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Romans 11:12–32

12 But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles,t how much greater riches will their full inclusion bring!

13 I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles,u I take pride in my ministry 14 in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envyv and savew some of them. 15 For if their rejection brought reconciliationx to the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?y 16 If the part of the dough offered as firstfruitsz is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.

17 If some of the branches have been broken off,a and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the othersb and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, 18 do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.c 19 You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” 20 Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith.d Do not be arrogant,e but tremble.f 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.

22 Consider therefore the kindnessg and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continueh in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off.i 23 And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.j 24 After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree,k how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!

All Israel Will Be Saved

25 I do not want you to be ignorantl of this mystery,m brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited:n Israel has experienced a hardeningo in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in,p 26 and in this waye all Israel will be saved.q As it is written:

“The deliverer will come from Zion;

he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.

27 And this isf my covenant with them

when I take away their sins.”g r

28 As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemiess for your sake; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs,t 29 for God’s gifts and his callu are irrevocable.v 30 Just as you who were at one time disobedientw to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience, 31 so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may nowh receive mercy as a result of God’s mercy to you. 32 For God has bound everyone over to disobediencex so that he may have mercy on them all.

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