Romans 11:5-7

The Remnant of Israel

5 It is the same today, for a few of the people of Israel 1 have remained faithful because of God’s grace - his undeserved kindness in choosing them. 6 And since it is through God’s kindness, then it is not by their good works. For in that case, God’s grace would not be what it really is - free and undeserved.

7 So this is the situation: Most of the people of Israel have not found the favor of God they are looking for so earnestly. A few have - the ones God has chosen - but the hearts of the rest were hardened.

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