Romans 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I would not, brethren, that ye should bee ignorant of this mysterie (least yee should bee wise in your owne conceits) that blindnesse in part is happened to Israel, vntill the fulnes of the Gentiles be come in.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery--so that you will not be wise in your own estimation--that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I would not, brethren, have you ignorant of this mystery, lest ye be wise in your own conceits, that a hardening in part hath befallen Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For it is my desire, brothers, that this secret may be clear to you, so that you may not have pride in your knowledge, that Israel has been made hard in part, till all the Gentiles have come in;
- Basic English Bible

For I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, of this mystery, that ye may not be wise in your own conceits, that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the nations be come in;
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

For there is a truth, brethren, not revealed hitherto, of which I do not wish to leave you in ignorance, for fear you should attribute superior wisdom to yourselves--the truth, I mean, that partial blindness has fallen upon Israel until the great mass of the Gentiles have come in;
- Weymouth Bible

For I don't desire you to be ignorant, brothers, of this mystery, so that you won't be wise in your own conceits, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in,
- World English Bible

But, britheren, Y wole not that ye vnknowen this mysterie, that ye be not wise to you silf; for blyndenesse hath feld a parti in Israel, til that the plente of hethene men entride,
- Wycliffe Bible

For I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, of this secret -- that ye may not be wise in your own conceits -- that hardness in part to Israel hath happened till the fulness of the nations may come in;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 11:25


11:25 St. Paul calls any truth known but to a few, a mystery. Such had been the calling of the gentiles: such was now the conversion of the Jews. Lest ye should be wise in your own conceits - Puffed up with your present advantages; dreaming that ye are the only church; or that the church of Rome cannot fail. Hardness in part is happened to Israel, till - Israel therefore is neither totally nor finally rejected. The fullness of the gentiles be come in - Till there be a vast harvest amongst the heathens.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 11:25


Ro 11:25 I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery. Any secret thing, known to but a few, is called "a mystery". The mystery that Paul is about to unfold is concerning the conversion of Israel. He unfolds it lest the Gentile Christians should be wise in your own conceits, or may have incorrect views. The first thing noted in explaining this mystery, is that blindness in part hath happened to Israel. This blindness, or hardening, had been due to Israel's sins, especially to unbelief. The second fact is that it would continue until the fulness of the Gentiles shall be come in, or the greater part of the Gentile world been converted.

Discussion for Romans 11

  • Norm
    God will not take back His gifts or calling to you. Pray to the Father asking Him to lead you and guide you to understanding, faith and obedience by His Spirit. Be blessed in Christ Jesus the Saviour. Amen. Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
  • Tony
    What do Romans chapter 11 verse 29 mean
  • Lilian
    If we abide God in our life then his words must be abide in us too. Without obedience to his words we wont recieve any blessings, healings, miracles, signs and wonders for God's words is powerful than the edge of the sword. He who drinks the living water (the word of God) shall never be thirsty. Fix your eyes to Jesus and lean not with your own understanding for God is God thanks be to Jesus Amen
  • MockingBird
    I stand in AWE !!!! In the presence of my Lord God and Savour !!!! The riches of His wisdom and knowledge is greater than I will ever be able to comprehend . Greater than silver , gold, and precious jewels !!!! More to be desired than all these things. We are rich in our Lord Jesus Christ. We have an inheritance that exceeds any inheritance that you can get here on this earth .
  • James
    There is know way our mind can under stand God. By watching the sky at night my mind just wanders from star to star.
  • I will not try to impress you by telling you who I am, however please note the following. Saul of Tarsus the apostle Paul was the "one and only" apostle to the Gentiles.I am sure you realize this. Does your bible indicate this fact in Romans 11:13.If it does not, then you are in violation of the text. Trust me, I know what I am talking about.

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