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Romans 11 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:1 - So I ask, God has not rejected his people, has he? Absolutely not! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:2 - God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew! Do you not know what the scripture says about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:3 - "Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have demolished your altars; I alone am left and they are seeking my life!"
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:4 - But what was the divine response to him? "I have kept for myself seven thousand people who have not bent the knee to Baal."
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:5 - So in the same way at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:6 - And if it is by grace, it is no longer by works, otherwise grace would no longer be grace.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:7 - What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was diligently seeking, but the elect obtained it. The rest were hardened,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:8 - as it is written, "God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, to this very day."
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:9 - And David says, "Let their table become a snare and trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:10 - let their eyes be darkened so that they may not see, and make their backs bend continually."
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:11 - I ask then, they did not stumble into an irrevocable fall, did they? Absolutely not! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make Israel jealous.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:12 - Now if their transgression means riches for the world and their defeat means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full restoration bring?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:13 - Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Seeing that I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:14 - if somehow I could provoke my people to jealousy and save some of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:15 - For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:16 - If the first portion of the dough offered is holy, then the whole batch is holy, and if the root is holy, so too are the branches.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:17 - Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among them and participated in the richness of the olive root,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:18 - do not boast over the branches. But if you boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:19 - Then you will say, "The branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in."
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:20 - Granted! They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but fear!
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:21 - For if God did not spare the natural branches, perhaps he will not spare you.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:22 - Notice therefore the kindness and harshness of God - harshness toward those who have fallen, but God's kindness toward you, provided you continue in his kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:23 - And even they - if they do not continue in their unbelief - will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:24 - For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:25 - For I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: A partial hardening has happened to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:26 - And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: "The Deliverer will come out of Zion; he will remove ungodliness from Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:27 - And this is my covenant with them, when I take away their sins."
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:28 - In regard to the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but in regard to election they are dearly loved for the sake of the fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:29 - For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:30 - Just as you were formerly disobedient to God, but have now received mercy due to their disobedience,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:31 - so they too have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive mercy.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:32 - For God has consigned all people to disobedience so that he may show mercy to them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:33 - Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how fathomless his ways!
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:34 - For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:35 - Or who has first given to God, that God needs to repay him?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:36 - For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever! Amen.

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