Romans 11:30

“For as yee in times past haue not beleeued God, yet haue now obtained mercy through their vnbeliefe:”

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For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
- King James Version

For just as you once were disobedient to God, but now have been shown mercy because of their disobedience,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For as ye in time past were disobedient to God, but now have obtained mercy by their disobedience,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For as you, in time past, were not under the rule of God, but now have got mercy through their turning away,
- Basic English Bible

For as indeed *ye* [also] once have not believed in God, but now have been objects of mercy through the unbelief of *these*;
- Darby Bible

For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief;
- Webster's Bible

but just as you were formerly disobedient to Him, but now have received mercy at a time when they are disobedient,
- Weymouth Bible

For as you in time past were disobedient to God, but now have obtained mercy by their disobedience,
- World English Bible

And as sum tyme also ye bileueden not to God, but now ye han gete mercy for the vnbileue of hem;
- Wycliffe Bible

for as ye also once did not believe in God, and now did find kindness by the unbelief of these:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Romans 11:30


Ro 11:30 For as ye. The Gentiles. In times past have not believed in God, etc. Formerly they were without God, but had now obtained mercy. This was due, indirectly, as shown, to the Jewish unbelief.

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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