Romans 11:32

“For God hath concluded them all in vnbeliefe, that he might haue mercy vpon all.”

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Other Translations

For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
- King James Version

For God has shut up all in disobedience so that He may show mercy to all.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For God hath shut up all unto disobedience, that he might have mercy upon all.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For God has let them all go against his orders, so that he might have mercy on them all.
- Basic English Bible

For God hath shut up together all in unbelief, in order that he might shew mercy to all.
- Darby Bible

For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
- Webster's Bible

For God has locked up all in the prison of unbelief, that upon all alike He may have mercy.
- Weymouth Bible

For God has shut up all to disobedience, that he might have mercy on all.
- World English Bible

For God closide alle thingis togidere in vnbileue, that he haue mercy on alle.
- Wycliffe Bible

for God did shut up together the whole to unbelief, that to the whole He might do kindness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 11:32


11:32 For God hath shut up all together in disobedience - Suffering each in their turn to revolt from him. First, God suffered the gentiles in the early age to revolt, and took the family of Abraham as a peculiar seed to himself. Afterwards he permitted them to fall through unbelief, and took in the believing gentiles. And he did even this to provoke the Jews to jealousy, and so bring them also in the end to faith. This was truly a mystery in the divine conduct, which the apostle adores with such holy astonishment.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 11:32


Ro 11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief. Hath included all under disobedience. First the Gentiles were disobedient, but now were called. Now the Jews were disobedient, but would finally be saved. That he may have mercy upon all. God would have mercy on all, both Jew and Gentile.

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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