Romans 11:31

“Euen so haue these also now not beleeued, that through your mercy they also may obtaine mercy.”

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Other Translations

Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
- King James Version

so these also now have been disobedient, that because of the mercy shown to you they also may now be shown mercy.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

even so have these also now been disobedient, that by the mercy shown to you they also may now obtain mercy.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So in the same way these have gone against the orders of God, so that by the mercy given to you they may now get mercy.
- Basic English Bible

so these also have now not believed in your mercy, in order that *they* also may be objects of mercy.
- Darby Bible

Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
- Webster's Bible

so now they also have been disobedient at a time when you are receiving mercy; so that to them too there may now be mercy.
- Weymouth Bible

even so these also have now been disobedient, that by the mercy shown to you they may also obtain mercy.
- World English Bible

so and these now bileueden not in to youre merci, that also thei geten merci.
- Wycliffe Bible

so also these now did not believe, that in your kindness they also may find kindness;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Romans 11:31


Ro 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed. These Jews who were now in unbelief. Their disobedience had opened the door for the Gentiles. That through your mercy they may also obtain mercy. But the mercy shown the Gentiles, the fact that they are honoring and worshiping God, shall be a means of converting the Jews. Thus shall "they also [the Jews] may also obtain mercy".

Discussion for Romans 11

  • Vanessa
    God made a promise to Abraham he being the olive tree, the Church his people would be saved, by their boasting of being God's chosen we gentiles being heathens would never be worthy of God's grace, why God broke branches off, so we should live grateful,humble and walk in faith, giving thanks to the Father always , die to our fleshly ways so we may be saved, don't be boastful we can be cut off
  • 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.

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