Romans 11:7

“What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for, but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

What then? What Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

What then? that which Israel seeketh for, that he obtained not; but the election obtained it, and the rest were hardened:
- American Standard Version (1901)

What then? That which Israel was searching for he did not get, but those of the selection got it and the rest were made hard.
- Basic English Bible

What [is it] then? What Israel seeks for, that he has not obtained; but the election has obtained, and the rest have been blinded,
- Darby Bible

What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.
- Webster's Bible

How then does the matter stand? It stands thus. That which Israel are in earnest pursuit of, they have not obtained; but God's chosen servants have obtained it, and the rest have become hardened.
- Weymouth Bible

What then? That which Israel seeks for, that he didn't obtain, but the chosen ones obtained it, and the rest were hardened.
- World English Bible

What thanne? Israel hath not getun this that he souyte, but eleccioun hath getun; and the othere ben blyndid.
- Wycliffe Bible

What then? What Israel doth seek after, this it did not obtain, and the chosen did obtain, and the rest were hardened,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 11:7


11:7 What then - What is the conclusion from the whole? It is this: that Israel in general hath not obtained justification; but those of them only who believe. And the rest were blinded - By their own wilful prejudice.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 11:7


Ro 11:7 What then? What is the inference from the fact that the greater part of Israel has fallen away? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for. It is that Israel has not obtained what it hoped and sought for, justification by the law, and is under condemnation, but the election hath obtained it. "The election" means "the elect", and this term is applied to all believers. Here it is limited to that portion of the elect people, Israel, which had accepted Christ, and hence were an elect remnant. That "election" does not mean a decree that an individual shall be eternally saved is shown by 2Pe 1:10. If an individual was elected before time began to eternal salvation by a divine decree, no act of his could render his election surer. The scriptural election is one that requires diligence on our part, and effort to keep from falling. The rest were blinded. Israel had eyes and saw not. See Isa 6:9 and see PNT "Mt 13:14". The Savior says they were blinded because they closed their eyes. It was their own act.

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