Rom.11: I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an
Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,
 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
1Kgs.19 And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.
 And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: because the children of
Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the
sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
 And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria:
 And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.
 And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay.
 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.
 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for;
but the election hath obtained it,
and the rest were blinded
 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day
Isa.29 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath
closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered. And the vision
of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is
learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:
 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling block, and a recompence unto them: Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.
Pss.69 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for
their welfare, let it become a trap. Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make
their loins continually to shake.
 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some
 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?
 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
 And if some of the branches be broken off,
and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree:
how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. (to the body)
 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer,
and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
Isa.59 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from
transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD. As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith
the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not
depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's
seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.
Jer.31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with
the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I
made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the
land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith
 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD; for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:
 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.
 Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the LORD.
 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.
 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained
mercy through their unbelief:
 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
 O 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 hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counseller?
 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.