say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid.
For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham,
of the tribe of Benjamin.
11:2 God hath not cast away his people which he
foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of
Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against
11:3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged
down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they
seek my life.
11:4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I
have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have
not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.
11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is
a remnant according to the election of grace.
11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works:
otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of
works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is
no more work.
11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which
he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it,
and the rest were blinded.
11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given
them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should
not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto
11:9 And David saith, Let their table be made a
snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a
recompence unto them:
11:10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not
see, and bow down their back alway.
11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they
should fall? God forbid: but rather through their
fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to
provoke them to jealousy.
11:12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the
world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the
Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am
the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
11:14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation
them which are my flesh, and might save some of
11:15 For if the casting away of them be the
reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving
of them be, but life from the dead?
11:16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is
also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the
11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and
thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among
them, and with them partakest of the root and
fatness of the olive tree;
11:18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou
boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
11:19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken
off, that I might be graffed in.
11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken
off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded,
11:21 For if God spared not the natural branches,
take heed lest he also spare not thee.
11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of
God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee,
goodness, if thou continue in his goodness:
otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
11:23 And they also, if they abide not still in
unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to
graff them in again.
11:24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree
which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary
to nature into a good olive tree: how much more
shall these, which be the natural branches, be
graffed into their own olive tree?
11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be
ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in
your own conceits; that blindness in part is
happened to Israel, until the fulness of the
Gentiles be come in.
11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is
written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer,
and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
11:27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I
shall take away their sins.
11:28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for
your sakes: but as touching the election, they are
beloved for the father's sakes.
11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without
11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God,
yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that
through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief,
that he might have mercy upon all.
11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom
and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his
judgments, and his ways past finding out!
11:34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or
who hath been his counsellor?
11:35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall
be recompensed unto him again?
11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are
all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
The Book of Romans, Verses of Chapter 11