Thematic Bible

Romans 11:1 (show verse)

Therefore I say, God has not rejected his people, has he? May it never be! For I also am an Israelite, from the descendants of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

Romans 11:2 (show verse)

God has not rejected his people, whom he foreknew! Or do you not know, in [the passage about] Elijah, what the scripture says--how he appeals to God against Israel?

Romans 11:3 (show verse)

"Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have torn down your altars, and I alone am left, and they are seeking my life!"

Romans 11:4 (show verse)

But what does the divine response say to him? "I have left for myself seven thousand people who have not bent the knee to Baal."

Romans 11:5 (show verse)

So in this way also at the present time, there is a remnant {selected by grace}.

Romans 11:6 (show verse)

But if by grace, [it is] no longer by works, for otherwise grace would no longer be grace.

Romans 11:7 (show verse)

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

Romans 11:8 (show verse)

just as it is written, "God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that do not see and ears that do not hear, until this very day."

Romans 11:9 (show verse)

And David says, "Let their table become a snare and a trap, and a cause for stumbling and a retribution to them;

Romans 11:10 (show verse)

let their eyes be darkened so that they do not see, and cause their backs to bend {continually}."

Romans 11:11 (show verse)

I say then, they did not stumble so that they fell, [did they]? May it never be! But by their trespass, salvation [has come] to the Gentiles, in order to provoke them [to jealousy].

Romans 11:12 (show verse)

And if their trespass [means] riches for the world and their loss [means] riches for the Gentiles, how much more [will] their fullness [mean]?

Romans 11:13 (show verse)

Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Therefore, inasmuch as I am apostle to the Gentiles, I promote my ministry,

Romans 11:14 (show verse)

if somehow I may provoke my people to jealousy and save some of them.

Romans 11:15 (show verse)

For if their rejection [means] the reconciliation of the world, what [will] their acceptance [mean] except life from the dead?

Romans 11:16 (show verse)

Now if the first fruits [are] holy, [so] also [is] the [whole] batch of dough, and if the root [is] holy, [so] also [are] the branches.

Romans 11:17 (show verse)

Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, [although you] were a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them and became a sharer of the root of the olive tree's richness,

Romans 11:18 (show verse)

do not boast against the branches. But if you boast against [them], you do not support the root, but the root [supports] you.

Romans 11:19 (show verse)

Then you will say, "Branches were broken off in order that I could be grafted in."

Romans 11:20 (show verse)

Well said! They were broken off because of unbelief, but you stand firm because of faith. Do not think arrogant [thoughts], but be afraid.

Romans 11:21 (show verse)

For if God did not spare the {natural} branches, neither will he spare you.

Romans 11:22 (show verse)

See, then, the kindness and severity of God: severity upon those who have fallen, but upon you the kindness of God--if you continue in his kindness, for otherwise you also will be cut off.

Romans 11:23 (show verse)

And those also, if they do not persist in unbelief, will be grafted in, because God is able to graft them in again.

Romans 11:24 (show verse)

For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these who are {natural branches} be grafted into their own olive tree?

Romans 11:25 (show verse)

For I do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, of this mystery, so that you will not be wise {in your own sight}, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles has come in,

Romans 11:26 (show verse)

and so all Israel will be saved, just as it is written, "The deliverer will come out of Zion; he will turn away ungodliness from Jacob.

Romans 11:27 (show verse)

And this [is] the covenant from me with them when I take away their sins."

Romans 11:28 (show verse)

With respect to the gospel, [they are] enemies for your sake, but with respect to election, [they are] dearly loved for the sake of the fathers.

Romans 11:29 (show verse)

For the gifts and the calling of God [are] irrevocable.

Romans 11:30 (show verse)

For just as you formerly were disobedient to God, but now have been shown mercy because of the disobedience of these,

Romans 11:31 (show verse)

so also these have now been disobedient for your mercy, in order that they also may now be shown mercy.

Romans 11:32 (show verse)

For God confined them all in disobedience, in order that he could have mercy on them all.

Romans 11:33 (show verse)

Oh, the depth of the riches and the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable [are] his judgments and [how] incomprehensible [are] his ways!

Romans 11:34 (show verse)

"For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?

Romans 11:35 (show verse)

Or who has given in advance to him, and it will be paid back to him?"

Romans 11:36 (show verse)

For from him and through him and to him [are] all [things]. To him [be] glory for eternity! Amen.