God hath not cast off all Israel.
Romans 11:1 I say then, hath God cast away his people? God forbid. 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 he knewe before. Wote ye not what the scripture sayth of Elias? howe he maketh intercession to God, agaynst Israel, Romans 11:3 Saying: Lord, they haue kylled thy prophetes, and dygged downe thyne aulters: and I am left alone, and they seke my lyfe. Romans 11:4 But what sayth the aunswere of God vnto hym? I haue reserued vnto my selfe seuen thousande men, which haue not bowed the knee to [ye image of] Baal. Romans 11:5 Euen so at this tyme, there is a remnaunt, according to the election of grace. Romans 11:6 If it be of grace, then is it not nowe of workes: For the grace is no more grace. But yf it be of workes, then is it nowe no grace: For then worke is no more worke.
Some were elected, though the rest were hardened.
Romans 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtayned that which he sought: but the election hath obtayned it, the remnaunt hath ben blynded, Romans 11:8 Accordyng as it is written: God hath geuen them the spirite of remorse, eyes that they shoulde not see, and eares that they shoulde not heare, euen vnto this day. Romans 11:9 And Dauid sayth: Let their table be made a snare, and a trappe, and a stumbling stocke, and a recompence vnto the. Romans 11:10 Let their eyes be blinded yt they see not, & bowe thou downe their backe alway. Romans 11:11 I say then, haue they therfore stumbled, that they shoulde fall? God forbyd: but through their fall, saluation [is come] vnto the gentiles, for to prouoke them withall. Romans 11:12 Nowe, yf the fall of them be ye ryches of the worlde, and the minishyng of the, the ryches of the gentiles: Howe 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 myne office. Romans 11:14 If by any meane I may prouoke the which are my fleshe, and myght saue some of them. Romans 11:15 For yf the castyng away of them, be the reconcilyng of the worlde: what shall the receauyng [of them] be, but lyfe from the dead?
There is hope of their conversion.
Romans 11:16 For yf the first fruites be holy, ye whole lumpe also [is holy.] And yf the roote be holy, the braunches also. Romans 11:17 And yf some of the brauches be broken of, and thou beyng a wylde Oliue tree, wast graft in among them, & made partaker of the roote and fatnesse of the Oliue tree:
The Gentiles may not insult upon them:
Romans 11:18 Boast not thy selfe agaynst the braunches. For yf thou boast thy selfe, thou bearest not the roote, but the roote thee. Romans 11:19 Thou wylt say then, the braunches are broken of, that I might be graft in. Romans 11:20 Well: because of vnbeliefe, they were broken of, and thou stodest stedfast in fayth. Be not hye mynded, but feare. Romans 11:21 For seyng that God spared not the naturall braunches [take heede] lest it come to passe, that he spare not thee. Romans 11:22 Beholde therfore, the kyndnesse and rigorousnesse of God: on them which fell, rigorousnesse: but towardes thee, kyndnesse, if thou continue in kindnesse, or els thou shalt be hewen of: Romans 11:23 And they, yf they byde not styll in vnbeliefe, shalbe graffed in: For God is of power to graffe them in agayne. Romans 11:24 For yf thou were cut out of a naturall wylde Oliue tree, and were graffed contrary to nature, in a true Oliue tree: Howe much more shall the naturall braunches, be graffed in their owne Oliue tree? Romans 11:25 For I woulde not brethren, that ye shoulde be ignoraunt of this misterie, (lest ye shoulde be wyse in your owne conceiptes,) that partly blyndnesse is happened in Israel, vntyll the fulnesse of the gentiles be come in:
for there is a promise of their salvation.
Romans 11:26 And so all Israel shalbe saued, as it is written: There shall come out of Sion he that doth delyuer, and shall turne away vngodlynesse from Iacob. Romans 11:27 And this is my couenaunt vnto them, when I shall take away their sinnes. Romans 11:28 As concernyng the Gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are loued for the fathers [sakes]. Romans 11:29 For the gyftes and callyng of God, are without repentaunce. Romans 11:30 For, as ye in tyme past haue not beleued God, yet haue nowe obtayned mercie, through their vnbeliefe: Romans 11:31 Euen so nowe haue they not beleued the mercie [shewed] vnto you, that they also may obtayne mercie. Romans 11:32 For God hath wrapped all [nations] in vnbeliefe, yt he myght haue mercie on al.
God's judgments are unsearchable.
Romans 11:33 O the deepenesse of the ryches both of the wisdome and knowledge of God, howe vnsearcheable are his iudgementes, and his wayes past fyndyng out? Romans 11:34 For who hath knowen the mynde of the Lorde? Or who hath ben his councellour? Romans 11:35 Either who hath geuen vnto hym first, & he shalbe recompensed agayne. Romans 11:36 For of hym, and through hym, and for hym, are all thynges: To whom be glory for euer. Amen.