Romans 11:35

“Or who hath first giuen to him, and it shall bee recompensed vnto him againe?”

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Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
- King James Version

- New American Standard Version (1995)

or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Or who has first given to him, and it will be given back to him again?
- Basic English Bible

or who has first given to him, and it shall be rendered to him?
- Darby Bible

Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed to him again?
- Webster's Bible

Who has first given God anything, so as to receive payment in return?
- Weymouth Bible

Or who has first given to him, and it will be repaid to him again?
- World English Bible

and it schal be quyt to hym?
- Wycliffe Bible

or who did first give to Him, and it shall be given back to him again?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 11:35

11:35 Given to him - Either wisdom or power?

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.
    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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