5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

Other Translations of Romans 11:5

New International Version

5 So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.

English Standard Version

5 So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace.

The Message

5 It's the same today. There's a fiercely loyal minority still - not many, perhaps, but probably more than you think.

New King James Version

5 Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

New Living Translation

5 It is the same today, for a few of the people of Israel have remained faithful because of God's grace-his undeserved kindness in choosing them.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Romans 11:5

Commentary on Romans 11:1-10

(Read Romans 11:1-10)

There was a chosen remnant of believing Jews, who had righteousness and life by faith in Jesus Christ. These were kept according to the election of grace. If then this election was of grace, it could not be of works, either performed or foreseen. Every truly good disposition in a fallen creature must be the effect, therefore it cannot be the cause, of the grace of God bestowed on him. Salvation from the first to the last must be either of grace or of debt. These things are so directly contrary to each other that they cannot be blended together. God glorifies his grace by changing the hearts and tempers of the rebellious. How then should they wonder and praise him! The Jewish nation were as in a deep sleep, without knowledge of their danger, or concern about it; having no sense of their need of the Saviour, or of their being upon the borders of eternal ruin. David, having by the Spirit foretold the sufferings of Christ from his own people, the Jews, foretells the dreadful judgments of God upon them for it, Psalm 69. This teaches us how to understand other prayers of David against his enemies; they are prophecies of the judgments of God, not expressions of his own anger. Divine curses will work long; and we have our eyes darkened, if we are bowed down in worldly-mindedness.