Romans 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if by grace, then is it no more of workes: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it bee of workes, then is it no more grace, otherwise worke is no more worke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if it is by grace, it is no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if it is of grace, then it is no longer of works: or grace would not be grace.
- Basic English Bible

But if by grace, no longer of works: since [otherwise] grace is no more grace.
- Darby Bible

And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
- Webster's Bible

But if it is in His grace that He has selected them, then His choice is no longer determined by human actions. Otherwise grace would be grace no longer.
- Weymouth Bible

And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.
- World English Bible

And if it be bi the grace of God, it is not now of werkis; ellis grace is not now grace.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if by grace, no more of works, otherwise the grace becometh no more grace; and if of works, it is no more grace, otherwise the work is no more work.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 11:6


11:6 And if by grace, then it is no more of works - Whether ceremonial or moral. Else grace is no longer grace - The very nature of grace is lost. And if it be of works, then it is no more grace: else work is no longer work - But the very nature of it is destroyed. There is something so absolutely inconsistent between the being justified by grace, and the being justified by works, that, if you suppose either, you of necessity exclude the other. For what is given to works is the payment of a debt; whereas grace implies an unmerited favour. So that the same benefit cannot, in the very nature of things, be derived from both.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 11:6


Ro 11:6 If by grace, then [is it] no more of works. The salvation of the gospel is by grace. that is, it is the gift which springs from the love of God. If that be true, it is not to be earned by the works of the Jewish law. Paul is very emphatic is showing that the Jewish Christians were saved, not because they deserved it on account of keeping the law blameless, but because they accepted the offered mercy of God.

Discussion for Romans 11

  • 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.
  • Tim standley
    we are all part of the olive tree,with out discrimnation Jew,Gentile,all creeds.Grace keeps us whole.
  • John Madden for verse 22
    take heed if you think you stand you may fall...

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