Romans 11:5

“Euen so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




Viewing the original 1611 KJV with archaic English spelling.
Click to switch to the Standard KJV.

Other Translations

Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
- King James Version

In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time a remnant according to {God's} gracious choice.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the same way, there are at this present time some who are marked out by the selection of grace.
- Basic English Bible

Thus, then, in the present time also there has been a remnant according to election of grace.
- Darby Bible

Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
- Webster's Bible

In the same way also at the present time there has come to be a remnant whom God in His grace has selected.
- Weymouth Bible

Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
- World English Bible

So therfor also in this tyme, the relifs ben maad saaf, bi the chesyng of the grace of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

So then also in the present time a remnant according to the choice of grace there hath been;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 11:5


11:5 According to the election of grace - According to that gracious purpose of God, He that believeth shall be saved.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 11:5


Ro 11:5 Even so . . . there is a remnant. As in the times of Ahab, there is "a remnant", a portion of Israel left, which is faithful. According to the election of grace. Godet says: ``The ideas contained in these words is this: In virtue of the election of Israel as the salvation people, God has not left them in our days without a faithful remnant any more than he did the in the kingdom of the Ten Tribes at the period when a far grosser heathenism prevailed.'' The idea is that Israel was the elected (chosen people), and out of it God had always preserved a remnant by his grace. The election of individuals is not referred to, but the election of a remnant to represent the race.

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..

What Do You Think of Romans 11?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...

Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread

Bible Options

Sponsored Links