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. 2 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, 3 Lord, hthey have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. 4 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. 5 Even so then at this present time also there is la remnant according to the election of grace. 6 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. 7 What then? nIsrael hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were ||blinded 8 (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. 9 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.
See Luke 20:16.
Cited from Ps. 94:11 (Gk.).
See ch. 8:29.
2 Macc. 2:4 (Gk.).
Cited from 1 Kin. 19:18.
So ch. 9:27.
Cited generally from Isai. 29:10.
Or, remorse. So Acts 2:37.
See ch. 14:13.
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