Romans 11
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A Remnant Chosen by Grace

1I saye then: Hath God thrust out his people? God forbyd: for I also am an Israelite, of the sede of Abraham out of the trybe of Ben Iamin. 2God hath not thrust out his people, whom he knewe before. Or wote ye not what the scripture sayeth of Elias, how he maketh intercession vnto God agaynst Israel, and sayeth: 3LORDE, they haue slayne thy prophetes, & dydged downe thine altares, and I am lefte ouer onely, and they seke my life? 4But what sayeth the answere of God vnto him? I haue reserued vnto me seuen thousande men, which haue not bowed their knee before Baal. 5Eue so goeth it now at this tyme also wt this remnaunt after ye eleccion of grace. 6Yf it be done of grace, the is it not of deseruynge: els were grace no grace. But yf it be of deseruynge, then is grace nothinge: els were deseruynge no deseruynge.

7What the? Israel hath not optayned yt which he soughte, but the eleccion hath optayned it. As for ye other, they are blynded.

8As it is wrytten: God hath geuen them the sprete of vnquyetnesse, eyes that they shulde not se, and eares that they shulde not heare, eue vnto this daye.

9And Dauid sayeth: Let their table be made a snare to take the withall, & an occasion to fall, & a rewarde vnto the.

10Let their eyes be blynded that they se not, and euer bowe downe their backes.

The Ingrafting of the Gentiles

11I saye then: Haue they therfore stombled, yt they shulde cleane fall to naughte? God forbyd: but thorow their fall is saluacion happened vnto ye Heythen, that he mighte prouoke them to be zelous after them. 12For yf their fall be the riches of the worlde, and the mynishinge of the the riches of the Heythen: how moch more shulde it be so, yf their fulnesse were there? 13I speake vnto you Heythen: for in as moch as I am ye Apostle of the Heythen, I wil prayse myne office, 14yf I mighte prouoke them vnto zele, which are my fleshe, and saue some of them. 15For yf the losse of them by the recocylinge of the worlde, what were that els, then as yf life were taken of the deed? 16Yf the begynnynge be holy, then is all ye dowe holy: and yf the rote be holy, then are the braunches holy also.

17But though some of ye braunches now be broke, and thou, wha thou wast a wylde olyue tre,art grafte in amonge them, and made partaker of the rote and sappe of the olyue tre, 18boost not thy selfe agaynst the braunches. Yf thou boost thy selfe agaynst them, then bearest not thou the rote, but the rote beareth the. 19Thou wilt saye then: the braunches are broke of, that I mighte be grafted in. 20Thou sayest well. They are broken of because off their vnbeleue, but thou stondest thorow beleue 21Be not thou hye mynded, but feare, seynge God hath not spared the naturall braunches, lest he also spare not the. 22Beholde therfore the kyndnesse and rigorousnes off God: on them which fell, rigorousnes: but towarde the, kyndnes, yf thou contynue in the kyndnesse. Els shalt thou be hewe of: 23and they, yf they byde not styll in vnbeleue, shal be grafted in agayne. For God is of power to grafte the in agayne. 24For yf thou be cut out of the naturall wilde olyue tre, and grafted (contrary to nature) in the good olyue tre, how moch more shal they that are naturall, be grafted in their awne olyue tre agayne?

All Israel Will Be Saved

25I wolde not that this secrete shulde be hyd from you brethre (lest ye shulde be wyse in youre awne cosaytes) that partly blyndnesse is happened vnto Israel, so longe tyll the fulnesse of the Heythen be come in,

26and so all Israel shalbe saued. As it is wrytten: There shal come out of Sion he that doth delyuer, and shal turne awaye vngodlynes from Iacob.

27And this is my couenaut with them, wha I shal take awaye their synnes.

28As concernynge the Gospell, I holde them as enemies for youre sakes: but as touchinge the eleccion, I loue them for the fathers sakes. 29For verely the giftes & callynge of God are soch, that it can not repente him of them. 30For likewyse as ye also in tyme passed haue not beleued, but now haue optayned mercy thorow their vnbeleue: 31Euen so now haue they not beleued on the mercy which his happened vnto you, that they also maye optayne mercy. 32For God hath closed vp all vnder vnbeleue, that he mighte haue mercy on all.

A Hymn of Praise
(Isaiah 40:9–31)

33O the depenesse of the riches, both of the wyssdome and knowlege of God? How incomprehensible are his iudgmentes, and his wayes vnsearcheable? 34For who hath knowne the mynde of the LORDE? Or who hath bene his councell geuer? 35Or who hath geue him ought afore hande, that he mighte be recompenced agayne? 36For of him, and thorow him, and in him are all thinges. To him be prayse for euer, Amen.

Coverdale Bible of 1535

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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