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Romans 11:1
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The Remnant of Israel

I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means!(a) I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham,(b) from the tribe of Benjamin.(c)
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Romans 11:2
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God did not reject his people,(d) whom he foreknew.(e) Don't you know what Scripture says in the passage about Elijah—how he appealed to God against Israel:
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Romans 11:3
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"Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars; I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me"[a]?(f)
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Romans 11:4
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And what was God's answer to him? "I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal."[b](g)
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Romans 11:5
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So too, at the present time there is a remnant(h) chosen by grace.(i)
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Romans 11:6
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And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works;(j) if it were, grace would no longer be grace.
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Romans 11:7
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What then? What the people of Israel sought so earnestly they did not obtain.(k) The elect among them did, but the others were hardened,(l)
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Romans 11:8
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as it is written: "God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that could not see and ears that could not hear,(m) to this very day."[c](n)
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Romans 11:9
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And David says: "May their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them.
Romans 11:10
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May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see,(o) and their backs be bent forever."[d](p)
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Romans 11:11
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Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all!(q) Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles(r) to make Israel envious.(s)
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Romans 11:12
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But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles,(t) how much greater riches will their full inclusion bring!
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Romans 11:13
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I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles,(u) I take pride in my ministry
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Romans 11:14
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in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy(v) and save(w) some of them.
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Romans 11:15
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For if their rejection brought reconciliation(x) to the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?(y)
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Romans 11:16
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If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits(z) is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.
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Romans 11:17
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If some of the branches have been broken off,(aa) and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others(ab) and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root,
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Romans 11:18
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do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.(ac)
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Romans 11:19
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You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in."
Romans 11:20
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Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith.(ad) Do not be arrogant,(ae) but tremble.(af)
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Romans 11:21
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For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
Romans 11:22
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Consider therefore the kindness(ag) and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue(ah) in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off.(ai)
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Romans 11:23
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And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.(aj)
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Romans 11:24
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After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree,(ak) how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!
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Romans 11:25
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I do not want you to be ignorant(al) of this mystery,(am) brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited:(an) Israel has experienced a hardening(ao) in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in,(ap)
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Romans 11:26
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and in this way[e] all Israel will be saved.(aq) As it is written: "The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
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Romans 11:27
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And this is[f] my covenant with them when I take away their sins."[g](ar)
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Romans 11:28
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As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies(as) for your sake; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs,(at)
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Romans 11:29
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for God's gifts and his call(au) are irrevocable.(av)
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Romans 11:30
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Just as you who were at one time disobedient(aw) to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience,
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Romans 11:31
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so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now[h] receive mercy as a result of God's mercy to you.
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Romans 11:32
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For God has bound everyone over to disobedience(ax) so that he may have mercy on them all.
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Romans 11:33
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Oh, the depth of the riches(ay) of the wisdom and[i] knowledge of God!(az) How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!(ba)
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Romans 11:34
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"Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?"[j](bb)
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Romans 11:35
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"Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them?"[k](bc)
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Romans 11:36
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For from him and through him and for him are all things.(bd) To him be the glory forever! Amen.(be)
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