“And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.”
King James Version (KJV)
9:29 As Isaiah had said before - Namely, #Isa 1:9|, concerning those who were besieged in Jerusalem by Rezin and Pekah. Unless the Lord had left us a seed - Which denotes, The present paucity: The future abundance. We had been as Sodom - So that it is no unexampled thing for the main body of the Jewish nation to revolt from God, and perish in their sin.
Ro 9:29 As Esaias said before. Isaiah spoke this before he wrote what is quoted in Ro 9:27,28. This is found in Isa 1:9. This passage, like the other, shows that only "a remnant of Israel shall be saved". We had been as Sodoma and . . . Gommorah. Sodom and Gomorrah had perished on account of their sins. Had it not been for God's mercy, Israel would have been blotted out for the same cause.