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4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every
one that believeth.
5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law,
That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise,
Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring
Christ down from above:)
7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up
Christ again from the dead.)
8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth,
and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,
thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and
with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall
not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek:
for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?
and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall
they hear without a preacher?
15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is
written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace,
and bring glad tidings of good things!
16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith,
Lord, who hath believed our report?
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word
18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went
into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will
provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation
I will anger you.
20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that
sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.
21 But to Israel he saith, All day long
I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
- God hath not so far cast off all Israel, but that
a remnant is saved by grace, not by works. 7 The judicial blindness
of the rest is prophesied of in scripture. 11 The consequence
both of their fall and conversion with regard to the Gentile world.
17 The Gentiles are cautioned not to insult the Jews, but to
make a proper use of the example both of God's goodness and severity.
23 The Jews may, and shall in time, believe and be saved. 33
God's judgments and ways are unsearchable.
1 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid.
For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot
ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to
God against Israel, saying,
3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine
altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved
to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image
5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant
according to the election of grace.
6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise
grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace:
otherwise work is no more work.
7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh
for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit
of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not
hear;) unto this day.
9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a
trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompense unto them:
10 Let their eyes be darkened that they may not see, and bow
down their back alway.
11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God
forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles,
for to provoke them to jealousy.
12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and
the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their
13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch