Israel was chosen (foreordained) according to the election of grace—But some harden their hearts against it—The Gentiles are adopted into the house of Israel—The gospel goes preferentially to the Gentiles until the fulness of the Gentiles.
4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have areserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.
5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the aelection of grace.
7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest awere blinded
10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.
12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the adiminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.
15 For if the casting away of them be the areconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?
16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the aroot be holy, so are the branches.
17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive atree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
18 aBoast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in.
22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again.
24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?
25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own aconceits; that bblindness in part is happened to Israel, until the cfulness of the dGentiles be come in.
27 For this is my acovenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.
29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
31 Even so have these also now not abelieved, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
32 For God hath aconcluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
36 For of him, and athrough him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.