11:1 I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin.
11:1 I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin.

11:2 God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the scripture says of Eli'jah, how he pleads with God against Israel?
11:2 God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel?

11:3 "Lord, they have killed thy prophets, they have demolished thy altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life."
11:3 "Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have demolished your altars; I alone am left, and they are seeking my life."

11:4 But what is God's reply to him? "I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Ba'al."
11:4 But what is the divine reply to him? "I have kept for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal."

11:5 So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace.
11:5 So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace.

11:6 But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.
11:6 But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace would no longer be grace.

11:7 What then? Israel failed to obtain what it sought. The elect obtained it, but the rest were hardened,
11:7 What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elect obtained it, but the rest were hardened,

11:8 as it is written, "God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that should not see and ears that should not hear, down to this very day."
11:8 as it is written, "God gave them a sluggish spirit, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, down to this very day."

11:9 And David says, "Let their table become a snare and a trap, a pitfall and a retribution for them;
11:9 And David says, "Let their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them;

11:10 let their eyes be darkened so that they cannot see, and bend their backs for ever."
11:10 let their eyes be darkened so that they cannot see, and keep their backs forever bent."

11:11 So I ask, have they stumbled so as to fall? By no means! But through their trespass salvation has come to the Gentiles, so as to make Israel jealous.
11:11 So I ask, have they stumbled so as to fall? By no means! But through their stumbling salvation has come to the Gentiles, so as to make Israel jealous.

11:12 Now if their trespass means riches for the world, and if their failure means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full inclusion mean!
11:12 Now if their stumbling means riches for the world, and if their defeat means riches for Gentiles, how much more will their full inclusion mean!

11:13 Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry
11:13 Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I glorify my ministry

11:14 in order to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them.
11:14 in order to make my own people jealous, and thus save some of them.

11:15 For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead?
11:15 For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead!

11:16 If the dough offered as first fruits is holy, so is the whole lump; and if the root is holy, so are the branches.
11:16 If the part of the dough offered as first fruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy; and if the root is holy, then the branches also are holy.

11:17 But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in their place to share the richness of the olive tree,
11:17 But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in their place to share the rich root of the olive tree,

11:18 do not boast over the branches. If you do boast, remember it is not you that support the root, but the root that supports you.
11:18 do not boast over the branches. If you do boast, remember that it is not you that support the root, but the root that supports you.

11:19 You will say, "Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in."
11:19 You will say, "Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in."

11:20 That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast only through faith. So do not become proud, but stand in awe.
11:20 That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand only through faith. So do not become proud, but stand in awe.

11:21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you.
11:21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, perhaps he will not spare you.

11:22 Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God's kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness; otherwise you too will be cut off.
11:22 Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God's kindness toward you, provided you continue in his kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off.

11:23 And even the others, if they do not persist in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again.
11:23 And even those of Israel, if they do not persist in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again.

11:24 For if you have been cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree.
11:24 For if you have been cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree.

11:25 Lest you be wise in your own conceits, I want you to understand this mystery, brethren: a hardening has come upon part of Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles come in,
11:25 So that you may not claim to be wiser than you are, brothers and sisters, I want you to understand this mystery: a hardening has come upon part of Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.

11:26 and so all Israel will be saved; as it is written, "The Deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from Jacob";
11:26 And so all Israel will be saved; as it is written, "Out of Zion will come the Deliverer; he will banish ungodliness from Jacob."

11:27 "and this will be my covenant with them when I take away their sins."
11:27 "And this is my covenant with them, when I take away their sins."

11:28 As regards the gospel they are enemies of God, for your sake; but as regards election they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers.
11:28 As regards the gospel they are enemies of God for your sake; but as regards election they are beloved, for the sake of their ancestors;

11:29 For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.
11:29 for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.

11:30 Just as you were once disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience,
11:30 Just as you were once disobedient to God but have now received mercy because of their disobedience,

11:31 so they have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may receive mercy.
11:31 so they have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive mercy.

11:32 For God has consigned all men to disobedience, that he may have mercy upon all.
11:32 For God has imprisoned all in disobedience so that he may be merciful to all.

11:33 O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
11:33 O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

11:34 "For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?"
11:34 "For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?"

11:35 "Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?"
11:35 "Or who has given a gift to him, to receive a gift in return?"

11:36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory for ever. Amen.
11:36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever. Amen.