Romans 11:28

“As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As concerning the Gospel, they are enemies for your sake: but as touching the election, they are beloued for the fathers sakes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

From the standpoint of the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but from the standpoint of {God's} choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

As touching the gospel, they are enemies for your sake: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sake.
- American Standard Version (1901)

As far as the good news is in question, they are cut off from God on account of you, but as far as the selection is in question, they are loved on account of the fathers.
- Basic English Bible

As regards the glad tidings, [they are] enemies on your account; but as regards election, beloved on account of the fathers.
- Darby Bible

As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as concerning the election, they are beloved for the father's sakes.
- Webster's Bible

In relation to the Good News, the Jews are God's enemies for your sakes; but in relation to God's choice they are dearly loved for the sake of their forefathers.
- Weymouth Bible

Concerning the Good News, they are enemies for your sake. But concerning the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sake.
- World English Bible

Aftir the gospel thei ben enemyes for you, but thei ben moost dereworthe bi the eleccioun for the fadris.
- Wycliffe Bible

As regards, indeed, the good tidings, [they are] enemies on your account; and as regards the choice -- beloved on account of the fathers;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 11:28


11:28 They are now enemies - To the gospel, to God, and to themselves, which God permits. For your sake: but as for the election - That part of them who believe, they are beloved.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 11:28


Ro 11:28 As concerning the gospel, [they are] enemies for your sake. Their rejection of the gospel had proved a blessing to the Gentile world. See Ro 11:11. Hence their enmity was allowed for the sake of the conversion of the Gentiles. As concerning the election, [they are] beloved for the father's sake. The nation was a chosen nation. Though enemies of God, God still remembered that they were children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and did not cast them off forever, but remembered them in love. To this day he has preserved Israel, and yet purposes the salvation of the nation.

Discussion for Romans 11

  • Irene123
    1 Cor. 2:16 - " ....., but we have the mind of Christ." Christ is the Word, the Word is the scriptures - which we have; God's will for us is in His Word. So we can know the mind of God to the extent we can read His word. The Bible is all we need to know of Him - until we get to Heaven - then we will know - ALL!!!
  • Irene123
    Rom. 11:28 states - As concerning the Gospel they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they ae beloved for the father's sakes." This lets us know that we should have any hatred, or become the enemy of the "branches" who were broken off, but that we should have love and mercy towards them. If it weren't for them, we wouldn't have been made partakers of the "Root". cont.
  • Bruce
    Frank:Mark 7:18-23. V:22-----pride, foolishness:23: all these evil things come from within and defile the man.
    John6:44,no man can come to me,except
    ll Corinthians5:17 Therefore If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:
    Matthew3:11---He shall baptize you with--
    Revelation20:15 and whosoever was not-
    How wonderful it is to be in the arms of The Savior! Next morning,Wow! I'm in new world !
  • James
    There is know way our mind can under stand God. By watching the sky at night my mind just wanders from star to star.
  • Tim standley
    we are all part of the olive tree,with out discrimnation Jew,Gentile,all creeds.Grace keeps us whole.
  • John Madden for verse 22
    take heed if you think you stand you may fall...

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