27 And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: (A)“Though the number of the sons of Israel[a] be as the sand of the sea, (B)only a remnant of them will be saved, 28 for the Lord will carry out his sentence upon the earth fully and without delay.” 29 And as Isaiah predicted,

(C)(D)“If the Lord of hosts had not left us offspring,
    (E)we would have been like Sodom
    and become like Gomorrah.”

Israel's Unbelief

30 What shall we say, then? (F)That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, (G)a righteousness that is by faith; 31 but that Israel (H)who pursued a law that would lead to righteousness[b] (I)did not succeed in reaching that law. 32 Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were based on works. They have stumbled over the (J)stumbling stone, 33 as it is written,

(K)“Behold, I am laying in Zion (L)a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense;
    (M)and whoever believes in him will not be (N)put to shame.”

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 9:27 Or children of Israel
  2. Romans 9:31 Greek a law of righteousness

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