What then? What Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened;
So then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He hardens whom He desires.
But their minds were hardened; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because it is removed in Christ.
“Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,
“ Render the hearts of this people insensitive, Their ears dull, And their eyes dim, Otherwise they might see with their eyes, Hear with their ears, Understand with their hearts, And return and be healed.”
They do not know, nor do they understand, for He has smeared over their eyes so that they cannot see and their hearts so that they cannot comprehend.
In their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says, ‘; You will keep on hearing, but will not understand You will keep on seeing, but will not perceive;
“ Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.
“ He has blinded their eyes and He hardened their heart, so that they would not see with their eyes and perceive with their heart, and be converted and I heal them.”
What then? Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin;
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be!
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory,
but Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law.
For not knowing about God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.
In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time a remnant according to God’s gracious choice.
For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery—so that you will not be wise in your own estimation—that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in;
What do I mean then? That a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?
in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love
What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in this I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice,
and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.
For you know that even afterwards, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought for it with tears.
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.