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 for 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 (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 for Romans 11:7

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.

Discussion for Romans 11:7

  • Howard on Romans 11:7
    So from what I read the elect are people who are saved not Israel many pastors say the elect is Israel but Israel don't except Christ and are blind therefor they are not the elect of God the saved are. Would you agree with this statement.
  • The Elect of God and The Times of the Gentiles - in Reply on Romans 11:7
    Galatians 3:14

    That the blessing of Abraham MIGHT COME ON THE GENTILES through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith."

    Luke 21:24

    24And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the (presently the elect) GENTILES BE FULFILLED.

    25And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

    26Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

    27And then shall they see the SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great glory.

    28And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

    Comment by Mishael:

    The Gentiles were grafted in, to become the Elect. The Jews were grafted OUT. Google "the Graft" scriptures.

    The Jews are Spiritually blinded and deafened so they may not see or hear the Gospel of their Messiah Jesus Christ. They're certainly not going to believe God has divorced them.

    WHEN the "catching away" of the Church occurs. Blind eyes and deaf Ears are going to be OPENED suddenly. The Jews will suddenly BE THE ELECT once again. They will know only the Messiah can do what has been done. They will have to cling to Jesus during the 2nd half of Redemption: Rapture to staging of Armageddon.

    You must understand that even then; even after all the Miracles of Jesus preserving His Elect: some Jews will not relinquish their "control" over the power they have coveted for thousands of years.

    Fix your eyes on Jesus on walk right into His arms. This is your Beloved; your Husband: who has fully forgiven you and grafted you into the Vine once more, eternally. The Lord of Glory. Come back now.

  • Carleton - in Reply on Romans 11:7
    I can say with assurance that I was adopted into the elect (Israel) by being born again and my willingness to be Baptized as a visible sign into His church. Like a marriage, as long as I am found faithful.

    This also leads me to the thought that the harvest field is ripe and perhaps, some areas more ripe than others.



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