1 I say then, Did not God put away His people? Let it not be said! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God did not thrust out His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture said in Elijah, how he pleaded with God against Israel, saying,
3 "Lord, they killed Your prophets and dug down Your altars, and I am left alone, and they seek my life."
4 But what does the Divine answer say to him? "I have reserved to Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal." 5 Even so then, also in this present time a remnant according to the election of grace has come into being. 6 But if by grace, then it is no more of works; otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it is of works, then it is no more of grace; otherwise work is no more work.
7 What then? Israel has not obtained that which it seeks, but the election obtained it, and the rest were hardened 8 even as it is written, "God gave to them a spirit of slumber, eyes not seeing, and ears not hearing" until this day.
9 And David said, "Let their table become for a snare and a trap and a stumbling block and a recompense to them. 10 Let their eyes be darkened so that they may not see, and their back always bowing."
11 I say then, Did they not stumble that they fall? Let it not be! But by their slipping away came salvation to the nations, to provoke them to jealousy. 12 But if their slipping away is the riches of the world, and their default is the riches of the nations, how much more their fullness?
13 For I speak to you, the nations; since I am the apostle of the nations, I glorify my ministry; 14 if by any means I may provoke those who are my flesh to jealousy, and might save some of them. 15 For if their casting away is the reconciling of the world, what is the reception except life from the dead? 16 For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, also the branches.
17 And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and became a sharer of the root and the fatness of the olive tree with them, 18 do not boast against the branches. But if you boast, it is not you that bears the root, but the root bears you. 19 You will say then, The branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in. 20 Well, because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be high-minded, but fear. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, fear lest He also may not spare you either! 22 Behold then the kindness, and the severity of God; on those having fallen, severity; but on you, kindness, if you continue in the kindness. Otherwise you also will be cut off. 23 And those also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in. For God is able to graft them in again. 24 For if you were cut out of the natural wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree; how much more these being according to nature will be grafted into their own olive-tree?
25 For I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, lest you should be wise within yourselves; that blindness in part has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the nations has comes in. 26 And so all Israel shall be saved; as it is written, "There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob. 27 For this is My covenant with them, when I have taken away their sins."
28 Indeed as regards the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes. But as regards the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. 29 For the free gifts and calling of God are without repentance. 30 For as you also then disbelieved God, but now have been shown mercy through their disbelief, 31 even so these also have not believed now, so that through your mercy they may also obtain mercy. 32 For God has shut up all in unbelief, so that He might show mercy to all.
33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out! 34 For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who became His counselor? 35 Or who first gave to Him, and it will be repaid to him? 36 For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things; to Him be glory forever! Amen.