The Mystery of Israel's Salvation

Romans 11

25 h Lest you be wise in your own sight, I want you to understand this mystery, brothers: 1 i a partial hardening has come upon Israel, j until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.

26 And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written,
k "The Deliverer will come l from Zion,
he will banish ungodliness from Jacob";
27 "and this will be my m covenant with them
n when I take away their sins."

28 As regards the gospel, they are enemies of God for your sake. But as regards election, they are o beloved for the sake of their forefathers. 29 For the gifts and p the calling of God are irrevocable. 30 For just as q you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, 31 so they too have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may now 2 receive mercy. 32 For God r has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all.

33 Oh, the depth of the riches and s wisdom and knowledge of God! t How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

34 "For u who has known the mind of the Lord,
or v who has been his counselor?"
35 "Or w who has given a gift to him
that he might be repaid?"

36 For x from him and through him and to him are all things. y To him be glory forever. Amen.

  1. Cross References
    Romans 12:16
    Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.
  2. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 3:14
    But their minds were hardened. For to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away.
    Romans 11:7
    What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elect obtained it, but the rest were hardened.
  3. Cross References
    Revelation 7:9
    After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.
    Luke 21:24
    They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive among all nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
  4. Cross References
    Isaiah 59:20 - 21
    And a Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who turn from transgression," declares the Lord.
    John 4:22
    You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.
    Hebrews 8:8 - 12
    For he finds fault with them when he says: "Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 14:7
    Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the Lord restores the fortunes of his people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.
    Psalms 53:6
    Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When God restores the fortunes of his people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.
  6. Cross References
    Isaiah 59:20 - 21
    And a Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who turn from transgression," declares the Lord.
  7. Cross References
    Romans 9:4
    They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises.
  8. Cross References
    Isaiah 27:9
    Therefore by this the guilt of Jacob will be atoned for, and this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin: when he makes all the stones of the altars like chalkstones crushed to pieces, no Asherim or incense altars will remain standing.
    Hebrews 8:12
    For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.
  9. Cross References
    Romans 9:5
    To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.
    Deuteronomy 7:8
    But it is because the Lord loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, that the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
    Deuteronomy 10:15
    Yet the Lord set his heart in love on your fathers and chose their offspring after them, you above all peoples, as you are this day.
  10. Cross References
    Romans 8:28
    And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
  11. Cross References
    Ephesians 2:2 - 3
    In which you once walked, following the course ...
    Ephesians 2:11
    Therefore remember that at one time you Gentile...
    Ephesians 2:13
    But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far o...
    Colossians 1:21
    And you, who once were alienated and hostile in...
    Colossians 3:7
    In these you too once walked, when you were liv...
    Titus 3:3
    For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient...
  12. Cross References
    Romans 3:9
    What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin.
  13. Cross References
    Colossians 2:3
    In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
    Psalms 139:6
    Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.
    Ephesians 3:10
    So that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.
  14. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 29:29
    The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.
  15. Cross References
    Isaiah 40:13
    Who has measured the Spirit of the Lord, or what man shows him his counsel?
    1 Corinthians 2:16
    For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ.
    Job 15:8
    Have you listened in the council of God? And do you limit wisdom to yourself?
  16. Cross References
    Job 36:22 - 23
    Behold, God is exalted in his power; who is a teacher like him?
  17. Cross References
    Job 35:7
    If you are righteous, what do you give to him? Or what does he receive from your hand?
    Job 41:11
    Who has first given to me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.
  18. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 8:6
    Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
    1 Corinthians 11:12
    For as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And all things are from God.
    Colossians 1:16
    For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities - all things were created through him and for him.
    Hebrews 2:10
    For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.
  19. Cross References
    Romans 16:27
    To the only wise God be glory forevermore throu...
    Ephesians 3:21
    To him be glory in the church and in Christ Jes...
    Philippians 4:20
    To our God and Father be glory forever and ever...
    1 Timothy 1:17
    To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the o...
    1 Peter 4:11
    Whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of Go...
    2 Peter 3:18
    But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord...
    Jude 1:25
    To the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Chri...
    Revelation 1:6
    And made us a kingdom, priests to his God and F...
    Revelation 5:13
    And I heard every creature in heaven and on ear...
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