Romans 11:19-36 Bible in Basic English

19  You will say, Branches were broken off so that I might be put in. 20  Truly, because they had no faith they were broken off, and you have your place by reason of your faith. Do not be lifted up in pride, but have fear; 21  For, if God did not have mercy on the natural branches, he will not have mercy on you. 22  See then that God is good but his rules are fixed: to those who were put away he was hard, but to you he has been good, on the condition that you keep in his mercy; if not, you will be cut off as they were. 23  And they, if they do not go on without faith, will be united to the tree again, because God is able to put them in again. 24  For if you were cut out of a field olive-tree, and against the natural use were united to a good olive-tree, how much more will these, the natural branches, be united again with the olive-tree which was theirs?

The Restoration of Israel

25  For it is my desire, brothers, that this secret may be clear to you, so that you may not have pride in your knowledge, that Israel has been made hard in part, till all the Gentiles have come in; 26  And so all Israel will get salvation: as it is said in the holy Writings, There will come out of Zion the One who makes free; by him wrongdoing will be taken away from Jacob: 27  And this is my agreement with them, when I will take away their sins. 28  As far as the good news is in question, they are cut off from God on account of you, but as far as the selection is in question, they are loved on account of the fathers. 29  Because God's selection and his mercies may not be changed. 30  For as you, in time past, were not under the rule of God, but now have got mercy through their turning away, 31  So in the same way these have gone against the orders of God, so that by the mercy given to you they may now get mercy. 32  For God has let them all go against his orders, so that he might have mercy on them all.

33  O how deep is the wealth of the wisdom and knowledge of God! no one is able to make discovery of his decisions, and his ways may not be searched out. 34  Who has knowledge of the mind of the Lord? or who has taken part in his purposes? 35  Or who has first given to him, and it will be given back to him again? 36  For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things. To him be the glory for ever. So be it.

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