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Romans 11

God hath not cast off all Israel.

Romans 11:1 I saye then: hath God cast awaye hys people? God forbyd. For euen I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the trybe of Beniamin, Romans 11:2 God hath not cast awaye his people, which he knewe before. Wote ye not, what þe scripture sayth of Helias, how he maketh intercession to God agaynst Israell, saying: Romans 11:3 Lorde, they haue kylled thy Prophetes, and dygged downe thyne alters: and I am lefte alone, and they seke my lyfe. Romans 11:4 But what sayth the answere of God vnto hym? I haue reserued vnto my selfe seuen thousande men, which haue not bowed the knee to the ymage of Ball. Romans 11:5 Euen so also at thys tyme is ther a remanaunt lefte accordynge to the eleccyon of grace. Romans 11:6 If it be of grace, then is it not now of workes. For then grace is nomore grace. But If it be of workes, then is it now no grace. For then were deseruynge nomore deseruynge.

Some were elected, though the rest were hardened.

Romans 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtayned that which he seketh: but the eleccyon hath obtayned it. The remnaunt are blynded Romans 11:8 accordynge as it is written. God hath geuen them the sprete of vnquyetnes: eyes that they shuld not se, & eares that they shuld not heare, euen vnto this daye. Romans 11:9 And Dauid sayth: Let their table be made a snare to take them with all, and an occasyon to fall, and a reward vnto them. Romans 11:10 Let theyr eyes be blynded that they se not: and bowe thou downe their backe allwaye. Romans 11:11 I saye then: haue they therfore stombled, that they shuld vtterly fall awaye together. God forbyd: but thorowe theyr fall is saluacyon happened vnto the Gentyls, for to prouoke them withall. Romans 11:12 Wherfore yf the fall of them be the ryches of the worlde, and þe mynisshynge of them the ryches of the gentyls: How moch more their perfectnesse? Romans 11:13 I speake to you gentyls, in as moch as I am þe Apostle of the gentyls, I wyll magnify myne office, Romans 11:14 yf by any meane I maye prouoke them which are my flesshe, and myght saue some of them. Romans 11:15 For yf the castynge awaye of them, be the reconcylynge of the world: what shall the receauynge of them be, but lyfe agayne from deeth?

There is hope of their conversion.

Romans 11:16 For yf one pece be holy, þe whole heepe is holy. And yf the rote be holy, þe braunches shalbe holy also. Romans 11:17 Though some of the braunches be broken of, and thou beynge a wylde olyue tree, wast graft in among them, and made partaker of the rote and fatnes of the olyue 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 þe rote, but the rote the. Romans 11:19 Thou wilt saye then: þe braunches are broken of that I myght be graft in. Romans 11:20 Thou sayest well: because of vnbeleue they were broken of, and thou stodest stedfast in fayth. Romans 11:21 Be not hye mynded, but feare: for seynge that God spared not þe naturall braunches, take hede, lest it come to passe that he spare not the also. Romans 11:22 Beholde therfore the kyndnes and rygorousnes of God: on them which fell, rygorousnes. but towardes the, kyndnes: yf thou continue in hys kyndnes. Or els thou shalt be hewen of, Romans 11:23 and they agayne yf they byde not styll in vnbelefe, shalbe graffed in agayne. For God is of power to graffe them in agayne. Romans 11:24 For yf thou wast cut out of a naturall wylde olyue tree, and wast graffed contrary to nature in a true olyue tree: how moch more shall the naturall braunches be graffed in their awne olyue tree agayne. Romans 11:25 I wolde not that this secrete shulde be hyd from you my brethren (lest ye shuld be wyse in youre awne consaytes) þt partly blyndnes is happened in Israell, vntyll the fulnes of the gentyls 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 shall come out of Syon he that doth delyuer, and shall turne awaye vngodlynes from Iacob. Romans 11:27 And thys is my couenaunt vnto them, when I shall take awaye their synnes. Romans 11:28 As concernynge þe gospell they are enemies for youre sakes: but as touchyng the eleccyon they are loued for the fathers sakes. Romans 11:29 For verely, þe gyftes and callynge of God are soch, that it cannot repent hym of them: Romans 11:30 for loke, as ye in tyme passed haue not beleued God, yet haue now obtained mercy thorow their vnbelefe: Romans 11:31 euen so now haue they not beleued þe mercy which is happened vnto you: that they also maye obtayne mercy. Romans 11:32 For God had wrapped all nacyons in vnbeleue, that he myght haue mercy on all.

God's judgments are unsearchable.

Romans 11:33 O the depnes of the ryches both of þe wysdome and knowledge of God: how vnsercheable are his iudgementes, & his wayes past fyndynge out; Romans 11:34 For who hath knowen the mynde of the Lorde? Or who hath bene hys counseller? Romans 11:35 other who hath geuen vnto hym fyrst, and he shalbe recompensed agayne? Romans 11:36 For of hym, and thorow hym, and for hym are all thynges: To hym be glorye for euer. Amen.

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