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
    Child of God - We, the Gentiles, were grafted in. God DOES NOT think like we think. He has provided FULL salvation for us , just as He did for Israel in the O.T. When we are saved we are granted the FULL benefits of that salvation. God is NO respecter of persons, Rom. 2:11; Jas, 2:9; Pro 24:3. No, we are indeed NOT 'step-children'. He wants all to be saved and come to the KNOWLEDGE of the truth.
  • Bruce
    Sentinel:Read John 6:44:called,if you feel a tug on your Heart ask Forgiveness! You will be Washed,Revelation 1:5 and Baptized with The Holy Ghost,Mark 1:8 / You will be changed 2Corinthians 5:17, You will know, Impossible not too! If Saved. You will tell everyone, just like the ones Jesus Healed. It was WOW, Amazing. I thought everyone would get Saved! Soon found out they didn't want to hear it.
  • Sentinel
    What is this about the remnant, the foreknown, and what does it have to do with us. How do you know then if we are known by God for salvation or damnation. There is still work to be done if you are aware. If I claim salvation based on Paul's teaching, is that it. Sittin' round waiting to die? There's study to find yourself approved. There's the inner life of prayer and inspection. Much todo
  • Wayne
    Child of God, 1 John 3:1-3, Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called THE SONS OF GOD. Beloved, now are we the sons of God.GBU
  • LaVonne
    "child of God" Statements concerning being step children would make God unfair, he would have to chose who he would give his inheritance to. Romans 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God. Rev. 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God and he shall be my son. Rewards will be given to every man according to his work
    Rev 22:12 NO STEP CHILDREN











  • Bruce
    Child:For ye we have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received The Spirit of adoption whereby we cry Abba,Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with Our Spirit,that we are The Children of God:(17:And if children, then Heirs;Heirs of God and Joint Heirs with Christ if so be that we suffer with Him that we may be also glorified together. Romans 8:15-17 /Full Blessing

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