20,21; 27:9 (see Septuagint); Jer. 31:33,34
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