11:1-3 I say then, Hath God cast away his
people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham,
of the tribe of Benjamin. God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew.
Wot (first and third person singular present tense
of wit, means 'to know') ye not what the scripture saith of Elias
Greek form of Elijah)? how he maketh
intercession to God against Israel, saying, Lord, they have killed thy
prophets and digged down thine altars, and I am left alone and they seek
11:4,5 But what saith the answer of God
unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed
the knee to the image of Baal. 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 it be 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 blinded.
11:8-10 (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) unto this day. And David saith, Let their table be made a snare and
a trap and a stumblingblock and a recompence unto them. Let their
eyes be darkened, that they may not see and bow down their back alway.
11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid.
But rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for
to provoke them to jealousy.
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 fulness? For I
speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I
magnify mine office. If by any means I may provoke to emulation
them which are my flesh and might save some of them. For if the casting
away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving
of them be, but life from the dead?
11:16 For if the first fruit be holy, the lump is also holy. And if
the root be holy, so are the branches.
11:17-19 And if some of the branches be broken off and thou, being
a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them and with them partakest of
the root and fatness of the olive tree, Boast not against the branches.
But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt
say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off and thou standest
by faith. Be not highminded, 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-(original
'sharpness, abruptness, curtness'; in other words God doesn't play around;
He doesn't play games (Daniel 9:14;
12:10,14,15,23), so – always do your best) of
God. On them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue
in his goodness. Otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
11:23,24 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall
be graffed in, for God is able to graff them in again. For if thou wert
cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature and wert graffed contrary
to nature into a good olive tree, how much more shall these, which be the
natural branches, be graffed 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 is happened to Israel, until the
fulness of the Gentiles 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 unto them, when I shall take away their
11:28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but
as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.
11:29 For the gifts
calling of God are without
repentance (God does not retrieve
what He has given you – ever!).
11:30,31 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now
obtained mercy through their unbelief: 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
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 finding out!
11:34 For who hath known the mind of the
Lord? Or who hath been his counselor?
11:35 Or who hath first given to him and it shall be recompensed unto
11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are
all things, to whom be glory for ever.