Romans 11 ©

1 The apostle, having spoken of the rejection of the Jews and of the calling of the Gentiles, teaches further that this rejection is not universal over all the Jews, which he proves by his own example. 2 As also by the unchangeableness of God’s election; and by the example of the times of Elijah. 5 Yet that those who are saved of them, are saved not by their works, but by grace. 7 And that the rest perish by their own stubbornness. 8 Which he proves out of the Scripture. 11 Afterwards he admonishes the Gentiles that they must not lift themselves up against the Jews, seeing their rejection was an occasion of the calling of the Gentiles; by whom the Jews shall also be stirred up, to believe likewise after their example; seeing they belong to the covenant. 17 And the Gentiles, before they were called, were strangers from it; but were called by mere grace. 19 That therefore the Gentiles must look well to it, that they be not likewise rejected for their disobedience. 25 For the same end he reveals a mystery, that after the conversion of the Gentiles, the Jews shall also be converted. 26 Which he confirms out of Scripture. 28 And because God still loves them for the fathers’ sake. 30 So that the same God, Who has been gracious to the Gentiles, will also do the same to the Jews. 33 Finally he concludes with an admiration at the great wisdom of God in the ordering of the salvation of men. 36 The beginning, continuance and end whereof is ascribed to Him.


I 1SAY then, Hatha God 2cast away 3his people? God forbid. Forb I also am 4an Israelite, 5of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe 6of Benjamin.


God hath not 7cast away 8his people which he 9foreknew. 10Wot ye not what the scripture saith 11of Elias? how he 12maketh intercession to God 13against Israel, saying,


Lord,c they have killed thy prophets, and 14digged down 15thine altars; and I am left alone, and they 16seek my life.


But what saith the answer 17of God unto him? Id have 18reserved to myself 19seven thousand 20men, who have not bowed 21the knee to the image of 22Baal.


Evene so then 23at this present time also there is 24a remnant 25according to the election of grace.


Andf if by 26grace, 27then is it no more 28of works: 29otherwise grace is 30no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it 31no more grace: otherwise work is 32no more work.


33What 34then? 35Israelg hath not obtained that which he 36seeketh for; but 37the election hath obtained it, and 38the rest were 39blinded


(According as it is written, Godh hath given them the 40spirit of 41slumber, 42eyesi that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) 43unto this day.


And 44David saith, Let theirj45table be made 46a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and 47a recompence unto them:


Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and 48bow down their back alway.


49I say then, Have they stumbled that they 50should fall? God forbid: but rather through their 51fall 52salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke 53them 54to jealousy.


Now if 55the fall of them be 56the riches 57of the world, and 58the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more 59their fulness?


60For I speak to you Gentiles, 61inasmuchk as I am the apostle 62of the Gentiles, I 63magnify 64mine office:


If by any means I may provoke 65to emulation them which are 66my flesh, and might 67save 68some 69of them.


For if the 70casting away 71of them be 72the reconciling 73of the world, what shall 74the receiving of them be, but 75life from the dead?


For if 76the firstfruit be 77holy, 78the lump is also holy: and if 79the root be holy, so are 80the branches.


And if 81some of the branches 82be broken off, and 83thou, being 84a wild olive tree, 85wert graffedl in 86among them, and with them partakest 87of the root and fatness 88ofm the olive tree;


Boast not against 89the branches. But if thou boast, 90thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.


91Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.


92Well; because of unbelief they 93were broken off, and 94thou standest by faith. 95Be not highminded,n but 96fear:


For if God 97spared not 98the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not 99thee.


100Behold therefore 101the goodness and 102severity of God: 103on them which fell, severity; but 104toward thee, goodness, 105if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise 106thou also shalt be 107cut off.


Ando108they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be 109graffed in: for God is able to 110graff them in again.


For if 111thou 112wert cut out of the olive tree 113which is wild by nature, and wert graffedp114contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall 115these, which be the natural branches, be graffed 116into their own olive tree?


For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of 117this mystery, lest ye should be 118wise in your own conceits; that 119blindness 120in part is happened to 121Israel, untilq122the fulness of the Gentiles 123be come in.


And 124so 125all Israel shall be 126saved: asr it is written, There shall come out of Sion 127the Deliverer, and shall turn away 128ungodliness 129from Jacob:


For this is my covenant 130unto them, when I shall take away their sins.


131As 132concerning the gospel, they are 133enemies 134for your sakes: but 135as touching the election, they are 136beloved 137for the fathers' sakes.


For the gifts and calling of God are 138without repentance.


For as 139ye 140in times past have 141not believed God, yet have now obtained 142mercy 143through their unbelief:


Even so have these also 144now not believed, that through 145your mercy they also may obtain 146mercy.


Fors God hath 147concludedt them 148all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon 149all.


150O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge 151of God! Howu unsearchable are 152his judgments, and 153his ways past finding out!


Forv who hath known 154the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his 155counsellor?


Orw who hath 156first given to him, and it shall be 157recompensed unto him again?


Forx158of him, and 159through him, and 160to him, are 161all things: to whom be glory for ever. 162Amen.