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Romans Chapter 11 : 1-10 - World English Bible [WEB]

  • World English Bible [WEB]
  • 1 I ask then, did God reject his people? May it never be! For I also am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
  • 2 God didn't reject his people, which he foreknew. Or don't you know what the Scripture says about Elijah? How he pleads with God against Israel:
  • 3 "Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have broken down your altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life."
  • 4 But how does God answer him? "I have reserved for myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal."
  • 5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
  • 6 And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.
  • 7 What then? That which Israel seeks for, that he didn't obtain, but the chosen ones obtained it, and the rest were hardened.
  • 8 According as it is written, "God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear, to this very day."
  • 9 David says, "Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, a stumbling block, and a retribution to them.
  • 10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see. Bow down their back always."
  • Open English Bible [OEB]
  • 1 I ask, then, ‘Has God rejected his people?’ Heaven forbid! For I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
  • 2 God has not rejected his people, whom he chose from the first. Have you forgotten the words of scripture in the story of Elijah – how he appeals to God against Israel?
  • 3 ‘Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have pulled down your altars, and I only am left; and now they are eager to take my life.’
  • 4 But what was the divine response? ‘I have kept for myself seven thousand who have never bowed the knee to Baal.’
  • 5 And so in our own time, too, there is to be found a remnant of our nation selected by God in love.
  • 6 But if in love, then it is not as a result of obedience. Otherwise love would cease to be love.
  • 7 What follows from this? Why, that Israel as a nation failed to secure what it was seeking, while those whom God selected did secure it.
  • 8 The rest grew callous; as scripture says – ‘God has given them a deadness of mind – eyes that are not to see and ears that are not to hear – and it is so to this very day.’
  • 9 David, too, says – ‘May their feasts prove a snare and a trap to them – a hindrance and a retribution;
  • 10 may their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see; and do you always make their backs to bend.’

The book of Romans has 16 chapters.
Romans chapter 11 has 36 verses.

What is the Sinner's Prayer for Salvation?

The sinners prayer is a common Christian term for a prayer that is said when someone wants to repent of their sin, ask God for forgiveness, and verbally state their belief in the life, death, and saving resurrection of Jesus Christ.

"For, if with your lips you acknowledge the truth of the message that JESUS IS LORD, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with their hearts people believe and so attain to righteousness, while with their lips they make their Profession of faith and so find salvation." Romans 10:9-10

Christ's death on the cross paid in full the debt of our sin. Action must be taken to take hold of the gift.

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven through any good works. At this moment I trust Christ alone and receive by faith all Grace purchased by Jesus as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him and by my faith take hold of His grace and love for me. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Thank you for your word that will guide me as to how I should live my remaining days. Please grant me the wisdom to discern correctly and motivation to grow my faith, obedience, understanding, appreciation, and love for you. Thank you for your Grace and mercy that I do not deserve. Thank you that my salvation is not based on my level of performance in my short life but in my receiving what your victory on the cross did pay for. Thank you that I can receive by my faith alone, your glorious gift of salvation. Thank you for hearing this prayer and for saving me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.