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

  • Edna
    God provided thru faith the Jews first and the gentiles(he is no respect of persons) a way to eternal life .He has not forgotten the Jews, that well he deal with later. Until all the gentiles come in then all will be saved
  • Skell
    Romans is our doctrine for today , we are in the But Now. For those that are looking for doctrine in the time past ,acts, or ages to come, are missing what God is doing today. Romans through Philemon have very different language than the rest of the bible, his writing were given to him from the Risen Lord, its for the Gentile the Body of Christ.
    Romans 2-16, Marinotha
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truths- Of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever.
  • Ray321
    Romans 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: God gave Paul an OFFICE. Paul speaks to the Gentiles, hear what he has to say...
  • Lu2677
    Bruce,John 6:44"draw"is a call, high calling of God. Romans 11:29 "For the gifts and calling of God, are without repentance." Apparently God called you with a"tug of the heart", but you cannot go around saying that it would happen to everyone that he calls.If this is what you are saying you are in breach of Ro.11:29, you are implying that one should repent/not saved; if they did not feel a tug.
  • Andy
    Sentinel God,s gift of salvation is a gift you cannot work to get it.
    You become born again you are changed this will produce in you a desire to serve God and do works. Works come as a result of a relationship with God not the other way around.
    Jesus death on the cross paid our debt no work we can ever do can equal His sacrifice

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