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Romans 11

God hath not cast off all Israel.

Romans 11:1 I saye then: Hath God thrust out his people? God forbyd: for I also am an Israelite, of the sede of Abraham out of the trybe of Ben Iamin. Romans 11:2 God hath not thrust out his people, whom he knewe before. Or wote ye not what the scripture sayeth of Elias, how he maketh intercession vnto God agaynst Israel, and sayeth: Romans 11:3 LORDE, they haue slayne thy prophetes, & dydged downe thine altares, and I am lefte ouer onely, and they seke my life? Romans 11:4 But what sayeth the answere of God vnto him? I haue reserued vnto me seuen thousande men, which haue not bowed their knee before Baal. Romans 11:5 Eue so goeth it now at this tyme also wt this remnaunt after ye eleccion of grace. Romans 11:6 Yf it be done of grace, the is it not of deseruynge: els were grace no grace. But yf it be of deseruynge, then is grace nothinge: els were deseruynge no deseruynge.

Some were elected, though the rest were hardened.

Romans 11:7 What the? Israel hath not optayned yt which he soughte, but the eleccion hath optayned it. As for ye other, they are blynded. Romans 11:8 As it is wrytten: God hath geuen them the sprete of vnquyetnesse, eyes that they shulde not se, and eares that they shulde not heare, eue vnto this daye. Romans 11:9 And Dauid sayeth: Let their table be made a snare to take the withall, & an occasion to fall, & a rewarde vnto the. Romans 11:10 Let their eyes be blynded that they se not, and euer bowe downe their backes. Romans 11:11 I saye then: Haue they therfore stombled, yt they shulde cleane fall to naughte? God forbyd: but thorow their fall is saluacion happened vnto ye Heythen, that he mighte prouoke them to be zelous after them. Romans 11:12 For yf their fall be the riches of the worlde, and the mynishinge of the the riches of the Heythen: how moch more shulde it be so, yf their fulnesse were there? Romans 11:13 I speake vnto you Heythen: for in as moch as I am ye Apostle of the Heythen, I wil prayse myne office, Romans 11:14 yf I mighte prouoke them vnto zele, which are my fleshe, and saue some of them. Romans 11:15 For yf the losse of them by the recocylinge of the worlde, what were that els, then as yf life were taken of the deed?

There is hope of their conversion.

Romans 11:16 Yf the begynnynge be holy, then is all ye dowe holy: and yf the rote be holy, then are the braunches holy also. Romans 11:17 But though some of ye braunches now be broke, and thou, wha thou wast a wylde olyue tre, art grafte in amonge them, and made partaker of the rote and sappe of the olyue tre,

The Gentiles may not insult upon them:

Romans 11:18 boost not thy selfe agaynst the braunches. Yf thou boost thy selfe agaynst them, then bearest not thou the rote, but the rote beareth the. Romans 11:19 Thou wilt saye then: the braunches are broke of, that I mighte be grafted in. Romans 11:20 Thou sayest well. They are broken of because off their vnbeleue, but thou stondest thorow beleue Romans 11:21 Be not thou hye mynded, but feare, seynge God hath not spared the naturall braunches, lest he also spare not the. Romans 11:22 Beholde therfore the kyndnesse and rigorousnes off God: on them which fell, rigorousnes: but towarde the, kyndnes, yf thou contynue in the kyndnesse. Els shalt thou be hewe of: Romans 11:23 and they, yf they byde not styll in vnbeleue, shal be grafted in agayne. For God is of power to grafte the in agayne. Romans 11:24 For yf thou be cut out of the naturall wilde olyue tre, and grafted (contrary to nature) in the good olyue tre, how moch more shal they that are naturall, be grafted in their awne olyue tre agayne? Romans 11:25 I wolde not that this secrete shulde be hyd from you brethre (lest ye shulde be wyse in youre awne cosaytes) that partly blyndnesse is happened vnto Israel, so longe tyll the fulnesse of the Heythen be come in,

for there is a promise of their salvation.

Romans 11:26 and so all Israel shalbe saued. As it is wrytten: There shal come out of Sion he that doth delyuer, and shal turne awaye vngodlynes from Iacob. Romans 11:27 And this is my couenaut with them, wha I shal take awaye their synnes. Romans 11:28 As concernynge the Gospell, I holde them as enemies for youre sakes: but as touchinge the eleccion, I loue them for the fathers sakes. Romans 11:29 For verely the giftes & callynge of God are soch, that it can not repente him of them. Romans 11:30 For likewyse as ye also in tyme passed haue not beleued, but now haue optayned mercy thorow their vnbeleue: Romans 11:31 Euen so now haue they not beleued on the mercy which his happened vnto you, that they also maye optayne mercy. Romans 11:32 For God hath closed vp all vnder vnbeleue, that he mighte haue mercy on all.

God's judgments are unsearchable.

Romans 11:33 O the depenesse of the riches, both of the wyssdome and knowlege of God? How incomprehensible are his iudgmentes, and his wayes vnsearcheable? Romans 11:34 For who hath knowne the mynde of the LORDE? Or who hath bene his councell geuer? Romans 11:35 Or who hath geue him ought afore hande, that he mighte be recompenced agayne? Romans 11:36 For of him, and thorow him, and in him are all thinges. To him be prayse for euer, Amen.

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