Rom 11:1

11:1 has God rejected. The verb conveys the sense of vigorous pushing away from Himself. The form of the question in Greek anticipates a negative answer.

I myself am an Israelite. See Phil. 3:5, 6. Paul’s impeccable lineage is traced back to Abraham, the great patriarch, but also to Benjamin, the only son of Jacob to be born in Israel. It was the tribe in whose territory Jerusalem was and also the tribe of Saul, the first king.