Romans 11:1-18 American Standard Version

The Remnant of Israel

11 1  I say then, Did God cast off his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2  God did not cast off his people which he foreknew. Or know ye not what the scripture saith of 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 of God unto him? I have left for myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal. 5  Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. 6  But if it is by grace, it is no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. 7  What then? that which 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 be made a snare, and a trap, And a stumblingblock, and a recompense unto them: 10  Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, And bow thou down their back always.

The Salvation of the Gentiles

11  I say then, Did they stumble that they might fall? God forbid: but by their fall salvation [is come] unto the Gentiles, to provoke them to jealousy. 12  Now if their fall, is the riches of the world, and their loss the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness? 13  But I speak to you that are Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle of Gentiles, I glorify my ministry; 14  if by any means I may provoke to jealousy [them that are] my flesh, and may save some of them. 15  For if the casting away of them [is] the reconciling of the world, what [shall] the receiving [of them be], but life from the dead? 16  And if the firstfruit is holy, so is the lump: and if the root is holy, so are the branches. 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, it is not thou that bearest the root, but the root thee.

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