1611 King James Bible

Romans 11

God hath not cast off all Israel.

Romans 11:1 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbidde. For I also am an Israelite of the seede of Abraham, of the tribe of Beniamin. Romans 11:2 God hath not cast away his people which hee foreknew. Wote yee not what the Scripture saieth of Elias? How hee maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying, Romans 11:3 Lord, they haue killed thy Prophets, and digged downe thine Altars, and I am left alone, and they seeke my life. Romans 11:4 But what saieth the answere of God vnto him? I haue reserued to my selfe seuen thousand men, who haue not bowed the knee to [the image] of Baal. Romans 11:5 Euen so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. Romans 11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of workes: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it bee of workes, then is it no more grace, otherwise worke is no more worke.

Some were elected, though the rest were hardened.

Romans 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for, but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded, Romans 11:8 According as it is written, God hath giuen them the spirit of slumber: eyes that they should not see, and eares that they should not heare vnto this day. Romans 11:9 And Dauid sayth, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling blocke, and a recompense vnto them. Romans 11:10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow downe their backe alway. Romans 11:11 I say then; Haue they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid. But [rather] through their fall, saluation [is come] vnto the Gentiles, for to prouoke them to ielousie. Romans 11:12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them, the riches of the Gentiles: how much more their fulnesse? Romans 11:13 For I speake to you Gentiles, in as much as I am the Apostle of the Gentiles, I magnifie mine office: Romans 11:14 If by any means I may prouoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might saue some of them. Romans 11:15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world: what shal the receiuing [of them] be, but life from the dead?

There is hope of their conversion.

Romans 11:16 For if the first fruite bee holy, the lumpe is also [holy]: and if the root be holy, so [are] the branches. Romans 11:17 And if some of the branches bee broken off, and thou being a wilde oliue tree wert graffed in amongst them, and with them partakest of the roote and fatnesse of the Oliue tree:

The Gentiles may not insult upon them:

Romans 11:18 Boast not against the branches: but if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Romans 11:19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might bee graffed in. Romans 11:20 Well: because of vnbeliefe they were broken off, and thou standest by fayth. Be not high minded, but feare. Romans 11:21 For if God spared not the natural branches, [take heede] least hee also spare not thee. Romans 11:22 Beholde therefore the goodnesse and seueritie of God: on them which fell, seueritie; but towards thee, goodnesse, if thou continue in his goodnesse: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. Romans 11:23 And they also, if they bide not still in vnbeliefe, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graffe them in againe. Romans 11:24 For if thou wert cut out of the Oliue tree which is wilde by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good Oliue tree: how much more shall these which be the naturall [branches], bee graffed into their owne Oliue tree? Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should bee ignorant of this mysterie (least yee should bee wise in your owne conceits) that blindnesse in part is happened to Israel, vntill the fulnes of the Gentiles be come in.

for there is a promise of their salvation.

Romans 11:26 And so all Israel shall be saued, as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliuerer, and shall turne away vngodlinesse from Iacob. Romans 11:27 For this is my couenant vnto them, when I shall take away their sinnes. Romans 11:28 As concerning the Gospel, they are enemies for your sake: but as touching the election, they are beloued for the fathers [sakes]. Romans 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. Romans 11:30 For as yee in times past haue not beleeued God, yet haue now obtained mercy through their vnbeliefe: Romans 11:31 Euen so haue these also now not beleeued, that through your mercy they also may obtaine mercy. Romans 11:32 For God hath concluded them all in vnbeliefe, that he might haue mercy vpon all.

God's judgments are unsearchable.

Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisedome and knowledge of God! how vnsearchable are his iudgements, and his wayes past finding out! Romans 11:34 For who hath knowen the mind of the Lord, or who hath bene his counseller? Romans 11:35 Or who hath first giuen to him, and it shall bee recompensed vnto him againe? Romans 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him are all things: to whom be glory for euer. Amen.

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