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Romans 11 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Israel’s Rejection Not Total
Jews and Gentiles Grafted into One Tree
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:1 - I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:2 - God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:3 - “LORD, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life”?[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:4 - But what does the divine response say to him? “I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:5 - Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:6 - And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace.[fn] But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:7 - What then? Israel has not obtained what it seeks; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:8 - Just as it is written:

“God has given them a spirit of stupor,
Eyes that they should not see
And ears that they should not hear,
To this very day.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:9 - And David says:

“Let their table become a snare and a trap,
A stumbling block and a recompense to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:10 - Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see,
And bow down their back always.”
Israel’s Rejection Not Final
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:11 - I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:12 - Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness!
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:13 - For I speak to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:14 - if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:15 - For if their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:16 - For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:17 - And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:18 - do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:19 - You will say then, “Branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:20 - Well said. Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be haughty, but fear.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:21 - For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:22 - Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness,[fn] if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:23 - And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:24 - For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, who are natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:25 - For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:26 - And so all Israel will be saved,[fn] as it is written:

“The Deliverer will come out of Zion,
And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:27 - For this is My covenant with them,
When I take away their sins.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:28 - Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:29 - For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:30 - For as you were once disobedient to God, yet have now obtained mercy through their disobedience,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:31 - even so these also have now been disobedient, that through the mercy shown you they also may obtain mercy.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:32 - For God has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:33 - Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:34 - “For who has known the mind of the LORD?
who has become His counselor?”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:35 - “Or who has first given to Him
And it shall be repaid to him?”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:36 - For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.
NKJV Footnotes
1 Kings 19:10, 14
1 Kings 19:18
NU-Text omits the rest of this verse.
Deuteronomy 29:4; Isaiah 29:10
Psalm 69:22, 23
NU-Text adds of God.
Or delivered
Isaiah 59:20, 21
Isaiah 40:13; Jeremiah 23:18
Job 41:11

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