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
    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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