1 I say then, Did :God cast off his :people? Be it not so. For I also am an Israelite, of Abraham’s seed, of Benjamin’s tribe. 2 :God did not cast off his :people which he foreknew. Or know ye not what the scripture saith in Elijah? how he pleadeth with :God against :Israel: 3 Lord, they have killed thy :prophets, they have digged down thine :altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my :life. 4 But what saith the answer to him? I have left for myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to :Baal. 5 Even so therefore at the present season also there is a remnant according to election of grace. 6 But if by grace, it is no more of works: otherwise :grace is no more grace. 7 What then? What Israel seeketh for, that he obtained not; but the election obtained it, and the rest were hardened: 8 according as it is written, God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear, unto this very :day. 9 And David saith,
Let their :table become a snare, and a trap,
And a stumbling block, and a recompense unto them:
10 Let their :eyes be darkened, that they see not,And bow thou down their :back always.
11 I say then, Did they stumble that they might fall? Be it not so: but by their :trespass is :salvation to the Gentiles, to provoke them to jealousy. 12 Now if their :trespass is riches of a world, and their :loss riches of nations, how much more their :fullness?
13 But I speak to you, the nations. Inasmuch then as I am apostle of nations, I glorify my :ministry; 14 if by any means I may provoke to jealousy them that are my :flesh, and save some of them. 15 For if the casting away of them is a reconciling of a world, what is their receiving but life from the dead? 16 And if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also; and if the root is holy, the branches are also. 17 But if some of the branches were broken off, and thou, being a wild olive, wast grafted in among them, and didst become partaker with them of the root of the fatness of the olive tree; 18 glory not over the branches: but if thou gloriest, not thou bearest the root, but the root thee. 19 Thou wilt say therefore, Branches were broken off, that I be grafted in. 20 Well; by their unbelief were they broken off, and thou standest by the faith. Be not high-minded, but fear: 21 for if :God spared not the natural branches, neither will he spare thee. 22 Behold then God’s goodness and severity: toward them that fell, severity; but toward thee, God’s goodness, if thou continue in :goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. 23 And they also, if they continue not in their unbelief, shall be grafted in: for :God is able to graft them in again. 24 For if thou wast cut out of what is by nature a wild olive :tree, and wast grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree; how much rather shall these, which are the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree? 25 For I would not, brethren, have you ignorant of this :mystery, lest ye be wise in your own conceits, that a hardening in part hath befallen :Israel, till what time the fullness of the nations be come in; 26 and so all Israel shall be saved: even as it is written,
The Deliverer shall come out of Zion;
He shall turn away ungodlinesses from Jacob: 27 And this is the covenant unto them from me, When I shall take away their :sins.
28 As to the gospel, they are enemies for your sake: but as to the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sake. 29 For the gifts and the calling of :God are not repented of. 30 Just as YE in the past were disobedient to :God, but now have obtained mercy by the disobedience of these, 31 thus have these also now been disobedient, that by the mercy shown to you they also may now obtain mercy. 32 For :God hath shut up :all unto disobedience, that he might have mercy upon :all. 33 O the depth of riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable his :judgments, and untraceable his :ways!
34 For who hath known the Lord’s mind? or who hath been his counselor?
35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed him again?
36 For of him, and through him, and unto him, are all the things. To him the glory unto the ages. Amen.