THE EPISTLE OF PAVL THE Apostle to the Romanes. Chapter 11
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1 God hath not cast off all Israel. 7 Some were elected, though the rest were hardened. 16 There is hope of their conuersion. 18 The Gentiles may not insult vpon them: 26 For there is a promise of their saluation. 33 Gods iudgements are vnsearchable.
1I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbidde. For I also am an Israelite of the seede of Abraham, of the tribe of Beniamin.
2God hath not cast away his people which hee foreknew. Wote yee not what the Scripture saieth of Elias? how hee maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,
The true, and wilde Oliue.
3Lord, they haue killed thy Prophets, and digged downe thine Altars, and I am left alone, and they seeke my life.3
4But what saieth the answere of God vnto him? I haue reserued to my selfe seuen thousand men, who haue not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.4
5Euen so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
6And 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.
7What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for, but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded,7
8According as it is written, God hath giuen them the spirit of slumber: eyes that they should not see, and eares that they should not heare vnto this day.8
9And Dauid sayth, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling blocke, and a recompense vnto them.9
10Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow downe their backe alway.10
11I say then; Haue they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid. But rather through their fall, saluation is come vnto the Gentiles, for to prouoke them to ielousie.
12Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them, the riches of the Gentiles: how much more their fulnesse?12
13For I speake to you Gentiles, in as much as I am the Apostle of the Gentiles, I magnifie mine office:
14If by any means I may prouoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might saue some of them.
15For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world: what shal the receiuing of them be, but life from the dead?
16For if the first fruite bee holy, the lumpe is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
17And if some of the branches bee broken off, and thou being a wilde oliue tree wert graffed in amongst them, and with them partakest of the roote and fatnesse of the Oliue tree:17
The true, and wilde Oliue.
18Boast not against the branches: but if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
19Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might bee graffed in.
20Well: because of vnbeliefe they were broken off, and thou standest by fayth. Be not high minded, but feare.
21For if God spared not the natural branches, take heede least hee also spare not thee.
22Beholde therefore the goodnesse and seueritie of God: on them which fell, seueritie; but towards thee, goodnesse, if thou continue in his goodnesse: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
23And they also, if they bide not still in vnbeliefe, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graffe them in againe.
24For if thou wert cut out of the Oliue tree which is wilde by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good Oliue tree: how much more shall these which be the naturall branches, bee graffed into their owne Oliue tree?
25For I would not, brethren, that ye should bee ignorant of this mysterie (least yee should bee wise in your owne conceits) that blindnesse in part is happened to Israel, vntill the fulnes of the Gentiles be come in.25
26And so all Israel shall be saued, as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliuerer, and shall turne away vngodlinesse from Iacob.26
27For this is my couenant vnto them, when I shall take away their sinnes.
28As concerning the Gospel, they are enemies for your sake: but as touching the election, they are beloued for the fathers sakes.
29For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
30For as yee in times past haue not beleeued God, yet haue now obtained mercy through their vnbeliefe:30
31Euen so haue these also now not beleeued, that through your mercy they also may obtaine mercy.31
32For God hath concluded them all in vnbeliefe, that he might haue mercy vpon all.32
33O the depth of the riches both of the wisedome and knowledge of God! how vnsearchable are his iudgements, and his wayes past finding out!
Exhortations to seuerall dueties.
34For who hath knowen the mind of the Lord, or who hath bene his counseller?34
35Or who hath first giuen to him, and it shall bee recompensed vnto him againe?
36For of him, and through him, and to him are all things: to whom be glory for euer. Amen.
Original 1611 KJV Sidenote References for Romans Chapter 11
3 1.Reg.19. 14.
4 1.Reg.19. 18.
7 Or, hardened.
8 Esa.29.10 , Or, remorse , Esa.6.9.
12 Or, decay, or losse.
17 Or, for them.
25 Or, hardnesse.
30 Or, obeyed.
31 Or, obeyed.
32 Or, shut them all vp together.
34 Esa.40.13 wisd.9.13. 1.cor.2.16.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania