The Remnant of Israel

11 I ask, then, (A)has God rejected his people? By no means! For (B)I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham,[a] a member of the tribe of Benjamin.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 11:1 Or one of the offspring of Abraham

22 (A)For the Lord will not forsake his people, (B)for his great name's sake, because (C)it has pleased the Lord to make you a people for himself.

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22 Are they Hebrews? (A)So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they offspring of Abraham? So am I.

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(A)circumcised on the eighth day, (B)of the people of Israel, (C)of the tribe of Benjamin, (D)a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, (E)a Pharisee;

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24 “Have you not observed that these people are saying, ‘The Lord has rejected the two clans that he chose’? Thus they have despised my people so that they are no longer a nation in their sight. 25 Thus says the Lord: (A)If I have not established my covenant with day and night and the fixed order of heaven and earth, 26 then I will reject the offspring of Jacob and David my servant and will not choose one of his offspring to rule over the offspring of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. (B)For I will restore their fortunes and will have mercy on them.”

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Behold, (A)the eyes of the Lord God are upon the sinful kingdom,
    and I will destroy it from the surface of the ground,
    (B)except that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob,”
declares the Lord.

“For behold, I will command,
    (C)and shake the house of Israel among all the nations
as one shakes with a sieve,
    but no pebble shall fall to the earth.

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36 (A)“If this fixed order departs
    from before me, declares the Lord,
then shall the offspring of Israel cease
    from being a nation before me forever.”

37 Thus says the Lord:
“If the heavens above can be measured,
    and the foundations of the earth below can be explored,
(B)then I will cast off all the offspring of Israel
    for all that they have done,
declares the Lord.”

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For (A)I could wish that I myself were (B)accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers,[a] my kinsmen (C)according to the flesh.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 9:3 Or brothers and sisters

By no means! (A)Let God be true though (B)every one were a liar, as it is written,

(C)“That you may be justified in your words,
    and prevail when you (D)are judged.”

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(A)“My manner of life from my youth, spent from the beginning among (B)my own nation and in Jerusalem, is known by all the Jews.

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(A)“I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated (B)at the feet of (C)Gamaliel[a] (D)according to the strict manner of the law of our fathers, (E)being zealous for God (F)as all of you are this day.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 22:3 Or city at the feet of Gamaliel, educated

17 (A)My God will reject them
    because they have not listened to him;
    (B)they shall be wanderers among the nations.

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14 (A)For the Lord will not forsake his (B)people;
    he will not abandon his (C)heritage;

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31 if they violate my statutes
    and do not keep my commandments,
32 then I will punish their transgression with (A)the rod
    and their iniquity with stripes,
33 but I will not remove from him my steadfast love
    or be false to my faithfulness.
34 I will not violate my (B)covenant
    or alter the word that went forth from my lips.
35 Once for all I have sworn (C)by my holiness;
    I will not (D)lie to David.
36 His (E)offspring shall endure forever,
    (F)his (G)throne as long as (H)the sun before me.
37 Like (I)the moon it shall be established forever,
    (J)a faithful witness in the skies.” Selah

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“Will the Lord (A)spurn forever,
    and never again (B)be favorable?

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27 And the Lord said, “I will remove Judah also out of my sight, (A)as I have removed Israel, and I will cast off this city that I have chosen, Jerusalem, (B)and the house of which I said, My name shall be there.”

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