Romans 11:1-18 Darby’s Translation

The Remnant of Israel

11 1  I say then, Has God cast away his people? Far be the thought. For I also am an Israelite, of [the] seed of Abraham, of [the] tribe of Benjamin. 2  God has not cast away his people whom he foreknew. Know ye not what the scripture says in [the history of] Elias, how he pleads with God against Israel? 3  Lord, they have killed thy prophets, they have dug down thine altars; and I have been left alone, and they seek my life. 4  But what says the divine answer to him? I have left to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed knee to Baal. 5  Thus, then, in the present time also there has been a remnant according to election of grace. 6  But if by grace, no longer of works: since [otherwise] grace is no more grace. 7  What [is it] then? What Israel seeks for, that he has not obtained; but the election has obtained, and the rest have been blinded, 8  according as it is written, God has given to them a spirit of slumber, eyes not to see, and ears not to hear, unto this day. 9  And David says, Let their table be for a snare, and for a gin, and for a fall-trap, and for a recompense to them: 10  let their eyes be darkened not to see, and bow down their back alway.

The Salvation of the Gentiles

11  I say then, Have they stumbled in order that they might fall? Far be the thought: but by their fall [there is] salvation to the nations to provoke them to jealousy. 12  But if their fall [be the] world's wealth, and their loss [the] wealth of [the] nations, how much rather their fulness? 13  For I speak to you, the nations, inasmuch as I am apostle of nations, I glorify my ministry; 14  if by any means I shall provoke to jealousy [them which are] my flesh, and shall save some from among them. 15  For if their casting away [be the] world's reconciliation, what [their] reception but life from among [the] dead? 16  Now if the first-fruit [be] holy, the lump also; and if the root [be] holy, the branches also. 17  Now if some of the branches have been broken out, and thou, being a wild olive tree, hast been grafted in amongst them, and hast become a fellow-partaker of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree, 18  boast not against the branches; but if thou boast, [it is] not thou bearest the root, but the root thee.


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