ROMANS Chapter Eleven

 The Evangel - Romans

Chapter Eleven

11:1  I am saying, then, Does not God thrust away His people? May it not be coming to that! For I also am an Israelite, out of Abraham’s seed, Benjamin’s tribe. 2 God does not thrust away His people whom He foreknew.

Or have you not perceived in Elijah what the scripture is saying, as he is pleading with God against Israel? 3 Lord, Thy prophets they kill, Thine altars they dig down, and I was left alone, and they are seeking my soul. 4 But what is that which apprises saying to him? I left for Myself seven thousand men who do not bow the knee to the image of Baal. 5 Thus, then, in the current era also, there has come to be a remnant according to the choice of grace. 6 Now if it is in grace, it is no longer out of works, else the grace is coming to be no longer grace. Now, if it is out of works, it is no longer grace, else the work is no longer work.

7 What then? What Israel is seeking for, this she did not encounter, yet the chosen encountered it. Now the rest were calloused, 8 even as it is written, God gives them a spirit of stupor, eyes not to be observing, and ears not to be hearing, till this very day.

9 And David is saying,

     Let their table become a trap and a mesh,
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10 Darkened be their eyes, not to
be observing,
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11 I am saying, then, Do they not trip that they should be falling? May it not be coming to that! But in their offense is salvation to the nations, to provoke them to jealousy.

12 Now if their offense is the world’s riches and their discomfiture the nations’ riches, how much rather that which fills them! 13 Now to you am I saying, to the nations, in as much as, indeed, then, I am the apostle of the nations, I am glorifying my dispensation, 14 if somehow I should be provoking those of my flesh to jealousy and should be saving some of them. 15 For if their casting away is the conciliation of the world, what will the taking back be if not life from among the dead?

16 Now if the firstfruit is holy, the kneading is also; and if the root is holy, the boughs are also. 17 Now if some of the boughs are broken out, yet you, being a wild olive, are grafted among them, and became a joint participant of the root and fatness of the olive, 18 be not vaunting, you are not bearing the root, but the root you.

19 You will be declaring, then, “Boughs are broken out that I may be grafted in.” 20 Ideally! By unbelief are they broken out, yet you stand in faith. Be not haughty, but fear. 21 For if God spares not the natural boughs, neither will He be sparing you! 22 Perceive, then, the kindness and severity of God! On those, indeed, who are falling, severity, yet on you, God’s kindness, if you should be persisting in the kindness: else you also will be hewn out. 23 Now they also, if they should not be persisting in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. 24 For if you were hewn out of an olive wild by nature, and, beside nature, are grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much rather shall these, who are in accord with nature, be grafted into their own olive tree!

25 For I am not willing for you to be ignorant of this secret, brethren, lest you may be passing for prudent among yourselves, that callousness, in part, on Israel has come, until the complement of the nations may be entering. 26 And thus all Israel shall be saved, according as it is written,

     Arriving out of Zion shall be the Rescuer.
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27 And this is my covenant with them
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28 As to the evangel, indeed, they are enemies because of you, yet, as to choice, they are beloved because of the fathers.

29 For unregretted are the graces and the calling of God. 30 For even as you once were stubborn toward God, yet now were shown mercy at their stubbornness, 31 thus these also are now stubborn to this mercy of yours, that now they also may be shown mercy. 32 For God locks up all together in stubbornness, that He should be merciful to all.

33 O, the depth of the riches and the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How inscrutable are His judgments, and untraceable His ways! 34 For, who knew the mind of the Lord? or, who became His adviser? 35 or, who gives to Him first, and it will be repaid Him? 36 seeing that out of Him and through Him and for Him is all: to Him be the glory for the eons! Amen!

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