let their eyes be darkened so that they cannot see, and bend their backs for ever."
So I ask, have they stumbled so as to fall? By no means! But through their trespass salvation has come to the Gentiles, so as to make Israel jealous.
Now if their trespass means riches for the world, and if their failure means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full inclusion mean!
Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry
in order to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them.
For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead?
If the dough offered as first fruits is holy, so is the whole lump; and if the root is holy, so are the branches.
But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in their place to share the richness of the olive tree,
do not boast over the branches. If you do boast, remember it is not you that support the root, but the root that supports you.
You will say, "Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in."
That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast only through faith. So do not become proud, but stand in awe.