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Romans 11:1-36

The Remnant of Israel

1I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. 2God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don’t you know what Scripture says in the passage about Elijah—how he appealed to God against Israel: 3“Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars; I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me”11:3 1 Kings 19:10,14? 4And what was God’s answer to him? “I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”11:4 1 Kings 19:18 5So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. 6And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.

7What then? What the people of Israel sought so earnestly they did not obtain. The elect among them did, but the others were hardened, 8as it is written:

“God gave them a spirit of stupor,

eyes that could not see

and ears that could not hear,

to this very day.”11:8 Deut. 29:4; Isaiah 29:10

9And David says:

“May their table become a snare and a trap,

a stumbling block and a retribution for them.

10May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see,

and their backs be bent forever.”11:10 Psalm 69:22,23

Ingrafted Branches

11Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious. 12But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their full inclusion bring!

13I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I take pride in my ministry 14in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them. 15For if their rejection brought reconciliation to the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? 16If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.

17If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, 18do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. 19You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” 20Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but tremble. 21For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.

22Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off. 23And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. 24After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!

All Israel Will Be Saved

25I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, 26and in this way11:26 Or and so all Israel will be saved. As it is written:

“The deliverer will come from Zion;

he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.

27And this is11:27 Or will be my covenant with them

when I take away their sins.”11:27 Isaiah 59:20,21; 27:9 (see Septuagint); Jer. 31:33,34

28As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies for your sake; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs, 29for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. 30Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience, 31so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now11:31 Some manuscripts do not have now. receive mercy as a result of God’s mercy to you. 32For God has bound everyone over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.

Doxology

33Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and11:33 Or riches and the wisdom and the knowledge of God!

How unsearchable his judgments,

and his paths beyond tracing out!

34“Who has known the mind of the Lord?

Or who has been his counselor?”11:34 Isaiah 40:13

35“Who has ever given to God,

that God should repay them?”11:35 Job 41:11

36For from him and through him and for him are all things.

To him be the glory forever! Amen.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Romafoɔ 11:1-36

Israel Nkaeɛfoɔ

1Afei, mebisa sɛ Onyankopɔn ato ne ɔman atwene anaa? Dabi. Mʼankasa meyɛ Israelni na meyɛ Abraham aseni a mefiri Benyamin abusua mu. 2Onyankopɔn ampo ne nkurɔfoɔ a ɔyii wɔn ahyɛaseɛ no. Monim deɛ Atwerɛsɛm no ka fa Elia sɛdeɛ ɔkasa tiaa Israelfoɔ wɔ Onyankopɔn anim sɛ, 3“Awurade, wɔakum wʼadiyifoɔ na wɔadwiri wʼafɔrebukyia, na me nko na maka a wɔpɛ sɛ wɔkum me.” 4Mmuaeɛ bɛn na Onyankopɔn de maa no? Onyankopɔn kaa sɛ, “Mewɔ nnipa mpemnson a wɔnsom ɔbosom Baal.” 5Saa ara nso na ɛte ɛnnɛ. Nnipa kakra bi wɔ hɔ a Onyankopɔn nam ne dom so ayi wɔn. 6Yi a wayi wɔn no gyina nʼadom so na ɛnyɛ wɔn nnwuma so. Na sɛ Onyankopɔn yi a ɔyi nnipa no gyina wɔn nnwuma so a, ɛnneɛ na adom no nyɛ adom turodoo.

7Ɛnneɛ na ɛne ɛdeɛn? Deɛ Israelfoɔ tii akyire hwehwɛeɛ no, wɔn nsa anka, na mmom, kakraa a Onyankopɔn ayi wɔn no deɛ, wɔn nsa kaeɛ. Wɔn a wɔaka no pirim wɔn akoma 8sɛdeɛ Atwerɛsɛm no ka sɛ,

“Onyankopɔn maa wɔn honhom a ɛyɛ tebɔɔ,

ani a ɛmma wɔnhunu adeɛ

aso a ɛmma wɔnnte asɛm,

de bɛsi ɛnnɛ.”

9Na Dawid ka sɛ,

“Ma wɔn didipono a ɛsi wɔn anim nyi wɔn sɛ afidie

na wɔnhwehwe ase na wɔntwe wɔn aso!

10Ma wɔn ani so nyɛ wɔn kusuu na wɔanhunu adeɛ;

na wɔn akyi nkuntunu afebɔɔ.”

11Afei, mebisa sɛ, ɛberɛ a Yudafoɔ yɛɛ bɔne no, ɛde wɔn kɔɔ ɔsɛeɛ mu anaa? Dabi! Amanamanmufoɔ nam Yudafoɔ no bɔne a wɔyɛeɛ no so nyaa nkwagyeɛ. Yei maa Yudafoɔ no twee wɔn so ninkunu. 12Yudafoɔ no bɔne a wɔyɛeɛ no de nnepa brɛɛ ewiase na wɔn honhom mu hia a wɔdiiɛ no nso de ahonya brɛɛ amanamanmufoɔ. Na ɛba sɛ Yudafoɔ no mu bebree bɛka wɔn ho a, nhyira mmorosoɔ bɛn na ɛremma?

13Afei, merekasa akyerɛ mo amanamanmufoɔ: Esiane sɛ meyɛ amanamanmufoɔ somafoɔ enti, mehoahoa me ho wɔ adwuma a wɔde ahyɛ me nsa no ho. 14Sɛ ɛbɛtumi a, mɛma wɔn a wɔyɛ me nuanom Yudafoɔ no kɔn adɔ deɛ mo amanamanmufoɔ nsa aka yi bi, na wɔnam so agye wɔn mu bi nkwa. 15Na sɛ wɔn po a wɔpoo wɔn no ama Onyankopɔn ne ewiasefoɔ aka abom a, ɛnneɛ, gye a Onyankopɔn bɛgye wɔn no de ɛdeɛn na ɛbɛba? Ɛde nkwa bɛbrɛ awufoɔ. 16Sɛ wɔde burodo sin ma Onyankopɔn a, ɛnneɛ na ne mu nyinaa yɛ ne dea. Saa ara nso na sɛ dua no nhini yɛ kronkron a, ne mman no nyinaa nso yɛ kronkron.

17Wɔapempan ngo dua a wɔahyɛda adua no mman no bi agu, na wɔde ngo dua a wɔanhyɛda annua no mman abɛhyɛ nʼanan mu. Mo amanamanmufoɔ no te sɛ ngo dua a wɔanhyɛ da annua, nanso afei deɛ, mo ne Yudafoɔ no nyinaa anya Onyankopɔn adom a wɔde adom wɔn no bi. 18Nanso monhwɛ yie na moanhoahoa mo ho sɛ wɔde mo asi mman a wɔapempan no ananmu. Monkae sɛ moyɛ mman kɛkɛ, na monyɛ nhini. 19Na mobɛka sɛ, “Ɛyɛ, wɔbubuu mman no sɛ wɔmfa me nsi wɔn ananmu.” 20Aane, nanso monkae sɛ wɔpempan saa mman a ɛyɛ Yudafoɔ no, ɛfiri sɛ wɔannye Onyankopɔn anni, na mogye di enti na mowɔ hɔ. Mommma mo ho so, na mmom monsuro deɛ ɛbɛtumi asie. 21Na sɛ Onyankopɔn amfa Yudafoɔ a wɔte sɛ ngo dua pa mman no bɔne ankyɛre wɔn a, mosusu sɛ ɔde mo bɔne bɛkyɛ mo?

22Enti monhwɛ Onyankopɔn ayamyɛ ne ne denyɛ. Ɔyɛ den wɔ wɔn a wɔyɛɛ asoɔden no so, nanso ne yam yɛ ma mo wɔ ɛberɛ a mode mo ho ato nʼayamyɛ so. Na sɛ moamfa mo ho anto no so a, saa ara na wɔbɛpempan mo. 23Na sɛ Yudafoɔ no gye di bio a, Onyankopɔn bɛsane de wɔn ayɛ dua no mman bio. Ɔbɛtumi ayɛ saa. 24Na sɛ Onyankopɔn pɛɛ sɛ ɔde mo a moyɛ wiram ngo dua mman bɛfam dua papa a ɔno ankasa adua ho, deɛ anka ɛmfa kwan mu a, ɛnneɛ ɔbɛpɛ no mmorosoɔ sɛ ɔde Yudafoɔ no bɛfam dua a ɛyɛ wɔn ankasa dea no ho.

Onyankopɔn Ahummɔborɔ Wɔ Hɔ Ma Obiara

25Me nuanom, ahintasɛm bi wɔ hɔ a mepɛ sɛ mote aseɛ, sɛdeɛ monnyɛ ahantan na monhoahoa mo ho. Yudafoɔ no mu bi apirim wɔn akoma, nanso sɛ amanamanmufoɔ no nyinaa dane ba Kristo nkyɛn a, ɛtoɔ bɛtwa. 26Enti Israelfoɔ nyinaa bɛnya nkwagyeɛ. Mokae deɛ adiyifoɔ no kaa wɔ yei ho?

“Agyenkwa no bɛfiri Sion aba,

na ɔbɛyi amumuyɛsɛm nyinaa afiri Yakob asefoɔ mu.

27Na mɛdi apam a me ne wɔn ayɛ no so

na mapepa wɔn bɔne.”

28Yudafoɔ no bebree ayɛ Asɛmpa no atamfoɔ. Na mo, amanamanmufoɔ anya ho mfasoɔ, ɛfiri sɛ Onyankopɔn de nʼakyɛdeɛ no ama mo. Nanso, Yudafoɔ yɛ ne ɔman a wapa wɔn ara, ɛsiane ɛbɔ a wahyɛ wɔn nananom enti, 29ɛfiri sɛ Onyankopɔn akyɛdeɛ ne ne frɛ no, wɔnsesa. 30Na mo amanamanmufoɔ deɛ, ɛberɛ a atwam no mu, moyɛɛ asoɔden tiaa Onyankopɔn, nanso Yudafoɔ no poo nʼahummɔborɔ no enti Onyankopɔn hunuu mo mmɔbɔ mmom. 31Saa ara nso na ɛsiane adom a moanya no enti, seesei, Yudafoɔ no nso ayɛ asoɔden atia Onyankopɔn. Nanso nna bi akyire no wɔn nso bɛnya Onyankopɔn adom no. 32Onyankopɔn aka nnipa nyinaa ahyɛ wɔn asoɔden ase sɛdeɛ ɔbɛyɛ adom ama obiara.

Awieeɛ

33Ao Onyankopɔn ahonya ne nyansa ne nimdeɛ bunu a emu dɔ!

Hwan na ɔbɛtumi ahunu nʼatemmuo mu pɛɛpɛeɛ,

na wɔahunu deɛ nʼakwan nenam.

34“Hwan na ɔnim Awurade adwene

anaasɛ hwan na ɔyɛ ne fotufoɔ?”

35“Hwan na wama Onyankopɔn biribi kane

a ɛsɛ sɛ Onyankopɔn tua no so ka?”

36Ɛfiri sɛ, adeɛ nyinaa firi ne mu na ɛba, na ɛnam ne so na ɛba, na ɛbɛsane akɔ ne nkyɛn bio.

Ɔno na animuonyam wɔ no daa daa. Amen.