Thus, then, in the present season also, a remnant, by way of an election of favour, hath come into being.
Isaiah, moreover, exclaimeth over Israel - Though the number of the sons of Israel be as the sand of the sea, the remnant, shall be saved;
They, in fact, not being yet born, nor having practised anything good or bad, - in order that the purpose of God by way of election might stand, - not by works but by him that was calling,
If, however, by favour, no longer of works; else, favour, no longer proveth to be favour!
As touching the joyful-message, indeed, they are enemies for your sake, but, as touching the election, beloved for their father's sake;
marking us out beforehand unto sonship, through Jesus Christ, for himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,