God hath not cast off all Israel.
Romans 11:1 I say, thenHath God cast off his people? Far be it! For, I also, am an Israelite,of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin: Romans 11:2 God hath not cast off his people, whom he fore approved. Or know ye not, in [the account of] Elijah what the scripture saith, when he intercedeth with God against Israel? Romans 11:3 Lord! Thy prophets, have they slain, thine altars, have they overthrown, and, I, am left alone, and they are seeking my life! Romans 11:4 But what saith unto him the response? I have left for myself seven thousand men, who, indeed, have not bowed a knee unto Baal. Romans 11:5 Thus, then, in the present season also, a remnant, by way of an election of favour, hath come into being. Romans 11:6 If, however, by favour, no longer of works; else, favour, no longer proveth to be favour!
Some were elected, though the rest were hardened.
Romans 11:7 What then? That which Israel seeketh after, the same, it hath not obtained:the election, however, have obtained it, and, the rest, have been hardened; Romans 11:8 Even as it is writtenGod hath given unto them a spirit of stupor,eyes not to see, and ears not to hear,until this very day; Romans 11:9 And, David, saithLet their table be turned into a snare, and into gin, and into a trap, and into a recompense unto them, Romans 11:10 Darkened be their eyes, not to see, and, their back, do thou continually bow down. Romans 11:11 I say thenDid they stumble in order that they might fall? Far be it! But, by their fall, salvation [hath come] unto the nations, to the end of provoking them to jealousy. Romans 11:12 If, moreover, their fall, is the riches of a world, and their loss, the riches of nations, how much rather their fullness? Romans 11:13 Unto you, however, am I speaking,you of the nations; inasmuch, indeed, then, as, I, am an apostle to the nations, my ministry, I glorify, Romans 11:14 If by any means I may provoke to jealousy my own flesh, and save some from among them; Romans 11:15 For, if, the casting away of them, hath become the reconciling of a world, what shall, the taking of them in addition, be, but life from among the dead?
There is hope of their conversion.
Romans 11:16 If, moreover, the firstfruit [is] holy, the lump [shall be] also; and, if the root [is] holy, the branches [shall be] also. Romans 11:17 If, however, some of the branches, have been broken out, and, thou, being a wild olive hast been grafted in among them, and hast become a joint partaker of the root of the fatness of the olive,
The Gentiles may not insult upon them:
Romans 11:18 Be not boasting over the branches! Howbeit, if thou boast, it is not, thou, that bearest the root, but the root, thee! Romans 11:19 Thou wilt say, thenBranches were broken out in order that, I, might he grafted in. Romans 11:20 Well: by their want of faith, they have been broken out,and, thou, by thy faith, dost stand!Regard not lofty things, but be afraid; Romans 11:21 For, if, God, hath not spared, the natural branches, neither, thee, will he spare! Romans 11:22 See, then, the kindness and the severity of God: upon them who have fallen, severity,but, upon thee, the kindness of God, if thou abide still in the kindness,otherwise, thou also, shalt he cut out; Romans 11:23 Whereas, they also, unless they abide still in their want of faith, shall be grafted in, for God is, able, again to engraft them! Romans 11:24 For, if, thou, out of the naturally wild olive was cut out, and, beyond nature, hast been engrafted into the good olive, how much rather, shall these, the natural [branches] be engrafted into their own olive tree? Romans 11:25 For I wish not, ye should be ignorant, brethren, of this sacred secret, lest within yourselves ye be presumptuous, that, a hardening in part, hath befallen Israel, until, the full measure of the nations, shall come in;
for there is a promise of their salvation.
Romans 11:26 And, so, all Israel shall be saved: even as it is writtenThere shall have come out of Zion the Deliverer,He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; Romans 11:27 And, this, for them, is the covenant from me, as soon as I take away their sins. Romans 11:28 As touching the joyful-message, indeed, they are enemies for your sake, but, as touching the election, beloved for their father's sake; Romans 11:29 For, not to be regretted, are the gifts and the calling of God: Romans 11:30 For, just as, ye, at one time had not yielded unto God, and yet now have received mercy by their refusal to yield, Romans 11:31 So, these also, have now refused to yield, by your own mercy, in order that, themselves also, should now become objects of mercy; Romans 11:32 For God hath shut up all together, in a refusal to yield, in order that, upon all, he may bestow mercy.
God's judgments are unsearchable.
Romans 11:33 Oh! the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments! and untraceable his ways! Romans 11:34 For who hath come to know the mind of the Lord? Or who hath become his counselor? Romans 11:35 Or who hath first given unto him, and it shall be recompensed to him again? Romans 11:36 Because, of him, and through him, and unto him, are all things:unto him, be the glory, unto the ages. Amen!