Romans 11:6

“And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if by grace, then is it no more of workes: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it bee of workes, then is it no more grace, otherwise worke is no more worke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if it is by grace, it is no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if it is of grace, then it is no longer of works: or grace would not be grace.
- Basic English Bible

But if by grace, no longer of works: since [otherwise] grace is no more grace.
- Darby Bible

And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
- Webster's Bible

But if it is in His grace that He has selected them, then His choice is no longer determined by human actions. Otherwise grace would be grace no longer.
- Weymouth Bible

And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.
- World English Bible

And if it be bi the grace of God, it is not now of werkis; ellis grace is not now grace.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if by grace, no more of works, otherwise the grace becometh no more grace; and if of works, it is no more grace, otherwise the work is no more work.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 11:6


11:6 And if by grace, then it is no more of works - Whether ceremonial or moral. Else grace is no longer grace - The very nature of grace is lost. And if it be of works, then it is no more grace: else work is no longer work - But the very nature of it is destroyed. There is something so absolutely inconsistent between the being justified by grace, and the being justified by works, that, if you suppose either, you of necessity exclude the other. For what is given to works is the payment of a debt; whereas grace implies an unmerited favour. So that the same benefit cannot, in the very nature of things, be derived from both.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 11:6


Ro 11:6 If by grace, then [is it] no more of works. The salvation of the gospel is by grace. that is, it is the gift which springs from the love of God. If that be true, it is not to be earned by the works of the Jewish law. Paul is very emphatic is showing that the Jewish Christians were saved, not because they deserved it on account of keeping the law blameless, but because they accepted the offered mercy of God.

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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