11:1 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? By no means. For
I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, [of] the tribe
11:2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Know
ye not what the scripture saith of Elijah? how he maketh
intercession to God against Israel, saying,
11:3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thy
altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
11:4 But what saith the answer of God to him? I have reserved to
myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal.
11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant
according to the election of grace.
11:6 And if by grace, then [is it] no more of works: otherwise
grace is no more grace. But if of works, then is it no more
grace: otherwise work is no more work.
11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh
for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were
11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit
of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they
should not hear;) to this day.
11:9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a
trap, and a stumbling-block, and a recompense to them:
11:10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow
down their back always.
11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? By
no means: but [rather] through their fall salvation [is come]
to the Gentiles, to provoke them to jealousy.
11:12 Now if the fall of them [be] the riches of the world, and
the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much
more their fullness?
11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle
of the Gentiles, I magnify my office:
11:14 If by any means I may incite to emulation [them who are]
my flesh, and may save some of them.
11:15 For if the rejection of them [be] the reconciling of the
world, what [shall] the receiving [of them be], but life from
11:16 For if the first fruit [is] holy, the lump [is] also
[holy]: and if the root [is] holy, so [are] the branches.
11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being
a wild olive-tree, art ingrafted among them, and with them
partakest of the root and fatness of the olive-tree;
11:18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boastest, thou
bearest not the root, but the root thee.
11:19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I
might be ingrafted.
11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou
standest by faith. Be not high-minded, but fear:
11:21 For if God spared not the natural branches, [take heed]
lest he also spare not thee.
11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them
who fell, severity; but towards thee, goodness, if thou shalt
continue in [his] goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut
11:23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall
be ingrafted: for God is able to ingraft them again.
11:24 For if thou wast cut out of the olive-tree which is wild
by nature, and wast ingrafted contrary to nature into a good
olive-tree; how much more shall these, which are the natural
[branches], be grafted into their own olive-tree?
11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of
this mystery, (lest ye should be wise in your own conceits)
that blindness in part hath happened to Israel, until the
fullness of the Gentiles shall be come in.
11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There
shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away
ungodliness from Jacob:
11:27 For this [is] my covenant to them, when I shall take away
11:28 As concerning the gospel, [they are] enemies for your
sakes: but as concerning the election, [they are] beloved for
the father's sakes.
11:29 For the gifts and calling of God [are] without repentance.
11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have
now obtained mercy through their unbelief;
11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through
your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might
have mercy upon all.
11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge
of God! how unsearchable [are] his judgments, and his ways past
11:34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been
11:35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be
recompensed to him again?
11:36 For from him, and by him, and to him [are] all things: to
whom [be] glory for ever. Amen.