Romans 11:12
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New International Version
But 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!

New Living Translation
Now if the Gentiles were enriched because the people of Israel turned down God's offer of salvation, think how much greater a blessing the world will share when they finally accept it.

English Standard Version
Now if their trespass means riches for the world, and if their failure means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full inclusion mean!

Berean Study Bible
But if their trespass means riches for the world, and their failure means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their fullness bring!

Berean Literal Bible
But if their trespass is the riches of the world, and their failure is the riches of the Gentiles, how much more their fullness!

New American Standard Bible
Now if their transgression is riches for the world and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their fulfillment be!

King James Bible
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?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now if their stumbling brings riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full number bring!

International Standard Version
Now if their stumbling means riches for the world, and if their fall means riches for the gentiles, how much more will their full participation mean!

NET Bible
Now if their transgression means riches for the world and their defeat means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full restoration bring?

New Heart English Bible
Now if their fall is the riches of the world, and their loss the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fullness?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if their offense was wealth to the world, and their condemnation is wealth to the Gentiles, how much more therefore, their fullness?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The fall of the Jewish people made the world spiritually rich. Their failure made people who are not Jewish spiritually rich. So the inclusion of Jewish people will make the world even richer.

New American Standard 1977
Now if their transgression be riches for the world and their failure be riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their fulfillment be!

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if the fall of them is the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles, how much more shall their fullness be?

King James 2000 Bible
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 fullness?

American King James Version
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 fullness?

American Standard Version
Now if their fall, is the riches of the world, and their loss the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now if the offence of them be the riches of the world, and the diminution of them, the riches of the Gentiles; how much more the fulness of them?

Darby Bible Translation
But if their fall [be the] world's wealth, and their loss [the] wealth of [the] nations, how much rather their fulness?

English Revised Version
Now if their fall is the riches of the world, and their loss the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?

Webster's Bible Translation
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 fullness?

Weymouth New Testament
and if their lapse is the enriching of the world, and their overthrow the enriching of the Gentiles, will not still greater good follow their restoration?

World English Bible
Now if their fall is the riches of the world, and their loss the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fullness?

Young's Literal Translation
and if the fall of them is the riches of a world, and the diminution of them the riches of nations, how much more the fulness of them?
Study Bible
The Ingrafting of the Gentiles
11I ask then, did they stumble so as to lose their share? Absolutely not! However, because of their trespass, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel jealous. 12But if their trespass means riches for the world, and their failure means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their fullness bring! 13I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry,…
Cross References
Acts 3:21
Heaven must take Him in until the time comes for the restoration of all things, which God announced long ago through His holy prophets.

Romans 11:25
I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you will not be conceited: A hardening in part has come to Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.
Treasury of Scripture

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 fullness?

the world.

Romans 11:15,33 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, …

Romans 9:23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels …

Ephesians 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given…

Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of …

diminishing. decay, or, loss. their.

Romans 11:25 For I would not, brothers, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, …

Isaiah 11:11-16 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his …

Isaiah 12:1-6 And in that day you shall say, O LORD, I will praise you: though …

Isaiah 60:1-22 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is …

Isaiah 66:8-20 Who has heard such a thing? who has seen such things? Shall the earth …

Micah 4:1,2 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of …

Micah 5:7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the middle of many people as …

Zechariah 2:11 And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall …

Zechariah 8:20-23 Thus said the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there …

Revelation 11:15-19 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying…

(12) And if the fall of the Jews had such good results, much more might be expected from their reinstatement.

Diminishing . . . fulness.--It is, perhaps, difficult to suggest a better translation. The Apostle seems to have in view not only the supersession of the Jews by the Gentiles, but also, under the figure of a defeat in battle, the reduction of their numbers to a small remnant. And, on the other hand, he looks forward to their full and complete restoration, when every Jew shall be a member of the Messianic kingdom, and there shall not be one missing. The full "complement," as it were, of the nation is what is meant by "fulness;" its temporary reduction and degradation is expressed by "diminishing."

Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world,.... By "the world", as is clear from the next clause, is meant the Gentiles; who were frequently called so by the Jews, who reckoned themselves to be "the church", and all the nations round about them, "the world"; which observation may serve to illustrate other passages of Scripture; see John 3:16; now the fall of the Jews, which was a lessening of them, was the riches of the Gentiles;

and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; the number of the true believers in Christ among them were very few, the generality of them received him not, but stumbled at him, and fell through unbelief; but the few that did believe were the means of carrying and spreading the Gospel, which is, "the unsearchable riches of Christ", Ephesians 3:8, in the Gentile world: thus at first a persecution being raised against the church at Jerusalem, the ministers of the Gospel were scattered abroad, and went everywhere preaching the word; and afterwards the Jews behaving in a very indecent manner towards the apostles of Christ, they turned in a manner wholly to the Gentiles; and thus by the means of a few, a diminutive company, of which the Apostle Paul was one, the Gospel, the pearl of great price, treasure hid in a field, and put into earthen vessels, was carried into the Heathen world, and by it they were enriched. This handful of men that went out of Judea, were the means of converting vast numbers, large multitudes of souls among the Gentiles, which may be also designed by "riches": this word sometimes signifying plenty, see Romans 2:4; and also of enriching them with the gifts and graces of the Spirit, and of directing them to Christ, who has durable riches, treasures of wisdom and knowledge, riches of grace, and riches of glory. Now the apostle argues, that if such a small number of the Jews who embraced Christ, were of so much advantage to the Gentiles,

how much more their fulness? when converts to Christ among them will be as the sand of the sea, a nation of them shall be born again at once, and all Israel be saved. This will be a great accession to the Gentile church, bring much glory to it, contribute greatly to its welfare, and be a means of establishing their faith, and of putting fresh life and vigour into them, and of inspiring them with more zeal for Christ, and for his honour and glory. 12. Now if the fall of them—"But if their trespass," or "false step"

be the riches of the—Gentile

world—as being the occasion of their accession to Christ.

and the diminishing of them—that is, the reduction of the true Israel to so small a remnant.

the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness!—that is, their full recovery (see on [2248]Ro 11:26); that is, "If an event so untoward as Israel's fall was the occasion of such unspeakable good to the Gentile world, of how much greater good may we expect an event so blessed as their full recovery to be productive?"11:11-21 The gospel is the greatest riches of every place where it is. As therefore the righteous rejection of the unbelieving Jews, was the occasion of so large a multitude of the Gentiles being reconciled to God, and at peace with him; the future receiving of the Jews into the church would be such a change, as would resemble a general resurrection of the dead in sin to a life of righteousness. Abraham was as the root of the church. The Jews continued branches of this tree till, as a nation, they rejected the Messiah; after that, their relation to Abraham and to God was, as it were, cut off. The Gentiles were grafted into this tree in their room; being admitted into the church of God. Multitudes were made heirs of Abraham's faith, holiness and blessedness. It is the natural state of every one of us, to be wild by nature. Conversion is as the grafting in of wild branches into the good olive. The wild olive was often ingrafted into the fruitful one when it began to decay, and this not only brought forth fruit, but caused the decaying olive to revive and flourish. The Gentiles, of free grace, had been grafted in to share advantages. They ought therefore to beware of self-confidence, and every kind of pride or ambition; lest, having only a dead faith, and an empty profession, they should turn from God, and forfeit their privileges. If we stand at all, it is by faith; we are guilty and helpless in ourselves, and are to be humble, watchful, afraid of self-deception, or of being overcome by temptation. Not only are we at first justified by faith, but kept to the end in that justified state by faith only; yet, by a faith which is not alone, but which worketh by love to God and man.
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