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Romans 11:5–7

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

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Romans 11:5–7 — The New International Version (NIV)

So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.

What then? What the people of Israel sought so earnestly they did not obtain. The elect among them did, but the others were hardened,

Romans 11:5–7 — English Standard Version (ESV)

So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace. But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.

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

Romans 11:5–7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

It is the same today, for a few of the people of Israel have remained faithful because of God’s grace—his undeserved kindness in choosing them. And since it is through God’s kindness, then it is not by their good works. For in that case, God’s grace would not be what it really is—free and undeserved.

So this is the situation: Most of the people of Israel have not found the favor of God they are looking for so earnestly. A few have—the ones God has chosen—but the hearts of the rest were hardened.

Romans 11:5–7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.

What then? Israel has not obtained what it seeks; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded.

Romans 11:5–7 — New Century Version (NCV)

It is the same now. There are a few people that God has chosen by his grace. And if he chose them by grace, it is not for the things they have done. If they could be made God’s people by what they did, God’s gift of grace would not really be a gift.

So this is what has happened: Although the Israelites tried to be right with God, they did not succeed, but the ones God chose did become right with him. The others were made stubborn and refused to listen to God.

Romans 11:5–7 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. But if it is by grace, it is no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. What then? That which Israel seeketh for, that he obtained not; but the election obtained it, and the rest were hardened:

Romans 11:5–7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Thus, then, in the present time also there has been a remnant according to election of grace. But if by grace, no longer of works: since otherwise grace is no more grace. What is it then? What Israel seeks for, that he has not obtained; but the election has obtained, and the rest have been blinded,

Romans 11:5–7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

So, as there were then, there are now a few left that God has chosen by his kindness.If they were chosen by God’s kindness, they weren’t chosen because of anything they did. Otherwise, God’s kindness wouldn’t be kindness.

So what does all this mean? It means that Israel has never achieved what it has been striving for. However, those whom God has chosen have achieved it. The minds of the rest of Israel were closed,

Romans 11:5–7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

In the same way, then, there is also at the present time a remnant chosen by grace. Now if by grace, then it is not by works; otherwise grace ceases to be grace.

What then? Israel did not find what it was looking for, but the elect did find it. The rest were hardened,

Romans 11:5–7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace. But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace would no longer be grace.

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

Romans 11:5–7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

So in this way also at the present time, there is a remnant selected by grace. But if by grace, it is no longer by works, for otherwise grace would no longer be grace.

What then? What Israel was searching for, this it did not obtain. But the elect obtained it, and the rest were hardened,

Romans 11:5–7 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

Some are also faithful today. They have been chosen by God’s grace. And if they are chosen by grace, it is no longer a matter of working for it. If it were, grace wouldn’t be grace anymore.

What should we say then? Israel did not receive what they wanted so badly. But those who were chosen did. God made the rest of them stubborn.

Romans 11:5–7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time a remnant according to God’s gracious choice.

But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace.

What then? What Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened;