God hath not cast off all Israel.
Romans 11:1 I saye then: hath God cast away hys people? God forbyd. For euen I verelye am an Israelite, of the sede of Abraham, and of the trybe of Beniamin, Romans 11:2 GOD hath not caste awaye hys people whiche he knewe before. Eyther wote ye not what the scripture sayth by the mouth of Helyas, how he maketh intercessyon to God agaynst Israel, saiynge: Romans 11:3 Lorde they haue killed thy prophetes and dygged downe thyne alters: and I am lefte onelye, and they seke my lyfe? Romans 11:4 But what sayth the aunswere of God to hym agayne? I haue reserued vnto me seuen thousande men whiche haue not bowed the knee to Baal. Romans 11:5 Euen so at thys tyme is there a remnaunte left thorow the election of grace. Romans 11:6 Yf it be of grace, then is it not of workes. For then were grace no more grace. Yf it be of workes, then is it no more grace. For then were deseruynge no lenger deseruynge.
Some were elected, though the rest were hardened.
Romans 11:7 What then? Israell hath not obtayned þt, that he soughte. No but the electyon hath obtayned it. The remnaunte are blynded, Romans 11:8 accordynge as it is wrytten. God hath geuen them þe spirite of vnquyetnes: eyes that they should not se, and eares that they shoulde not heare euen vnto thys daye. Romans 11:9 And Dauyd sayth: Let theyr table be made a snare to take them wyth all, and an occasyon to fall, and a reward vnto them. Romans 11:10 Let theyr eyes be blynded that they se not: and euer bowe doune theyr backes. Romans 11:11 I saye then: Haue they therfore stombled, that they shoulde but falle onelye? God forbyd: but thorowe theyr fall is saluacyon happened vnto the gentyles for to prouoke them withall. Romans 11:12 Wherfore yf the fall of them, be the ryches of the worlde: and the minyshynge of them the ryches of the gentyles: Howe much more shoulde it be so, yf they all beleued? Romans 11:13 I speake to you gentyls, in as much as I am þe Apostle of the gentyls: I wil magnify myne offyce, Romans 11:14 that I myght prouoke them which are my fleshe, and myght saue some of them. Romans 11:15 For yf the castynge awaye of them, be the reconcilinge of the worlde: what shall the receyuing of them be but lyfe agayne from death?
There is hope of their conversion.
Romans 11:16 For yf one piece be holye, the whole heape is holy & yf the rose be holy, þe braunches are holy also. Romans 11:17 Thoughe some of the braunches be broken of, and thou beynge a wylde olyue tree, arte grafte 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 bost not thy selfe agaynst the braunches. For yf thou boste thy selfe, remember that thou bearest not the rote, but the rote the. Romans 11:19 Thou wylte saye then: the braunches are broken of, that I might be grafte in. Romans 11:20 Thou sayeste well: because of vnbelefe they are broken of, & thou standest stedfaste in faythe. Romans 11:21 Be not hye mynded, but feare seyng that God spared not the naturall braunches, leste happlye he also spare not the. Romans 11:22 Beholde the kyndnes and rigorousnes of God on them which fell, rygorousnes: but towardes the kyndnes, yf thou contynue in hys kyndnes. Or els thou shalte be hewen of, Romans 11:23 and yf they byde not styll in vnbelefe, shalbe graffed in agayne. For God is of power to graffe them in agayn. Romans 11:24 For yf thou wast cut out of a naturall wylde olyue tree, and waste graffed contrary to nature into a true olyue tre, howe muche more shall the naturall braunches be graffed into theyr owne olyue tree agayne. Romans 11:25 I woulde not that thys secrete shoulde be hyd from you my brethren (leste ye should be wyse in youre owne conceptes) that partelye blyndenes 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 al Israel shalbe saued. As it is wrytten: There shal come oute of Syon he that doeth delyuer, and shall turne away the vngodlynes of Iacob. Romans 11:27 And this is my couenaunte vnto them, when I shall take awaye theyr synnes. Romans 11:28 As concernynge the Gospell, they are ennemyes for youre sakes: but as touchynge the eleccyon, they are beloued for the fathers sakes. Romans 11:29 For verelye the giftes and callyng of god are suche, that it cannot repente hym of them, Romans 11:30 for loke as ye in time passed, haue not beleued God, yet haue nowe obtayned mercy thorow theyr vnbelefe: Romans 11:31 euen so nowe haue they not beleued the mercye whiche is happened vnto you, that they also maye obtayne mercy. Romans 11:32 God hath wrapped all nacyons in vnbelefe, that he myght haue mercye on all.
God's judgments are unsearchable.
Romans 11:33 O the deapnes of the abundaunte wysedome and knoweledge of God: howe vnsearcheable are his iudgementes, and hys wayes paste fyndynge out? Romans 11:34 For who hath knoweth the mynde of the Lord? Or who was his counseller? Romans 11:35 Other who hath geuen vnto hym fyrst that he myghte be recompensed agayne? Romans 11:36 For of hym, and thorowe hym, and for hym, are all thynges. To hym be glorye for euer. Amen