Romans 11:12

“Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them, the riches of the Gentiles: how much more their fulnesse?”

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Now if the fall of them [be] the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
- King James Version

Now if their transgression is riches for the world and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their fulfillment be!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now if their fall, is the riches of the world, and their loss the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now, if their fall is the wealth of the world, and their loss the wealth of the Gentiles, how much greater will be the glory when they are made full?
- Basic English Bible

But if their fall [be the] world's wealth, and their loss [the] wealth of [the] nations, how much rather their fulness?
- Darby Bible

Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fullness?
- Webster's Bible

and if their lapse is the enriching of the world, and their overthrow the enriching of the Gentiles, will not still greater good follow their restoration?
- Weymouth Bible

Now if their fall is the riches of the world, and their loss the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fullness?
- World English Bible

That if the gilt of hem ben richessis of the world, and the makyng lesse of hem ben richessis of hethene men, hou myche more the plente of hem?
- Wycliffe Bible

and if the fall of them [is] the riches of a world, and the diminution of them the riches of nations, how much more the fulness of them?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 11:12


11:12 The first part of this verse is treated of, #Rom 11:13|, &c; the latter, How much more their fulness, (that is, their full conversion,) #Rom 11:23|, &c. So many prophecies refer to this grand event, that it is surprising any Christian can doubt of it. And these are greatly confirmed by the wonderful preservation of the Jews as a distinct people to this day. When it is accomplished, it will be so strong a demonstration, both of the Old and New Testament revelation, as will doubtless convince many thousand Deists, in countries nominally Christian; of whom there will, of course, be increasing multitudes among merely nominal Christians. And this will be a means of swiftly propagating the gospel among Mahometans and Pagans; who would probably have received it long ago, had they conversed only with real Christians.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 11:12


Ro 11:12 If the fall of them [be] the riches of the world. In contributing to the conversion of the Gentiles their fall has been "riches". How much more their fulness? In the remaining part of the chapter the apostle shows the grand results which will follow the final conversion of the Jewish nation as a body.

Discussion for Romans 11

  • Eric
    On the second paragraph of this chapter's commentary, I beg to differ. One Abraham is not the root but Christ is. We are are grafted in Christ as the olive tree for He alone is Holy and hence if the root be holy so are the branches. Second we are saved by grace hence made heirs through the faith of Christ and not Abraham, Abraham was mere man like the rest of us. John 1:12, we are children of God.
  • LYLE R SHORT
    The olive tree analogy is speaking only of Israel and Gentiles who became part of Israel. That has to be the case since the body of Christ never had or has conditional salvation, but Israel did. To truly understand this chapter one has to know all the rest of Paul's epistles. Israel, the body of Christ and the little flock of faithful Jews are separate entities.
  • Bob
    In it's context, Romans 9, 10 and 11 is to and about the nation of Israel, how they had it's standing with God, how they lost its' special standing when they rejected Christ and how they will be born again during Christ's second coming. They were born the first time in Exodus 4:22 when they were delivered out of Egypt and received the Old Covenant, they will be required to be born again.
  • D W L
    Amen, Alex Jesus said you Must be Born Again. Very easy to see there is no debate or what we think it’s MUST.
  • BSP
    Verse 33: there is no end to what we can learn about Jehovah God’s thoughts, words, or ways.
  • Gonzalo
    As silly humans we try to rationalize, dispute, make arguments, make our own private interpretations , But in verse : 33--- O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! is the answer, we will never understand his ways.---There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD..

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