1 I say then, has God cast away His people? Let it not be! For I also am an Israelite, of
the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
2 God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the
Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying,
3 Lord, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life.
4 But what does the Divine response say to him? I have reserved to Myself seven
thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.
5 Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
6 And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace no longer becomes
grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.
7 What then? Israel has not obtained what it seeks; but the elect have obtained it, and the
rest were hardened.
8 Just as it is written: God has given them a spirit of deep sleep, eyes that they should
not see and ears that they should not hear, to this very day.
9 And David says: Let their table become a snare and a trap, and a stumbling block and a
recompense to them.
10 Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see, and bow down their back always.
11 I say then, have they stumbled that they should come to an end? Let it not be! But
through their trespass, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles.
12 Now if their trespass is riches for the world; and their diminishing, riches for the Gentiles; how much more their fullness.
13 For I speak to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify
14 if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some of
15 For if their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their reception
be but life from the dead?
16 For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the
17 And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were
grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the
18 do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not
support the root, but the root supports you.
19 You will say then, The branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.
20 Well, because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be
highminded, but fear.
21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either.
22 Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: On those who fell, severity; but
toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut
23 And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able
to graft them in again.
24 For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, who are natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree.
25 For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, that you not
be wise within yourselves, that hardness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness
of the Gentiles comes in.
26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: The Deliverer will come out of Zion,
and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
27 for this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.
28 Indeed, concerning the gospel they are enemies because of you, but concerning the
election they are beloved because of the fathers.
29 For the gifts and the calling of God are without regret.
30 For as you were once disobedient to God, yet have now obtained mercy through their
31 even so these also have now been disobedient, that through your mercy they also may
32 For God has enclosed everyone in disobedience, that He might have mercy on each one.
33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How
unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!
34 For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become His counselor?
35 Or who has first given to Him and it shall be repaid to him?
36 For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever.