Romans: Chapter 11

The Epistle to the Romans. The 11th Chapter
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Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
11:1 Therefore I say, Whether God hath put away his people? Far be it. For and I am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the lineage of Benjamin. I say then: hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For even I verily am an Israhelite of the seed of Abraham, and of the tribe of benjamin. I demand 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. 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.
11:2 God hath not put away his people, which he before-knew. Whether ye witen not, what the scripture saith in Elias? How he prayeth God against Israel, God hath not cast away his people which he knew before. Other wot ye not what the scripture saith by the mouth of Helias, how he spake to god against Israhel, saying: God hath not cast away his people which he knew before. Know ye not what the Scripture saith of Elias, how he maketh request unto God against Israel, saying, 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,
11:3 Lord, they have slain thy prophets, they have under-delved thine altars, and I am left alone, and they seek my life. Lord they have killed thy prophets and digged down thine altars: and I am left only, and they seek my death. Lord, they have killed thy Prophets, & digged down thine altars: and I am left alone, and they seek my life? Lord, they have killed thy Prophets, and digged down thine Altars, and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
11:4 But what saith God’s answer to him? I have left to me seven thousand of men, that have not bowed their knees before Baal. But what saith the answer of God to him again? I have reserved unto me seven thousand men which have not bowed their knees to baal. But what saith the answer of God to him? I have reserved unto myself seven thousand men, which have not bowed the knee to Baal. 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.
11:5 So therefore also in this time, the reliefs be made safe, after the choosing of the grace of God. Even so at this time is there a remnant left through the election of grace. Even so then at this present time is there a remnant through the election of grace. Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
11:6 And if it be by the grace of God, it is not now of works; else grace is not now grace. If it be of grace then is it not by the deserving of works. For then were favour no favour. If it be by the deserving of works, then is there no favour. For then were deserving no deserving. And if it be of grace, it is no more of works: or else were grace no more grace: but if it be of works, it is no more grace: or else were work no more work. 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.
11:7 What then? Israel hath not gotten that that he sought, but election hath gotten; and the others be blinded. What then? Israhel hath not obtained that that he sought. No but yet the election hath obtained it. the remnant are blinded. What then? Israel hath not obtained that he sought: but the election hath obtained it, and the rest have been hardened, What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for, but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded,
11:8 As it is written, God gave to them a spirit of compunction, eyes that they see not, and ears, that they hear not, into this day. according as it is written: God hath given them the spirit of unquietness: eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear, even unto this day. According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber: eyes that they should not see, & ears that they should not hear unto this day. 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.
11:9 And David saith, Be the board of them made into a snare before them, and into catching, and into offence, and into yielding again to them. And David saith: Let their table be made a snare to take them withal, and an occasion to fall, and a reward unto them. And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, & a net, & a stumbling block, even for a recompense unto them. And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling block, and a recompense unto them.
11:10 Be the eyes of them made dark, that they see not; and bow down all-gates the back of them. Let their eyes be blinded that they see not: and ever bow down their backs. Let their eyes be darkened that they see not, & bow down their back always. Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.
11:11 Therefore I say, Whether they offended so, that they should fall down? Far be it. But by the guilt of them health is made to heathen men, that they follow them. I say then: Have they therefore stumbled that they should but fall only? God forbid: but through their fall is health happened unto the gentiles for to provoke them withal. I demand then, Have they stumbled, that they should fall? God forbid: but through their fall salvation cometh unto the Gentiles, to provoke them to follow them. 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.
11:12 That if the guilt of them be riches of the world, and the diminishing of them be riches of heathen men, how much more the plenty of them? Wherefore if the fall of them, be the riches of the world: and the minishing of them the riches of the gentiles: How much more should it be so if they all believed. Wherefore if the fall of them be the riches of the world, & the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles, how much more shall their abundance be? 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?
11:13 Soothly I say to you, heathen men, for as long as I am apostle of heathen men, I shall honour my ministry, I speak to you gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the gentiles I will magnify mine office For in that I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the Apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office, For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the Apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
11:14 if on any manner I stir my flesh to follow, and I make some of them safe. that I might provoke them which are my flesh: and might save some of them. To try if by any means I might provoke them of my flesh to follow them, & might save some of them. If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.
11:15 For if the loss of them is the reconciling of the world, what is the taking up of them, but life of dead? For if the casting away of them, be the reconciling of the world: what shall the receiving of them be, but life again from death? For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving be, but life from the dead? 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?
11:16 For if a little part of that that is tasted be holy, the whole gobbet is holy; and if the root is holy, also the branches. For if one piece be holy, the whole heap is holy. And if the root be holy, the branches are holy also. For if the first fruits be holy, so is the whole lump: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. For if the first fruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
11:17 That if any of the branches be broken, thou soothly, when thou were a wild olive tree, wert set in among them, and wert made fellow of the root, and of fatness of the olive tree, Though some of the branches be broken off, and thou being a wild olive tree art graft in among them, and made partaker of the root, and fatness of the olive tree, And though some of the branches be broken off, & thou being a wild olive tree, wast graft in for them, and made partaker of the root, and fatness of the olive tree, And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou being a wild olive tree wert graffed in amongst them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the Olive tree:
11:18 do not thou glory against the branches. For if thou gloriest, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. boast not thyself against the branches. For if thou boast thyself, remember that thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Boast not thyself against the branches: and if thou boast thyself, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Boast not against the branches: but if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
11:19 Therefore thou sayest, The branches be broken, that I be inset. Thou wilt say then: the branches are broken off, that I might be graft in. Thou wilt say then, The branches are broken off, that I might be graft in. Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
11:20 Well, for unbelief the branches be broken; but thou standest by faith. Do not thou savour high thing, but dread thou, Thou sayest well: because of unbelief they are broken off, and thou standest stedfast in faith. Be not high minded, but fear: Well: through unbelief they are broken off, and thou standest by faith: be not high minded, but fear. Well: because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not high minded, but fear.
11:21 for if God spared not the natural branches, see thou lest peradventure he spare not thee. seeing that god spared not the natural branches, lest haply he also spare not thee. For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed, lest he also spare not thee. For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
11:22 Therefore see the goodness, and the fierceness of God; yea, the fierceness into them that fell down, but the goodness of God into thee, if thou shalt dwell in goodness, else also thou shalt be cut down. Behold the kindness and rigorousness of god: on them which fell, rigorousness: but towards thee kindness, if thou continue in his kindness. or else thou shalt be hewn off, Behold therefore the bountifulness, & severity of God: toward them which have fallen, severity: but toward thee, bountifulness, if thou continue in his bountifulness: or else thou shalt also be cut off. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but towards thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
11:23 But, and they shall be inset, if they shall not dwell in unbelief. Forsooth God is mighty, again to inset them. and they if they bide not still in unbelief shall be graffed in again. For God is of power to graft them in again. And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again. And they also, if they bide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
11:24 For if thou wert cut down of the natural wild olive tree, and against kind wert inset into a good olive tree, how much more they that be by kind, shall be inset into their olive tree? For if thou wast cut out of a natural wild olive tree, and wast graffed contrary to nature in a true olive tree: how much more shall the natural branches be graffed in their own olive tree again. For if thou wast cut out of the olive tree, which was wild by nature, and wast graffed contrary to nature in a right olive tree, how much more shall they that are by nature, be graffed in their own olive tree? 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?
11:25 Forsooth, brethren, I will not that ye unknow this mystery, that ye be not wise to yourselves; for blindness hath felled of part in Israel, till the plenty of heathen men entered, I would not that this secret should be hid from you my brethren (lest ye should be wise in your own conceits) that partly blindness is happened in Israhel, until the fulness of the gentiles be come in. For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this secret (lest ye should be arrogant in yourselves) that partly obstinacy is come to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 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.
11:26 and so all Israel should be made safe. As it is written, He shall come of Sion, that shall deliver, and turn away the unpiety of Jacob. And so all Israhel shall be saved. as it is written: There shall come out of Sion he that doth deliver, and shall turn away the ungodliness of Jacob. And so all Israel shall be saved, as it is written, The deliverer shall come out of Sion, and shall turn away the ungodliness from Jacob. 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.
11:27 And this testament to them of me, when I shall do away their sins. And this is my testament unto them, when I shall take away their sins. And this is my covenant to them, When I shall take away their sins. For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
11:28 After the gospel they be enemies for you, but they be most dear-worthy after the election for the fathers. As concerning the gospel, They are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are loved for the fathers’ sake. As concerning the Gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes. As concerning the Gospel, they are enemies for your sake: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.
11:29 Soothly the gifts and calling of God be without repenting. For verily the gifts and calling of god are such, that it cannot repent him of them. For the gifts and calling of GOD are without repentance. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
11:30 And as sometime also ye believed not to God, but now ye have gotten mercy for the unbelief of them; for look, as ye in time past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: For even as ye in time past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief, For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
11:31 so and these now believed not to your mercy, that also they get mercy. even so now have they not believed the mercy which is happened unto you, That they also may obtain mercy. Even so now have they not believed by the mercy shewed unto you, that they also may obtain mercy. Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
11:32 Forsooth God closed together all things in unbelief, that he have mercy on all. God hath wrapped all nations in unbelief, that he might have mercy on all. For God hath shut up all in unbelief, that he might have mercy on all. For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
11:33 O! the depth of the riches of wisdom and knowing of God; how incomprehensible be his dooms, and his ways unsearchable. O the deepness of the abundant wisdom and knowledge of God: how incomprehensible are his judgements, and his ways unsearchable. O the deepness of the riches, both of the wisdom, & knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgements, & his ways past finding out! O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgements, and his ways past finding out!
11:34 For why who knew the wit of the Lord, or who was his counseller? For who hath known the mind of the lord? or who was his counseller? For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who was his counseller? For who hath known the mind of the Lord, or who hath been his counseller?
11:35 or who former gave to him, and it shall be requited again to him? other who hath given unto him first, that he might be recompensed again? Or who hath given unto him first, and he shall be recompensed? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
11:36 For of him, and by him, and in him be all things. To him be glory into worlds of worlds. Amen. For of him, and through him, and unto him are all things. To him be glory forever Amen. For of him, and through him, and for him are all things: to him be glory for ever. Amen. For of him, and through him, and to him are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
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