The Mystery of Israel's Salvation
For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be a wise in your own opinion, that b blindness in part has happened to Israel c until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.
And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written:
d "The Deliverer will come out of Zion,
And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
For e this is My covenant with them,
When I take away their sins."
Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they are f beloved for the sake of the fathers.
For the gifts and the calling of God are g irrevocable.
For as you h were once disobedient to God, yet have now obtained mercy through their disobedience,
even so these also have now been disobedient, that through the mercy shown you they also may obtain mercy.
For God has committed them i all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all.
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!
"For who has known the j mind of the LORD?
Or k who has become His counselor?"
"Or l who has first given to Him
And it shall be repaid to him?"
For m of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, n to whom be glory forever. Amen.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.
2 Corinthians 3:14
But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ.
And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.
Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness!
Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD brings back the captivity of His people, Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.
The Redeemer will come to Zion, And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob," Says the LORD.
"As for Me," says the LORD, "this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants' descendants," says the LORD, "from this time and forevermore."
Therefore by this the iniquity of Jacob will be covered; And this is all the fruit of taking away his sin: When he makes all the stones of the altar Like chalkstones that are beaten to dust, Wooden images and incense altars shall not stand.
"For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more."
But because the LORD loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the LORD has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
The LORD delighted only in your fathers, to love them; and He chose their descendants after them, you above all peoples, as it is this day.
Of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen.
God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
In which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.
What then? Are we better than they? Not at all. For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin.
But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, Or as His counselor has taught Him?
For who has stood in the counsel of the LORD, And has perceived and heard His word? Who has marked His word and heard it?
1 Corinthians 2:16
For "who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?" But we have the mind of Christ.
Behold, God is exalted by His power; Who teaches like Him?
Who has preceded Me, that I should pay him? Everything under heaven is Mine.
1 Corinthians 8:6
Yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.
1 Corinthians 11:12
For as woman came from man, even so man also comes through woman; but all things are from God.
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.
For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.