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Romans 9–11

9 aI say the truth in Christ, I lie not, bmy conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, cThat I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. For dI could wish that myself were ||eaccursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen faccording to the flesh: gWho are Israelites; to whom pertaineth hthe adoption, and ithe glory, and jthe ||covenants, and kthe giving of the law, and lthe service of God, and mthe promises; nWhose are the fathers, and oof whom fas concerning the flesh Christ came, pwho is over all, qGod rblessed for ever. Amen. sNot as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For tthey are not all Israel, which are of Israel: uNeither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, wIn Isaac shall thy seed be called. That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but xthe children of the promise are counted for the seed. For this is the word of promise, yAt this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son. 10 zAnd not only this; but awhen Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac; 11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that bthe purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of chim that calleth;) 12 It was said unto her, dThe ||elder shall serve the ||younger. 13 As it is written, eJacob have I loved, but Esau have I fhated.

14 What shall we say then? gIs there unrighteousness with God? hGod forbid. 15 For he saith to Moses, iI will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. 17 For kthe scripture saith unto Pharaoh, lEven for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. 18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth. 19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For mwho hath resisted his will? 20 nNay but, oO man, who art thou that ||repliest against God? pShall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? 21 qHath not the potter power rover the clay, of the same lump to make sone vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? 22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, tendured with much ulongsuffering wthe vessels of wrath ||xfitted to destruction: 23 And ythat he might make known zthe riches of his glory on wthe vessels of mercy, which ahe had afore prepared unto glory, 24 Even us, whom bhe hath called, cnot of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles? 25 As he saith also in Osee, dI will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved. 26 eAnd it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of fthe living God. 27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, gThough the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, ha remnant shall be saved: 28 For he will finish ||the work, and cut it short in righteousness: ibecause a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. 29 And as Esaias said before, kExcept the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, lwe had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha. 30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, mwhich nfollowed not after righteousness, have nattained to righteousness, oeven the righteousness which is of faith. 31 But Israel, pwhich followed after the law of righteousness, qhath not rattained to the law of righteousness. 32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For sthey stumbled at that ustumblingstone; 33 As it is written, tBehold, I lay in Sion a ustumblingstone and rock of woffence: and txwhosoever believeth on him shall not be ||ashamed.

10 Brethren, amy heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record bthat they have a zeal of God, but cnot according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of dGod’s righteousness, and going about to establish dtheir own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For eChrist is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That fthe man which doeth those things shall live by them. But dthe righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, gSay not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, hto bring Christ down from above:) Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what saith it? iThe word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt kconfess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt lbelieve in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For llthe scripture saith, mWhosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12 For nthere is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for othe same Lord over all is prich unto all that call upon him. 13 For qwhosoever shall rcall upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear swithout a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach, except tthey be sent? as it is written, uHow beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! 16 But xthey have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, ywho hath believed our ||zreport? 17 So then faith cometh by zhearing, and zhearing by the word of God. 18 But I say, Have they not heard? aYes verily, btheir sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. 19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, cI will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a dfoolish nation I will anger you. 20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, eI was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. 21 But to Israel he saith, fAll day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.

11 I say then, aHath God cast away his people? bGod forbid. For cdI also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of dthe tribe of Benjamin. eGod hath not cast away his people fwhich he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he gmaketh intercession to God against Israel, saying, Lord, hthey have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. But what saith ithe answer of God unto him? kI have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. Even so then at this present time also there is la remnant according to the election of grace. And mif by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. What then? nIsrael hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were ||blinded (According as it is written, oGod hath given them the spirit of ||slumber, peyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. And David saith, qLet their table be made a snare, and a trap, and qqa stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them: 10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.

11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? bGod forbid: but rather rthrough their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, sfor to provoke them to jealousy. 12 Now 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 fulness? 13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as tI am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: 14 If by any means I may sprovoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and umight uwsave some of them. 15 For if the casting away of them be the xreconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? 16 For if ythe firstfruit be holy, zthe lump is also holy: and if athe root be holy, so are the branches. 17 And if bsome of the branches be broken off, and thou, cbeing a wild olive tree, wert graffed in ||among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of dthe olive tree; 18 Boast 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 graffed in. 20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou estandest by faith. eBe not highminded, but ffear: 21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. 22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, gif thou continue in his goodness: otherwise hthou also shalt be cut off. 23 And ithey also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again. 24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?

25 For iiI would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, jlest ye should be wise in your own conceits; kthat ||blindness lin part is happened to Israel, muntil the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 26 And iso all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, nThere shall come oout of Sion the Deliverer, and pshall

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